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Very interesting view of China by a Chinese author and perhaps a comparison of Communism and the new Capitalist tendencies.Published 1 month ago by Mary L Costello
I liked his The chronicle of blood merchant but this one is a huge disappointment. The first half is excellent, poignant, funny with wicked humor and moving and the characters are... Read morePublished 5 months ago by whj
A brilliant overview of China's shift from Communist-Cultural-Revolutionary to Capitalist China through the very entertaining story of Baldi Li. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Natalia Marriaga Martinez
Even though I like Yu Hua's other books, I could not finish this book. The author's storytelling and story line are just too dark for my taste, and his endless, repetitive and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by lnmlnm
Yu Hua, author of Brothers, has won several awards, among them the James Joyce Award in 2002. Mr. Hua is known all over the world. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Linda Schell
Imagine Bill Moyers and Larry Flint teaming up to write a novelization of South Park. (If this sounds cool, stop reading this review now!). Read morePublished 11 months ago by John Biskupski
I'm a fan of Yu, and this story of the lives of two "brothers" over their lifetime, and the latter lives of their parents and many of the people in their lives, provides a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bradley W. Bleck