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A smutty take on a modernising China
on 4 January 2011
For supposedly such a popular book there are very few reviews for this tome. And why is that? Simply because it is not that good and it is way, way too long with a lot of repetitive phraseology. It is funny in places using smut for comedy but then goes on to overegg the pudding. If you took all of the unnecessary stuff out it would probably only be about 200 pages long and then, as a commentary of the changes going on in China over the past 50 years or so it is quite good but there are many more better writers writing about those times.