Reviews

User reviews

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This was amazing book! There's SO much symbolism!

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Very Good....March 31, 2007

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Good book, interesting topic.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book was terrible. I'm sorry, but really who cares about this? The ending sucked and it just didnt make sense to me. The entire book was metaphorical or ironic, and analyzing that was super boring. I just want to read and be entertained, not have to try if I want to actual know what it means. Overall, I didn't enjoy it and I don't recommend anyone reads it for fun. I had to read it for school and it was awful. 

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is a story about two teenage storytellers. The setting is Mao's Cultural Revolution. The main characters, two boys who were raised in the city, are sent to the country for "re-education" by peasants. While they toil over manual labor, they befriend Four-Eyes, who has a secret and forbidden hoard of Western books, translated into Chinese. They read one of the books, and cannot get enough of it. They retell the story to the Little Seamstress, who loves to hear stories told. The boys soon become the village storytellers, and are sent to the closest city to watch movies, so that they can come back to retell the stories. It is this storytelling and the boys' quest for outside influences that allows their spirit to withstand the grueling abuse of the re-education process. This book combines the history of the communist movement with the romance of a Little Seamstress to produce a wonderfully written (and translated) novel. It is fun to read, and not a long story. 

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

It was a very good read, however it is a somewhat odd tale with strange twists, which adds a nice thrill, however ends with a dissatisfaction in the climax of the story. It just ends....

User ratings

5 stars
19
4 stars
53
3 stars
26
2 stars
4
1 star
1

All reviews - 99
5 stars - 17
4 stars - 46
3 stars - 24
1 star - 1

All reviews - 99
Editorial reviews - 0

All reviews - 99