Tag Archives: Chinese fiction

Hanging Devils

I love reading crime fiction.  Since my teenage years I’ve worked my way through many of the great and lesser writers in the genre, from Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, and John D Macdonald all the way … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruiyan Xu

Language shapes us – how we communicate, how we express emotion, how we articulate our internal thoughts and feelings are an intrinsic part of who we are as individuals. To loose language is to loose our sense of self. This … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Brothers

Whilst living in China I have made a determined effort to read as much Chinese modern fiction as I can get my hands on. Obviously I am limited in that I have to find books which have been translated into … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments