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If you have any interest in contemporary China, classical Chinese aphorisms and poetry, Chinese food and culture, you will delight in any of Qiu Xiaolong's neatly plotted and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Peter R. Ramsey
I have read two other books by this author that I love. but this one I could not get into. I still highly recommend this author mainly for the wonderful glimpse he gives to modern... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ruby
I was happy to read the disappointed reviews here because not far into this novel I was doubting my impression of Xiaolong's previous novel, Death of a Red Heroine, which I had... Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. S. Turula
This author has created one of my favorite characters in Comrade Chief Inspector Chen. He reminds me of Martin Cruz Smith's character, Arkady Renko, but he is more complex than... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Hurowitz
A fellow traveler on a tour of China recommended this series, and we are glad she did. The story is set in 1990s Shanghai and illustrates the chaotic progress of the country from... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jack E. Leonard
Really enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading someone in the series. Most interesting was the portrait of modern day China politically and socially.Published 10 months ago by Joyce K. Gilbert
I enjoy so much reading the books written by Qiu Xiaolong. Good story, Nice characters, Glimpse of China before, Mao times and now. Read morePublished 11 months ago by isanews
As usual, he creates interesting characters and gives us a fascinating look at the culture. The plot is a little slower to develop than previous stories.Published 13 months ago by William B. Haden