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I could not connect or sympathize completely with the characters, and in that the story was ruined for me. The s This was a delightful little story, but suffered greatly from lack of character development. She actually could have been a lot more interesting had the author bothered to exert himself with her development.
Overall, this novel simply feels like a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Pygmalion.
Balzac y la joven costurera china
Hiding their most valuable treasure, the boys are able to transit to different worlds full of love, adventure and freedom, things they believed are lost for them forever. A quick read for the story, but ultimately sort of empty. There is so much potential in this novella, that it is incredibly frustrating to see it ultimately fail.
The narrator’s feelings are only touched on briefly and the living conditions of living through Mao’s cultural revolution could have been explored in jovrn detail.
The little seamstress is present, but to me more as a side note and not the actual center of the story. The reference to Stallone, under Mao’s regime, was weird too.
While every part that DID deal with the Cultural Revolution was well-penned and I want more of it, and the little nuances of the story, especially early on, were endearing, this was in the end a disappointment. Probably a little of all of these.
Balzac y La Joven Costurera China
I liked the cover a lot, by the way. See all 9 questions about Balzac y la joven costurera china…. Dai Sijie’s first cbina tells the story about two teenage boys sent to the mountains in China for “re-education” under the Maoist regime.
But now that I have given it some thought, this story was never about the two boys in the first place. Of course, there were times when the journey was worth it eg.
There are enough better, more complex, and humanizing books and films about the Cultural Revolution that this blzac really hold up in comparison. The thing with the old preacher helping the protagonists with fosturera trouble don’t want to make any spoilers also struck me as not too well thought out, for why would he want to help them with this particular problem?
The boys have no access to books of any kind until they discover that a friend in a nearby village has h This book was only so-so. It says National Bestseller on the front, and I have to wonder how that happened. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While I wish I could say the last sentence of this book changed my opinion of it, I can’t really.
What I got was boredom and disappointment. It was clear from the beginning that the seamstress was going to be the object of fantasy, desire, awakening, etc. He grew up working in his fathers tailor shop. jovem
To see what your friends thought of this book, chinaa sign up. I expected something good, something profound in such a short story. Tja, was soll ich sagen?
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This is kind of a mild Shakespeare tragedy, Chinese-style. It is superficial, reactionary, unintentionally surreal, and probably owes both its totemic content and popularity to Dai Sijie’s previous life as a film maker. Towards the end the perspective changes for what feels like absolutely no reason and I found myself saying, “what?! First off, the characters are wooden, and hard to identify I should have loved this. The story is cute and had a lot of unfulfilled potential, but I still enjoyed reading it despite its flaws.
The narrator, whose name is never mentioned, and his best friend Luo find themselves facing re-education.