Books: 3 | Review: 0 | Avg rating: 3.75
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Yan Lianke

3.53 of 5 Votes: 3
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Dream of Ding Village (2005)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Not nearly emotive enough for my tastes; the prose felt short, choppy and simplistic, the characters were given firm outlines but were without emotional depth, and there was little sophistication in style or vocabulary. Possibly that style a reflects the village's poverty and the...
Dream of Ding Village. Yan Lianke (2005)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Based on real-life events, this is a haunting novel on greed and how it destroys one family and its community. Ding Village is a township falling into decay, people drop dead everyday from the "fever." HIV/AIDS has contaminated over half of the population which has engaged in bl...
Il sogno del Villaggio dei Ding (2005)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This novel could be a parable for the Great Leap Forward except that stories like Ding Villlage really happened in China. Peasants sold their blood and developed HIV and later AIDS. Some villages were wiped out when everyone died from AIDS or fled the depressing conditions of wha...
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