Thursday, February 2, 2012

Balzac and the Little Chinese SeamstressBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the story of two boys in China sent to the countryside for 're-education' where they flirt with the seamstress's daughter and devour band books. This has some wonderful story telling and captures what it was like to live under Mao's reign. It also makes you wonder how you would deal in a world without books. I am glad that I don't have to find out.

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