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A legend in China, where it won the major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, this is a novel of family, myth, and memory, set during the fratricidal barbarity of the 1930s, when the Chinese battled both Japanese invaders and each other.
Posted July 25, 2013
I really enjoyed this book! It is not the type of book I usually read but picked it up at a local bookstore because the cover appealed to me and I was interested in reading the work of a Nobel prize winner. Mo Yan brought the characters to life and I many times felt as if I were watching a film.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2013
I chose to read this book based on recommendations of Barnes and Noble, and the fact it was set in, and about China, a country and its people that I constantly strive to learn more about. It was difficult to get beyond the first couple of pages, but I felt I could overcome my hesitancies, and move on. I could not do so; and therefore, I closed the book after only a few chapters and passed it on to my local library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.