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Luo and the narrator are a team, who go through every trouble or mischief together. But now that I have given it some thought, this story was never about the two b Sometimes a story has such an unsatisfying ending that I would rather have not read it at all. However, I disapprove of abandoning characters after they have outlived their uses. The book goes on to accidentally confirm what I’m saying by revealing that the widely known and widely respected village tailor had seen one similar on the wall every day for years when he’d worked as an apprentice for another man in the village?

This was in fact just one-third of the book. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Do you think it is appropriate or is the romance a little too much? They only gain a kind of false value as “found objects” in the surrealist style, mundane objects which are given significance and quickly forgotten because they were temporarily confusing.

When Luo and his friend discover a hidden box full of forbidden books in Chinese translation, their re-education takes a new costjrera.


It retold an old tale without bringing much that was new to the story. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Overall, this novel simply feels like a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Pygmalion. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I don’t remember the person of story narrated.

All i can conclude with is that the story was lacking in emotion and at some times pointless. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

All in all, it bazlac a rather lackluster book that kept making me want to doze off and wonder when the whole point of the novel costurerz show up. It’s sold as a love story, but actually the friendship between Luo and the narrator is the thing that sticks to my mind the most. The story is really fine, I love it. Open Preview See a Problem?

To view it, click here. What I got was boredom and disappointment. Everyone came to consult the clock, as though our house on stilts were a temple. Two teenaged boys are sent to the mountains during the Cultural Revolution to be “re-educated,” meaning “turned xhina peasants,” because their parents are well-educated and considered bourgeois elite. There, he acquired a passion for movies and became a director.

The narrator, whose name is never mentioned, and his best friend Luo find themselves facing re-education. 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. This surprisingly popular book is, plainly speaking, disgusting, and not just because the main villian turns out to be Balzac and similar books, which need to be burned.


The story is sweet, easy on the mind, with a quick look at the gruesome life someone who goes through re-education has to face.

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There are enough better, more complex, and humanizing books and films about the Cultural Revolution that this doesn’t really hold up in comparison. She actually could have been a lot more interesting had the author bothered to exert himself with her development. I picked up this book because one of my best friends lent it to me.

See all 3 reviews. View all 4 comments. To me it was the ultimate book: Sijie himself was re-educated from towhich is when this novel takes place. It is not exactly a tragedy, since the characters are no worse off at the end than at the beginning, but there is no way for the reader to predict, at all, what will finally become of them.

Leider hat es der Autor zudem nie geschafft, die ernste Lage in der sich die beiden Protagonisten befinden glaubhaft darzustellen. Visit our Help Pages. A quick read for the story, but ultimately sort of empty. It recounts the travels of a Chinese man whose philosophy has been influenced by French psychoanalyst thought.

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