I read this in August I made a note after finishing it and it took some time to finish it Hard to describe Too long but shows immaturity of the students I worry about the Hong Kong rotestors of August 2019 Today 12312019 I think I am less worried about the Hong Kong rotestors as of today They have many other eople from different walks of life in Hong Kong on their side An absolutely towering masterpiece ainful haunting compelling and rofound Original and never once dull over the course of 700 Baby Girl (Erik Ead Trilogy, pages I wish I could write some words that would do a work like this justice that would makeeople read it and experience it but I finished the book about 10 minutes ago and my mind is still reeling Don t allow the length and the grim subject matter to frighten you away This is simply one of the best novels I ve ever read truly this will induce coma in beijing or anywhere else i couldn t get through than 35 待つ [Matsu] pages oneroblem among others there are no chapters or sections or breaks in the text at all only a single 586 age stream of multi tensed consciousness this bo. Dai Wei lies in his bedroom a risoner in his body after he was shot in the head at the Tiananmen Suare rotest ten years earlier and left in a coma As his mother tends to him and his friends bring news of their lives in
Ok reuires a reader with an unheard of attention span also a reader with some knowledge of the history of the cultural revolution which i do have and still i was bored references to the democracy wall movement do little to inspire excited moments of recognition when the dialogue reads like a history textbook note that i adore history textbooks i loved Ma Jain before this novel but this one sorry to say i could not finish with all my knowledge of China with my curiosity towards what happened in tian an man in june 1989 and i was there few days after i got lost Ma is a great writer good critic of the wrongs in china but i found this novel to cumbersome Ma Jian s epic masterpiece about the 1989 Tiananmen Suare Protests will be resent in your mind long after you Encounters with Rauschenberg: (A Lavishly Illustrated Lecture) put the book down if you can do so Dai Wei a PhD student at Beijing University was struck by a bullet during the massacre that followed the studentrotests As he lies in bed immobile for years he lives in his memories of the ast He also silently observes everything around his big iron bed trapped within. N almost unrecognisable China Dai Wei escapes into his memories weaving together the events that took him from his harsh childhood in the last years of the Cultural Revolution to his time as a microbiology student at Beiji.
His body His mother apartment friends and body break down around him while his mind remains unable to move or change This is a metaphor for the natural incessant beauty of China that Dai Wei loves which is unchanging amidst the country s olitical turmoil This book is a must read for anyone interested in Chinese culture Ma Jian s exuisite style takes you to the rain forests of Yunnan the sweaty southern rovinces busy Beijing and explains the beauty of Hong Kongese women You become embroiled in his circle of friends and although there are MANY characters you feel as though they are your friends as well There are a few too many characters for my liking I believe that Jian tries to explain how vast the rotests are but by the end you are a bit confused about all the minor characters All in all I am a little too young to remember these rotests first hand and I am so glad that I learned about this era through this book The writing is beautiful and moving while still being historically accurate China in my mind will forever be shaped by Ma Jian and of course Dai Wei. Ng University As the minute by minute chronicling of the lead up to his shooting becomes ever intense the reader is caught in a gripping emotional journey where the boundaries between life and death are increasingly blurre.
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