Red Sorghum: A Novel of China

Red Sorghum: A Novel of China


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Red Sorghum: A Novel of China 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
manbooker1989 More than 1 year ago
This is an important book. War cannot destroy all; this family stretches three generations and the bonds are as strong as the sorghum about them, though perhaps racked by storms. Mo Yan gives us a delicate story about war and love and the power of remembrance. His prose is very pretty, sometimes too much and sometimes just perfect. The book switches lawlessly back and forth, the use of third-person always the writing to adjust to different scenes with ease. The only bad part is the end; Mo Yan tries too hard to force a feeling of filial devotion and ancestral respect on the reader. otherwise it is an exciting, intense book with violence, horror, wells, and shooting. An extraordinary achievement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.   
PeggyBrooks More than 1 year ago
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.