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I am amazed that this book is so highly rated
on 30 July 2014
I am amazed that this book is so highly rated. In my view it takes two very serious subjects - Mao's decimation of China and the despicable one child rule - and trivialises them by weaving them in to an highly unrealistic plot. The central character is portrayed as a saintly being who emerges from the terror of the Mao regime and devotes his life to saving abandoned girls from the gutters. Unconvincing to say the least. I won't be reading the sequels ....