Rate this book

Years Of Red Dust: Stories Of Shanghai (2010)

by Qiu Xiaolong(Favorite Author)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 4
0312628099 (ISBN13: 9780312628093)
St. Martin's Press
Cité de la Poussière Rouge
review 1: This book is a series of short stories revolving around various residents of Red Dust Lane in Shanghai from 1949 through 2005. The historical changes which took place over this period of time in China were certainly interesting and it was interesting to see how the author presented these changes in terms of their effect on ordinary citizens. However, I would have enjoyed this book more if the characters were more developed, with greater insight into their thoughts and emotions. Instead, the stories read more like fables, each written to illustrate a particular point.
review 2: This collection of short stories that take place in a traditional lane in Shanghai center around ordinary characters struggling with their everyday lives amidst enormous change. Set o
... morever a period of more than fifty years, these insights into personal lives tell the story of modern Chinese history in a more immediate way than any sweeping epic could do. I am not a great fan of short stories, but these definitely add up to a whole that is much more than the sum of the parts. less
Reviews (see all)
vaut tous les cours d'histoires
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)