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The Crazed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Recommended

    Another great narrative from Ha Jin, with his amazing command of English-language but total grasp of contemporary Chinese life. Once again the ghosts and events of the Cultural Revolution are in the background, this time during the Tiananmin uprising. A professor suffers a stroke and through his dementia his young protege sorts out the truths that will determine his own choices in life. More complex than earlier novels and stories from Ha Jin, but just as enjoyable to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2007

    I tried to like it!

    I had a really hard time getting into this book and am sad to say that I put it down about 3/4 of the way through. At times I found it very engaging, but most of the time I just found it boring. I have read many of Ha Jin's other works and have always enjoyed them, especially his collections of short stories! I will definitely give him another try. And I will probably pick this book up again since the other reviewers indicate the ending is what makes it so good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2005

    The Big Picture

    This had to have been Ha Jin's best novel. It had to have been looked at through the 'big picture' it all ties in at the end of the novel. If one stopped reading halfway through it wouldnt have done the work justice. I was supposed to read this novel for English Class and I am glad I did! what an enlightenment!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2002

    Saramago and Jin--the two top guns

    In the past 3 years the only books I have truly enjoyed were Blindness, All the Names and the Cave by Saramago and Waiting and The Crazed by Ha Jin Thank You. Life is richer because of you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    Element of HOPE makes this Ha Jin's best yet!

    I do NOT agree at all with the review stating "not Ha Jin's best." It IS his best novel! And considering the greatness of his others, that's saying a lot. The characters, plot, themes, and setting are his best developed yet. It's not a pleasant story, but it is an immensely intriguing story, ending with HOPE and freedom. And for idealists like me, that helps make this his best yet. . . Zhu-he, zhu-he, Ha Jin!

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