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A Very Insightful Look at China Now, Through The Future.,
This review is from: UFO in Her Eyes (Hardcover)
UFO in Her Eyes is another look at life in the countryside of China and though set in the not to distant future of 2012 it seems to look at Guo thoughts on the way China is changing and what happens to the small villages where over 700 million peasants live and work. This isn't a dull or lecturing book, but mainly it's told with a rye knowing smile. It's not a light book though and has a statement and looks at the situation and is in part saddening and thought provoking too.
Kwok Yun is a peasant living on the edges of Silver Hill Village when one day she witnesses a flying disc in the sky "a UFThing" she then finds a foreignerin the rice fields and shadows of the craft with blue eyes and yellow hair in a field who she looks after. Once these things are discovered by the villagers and then Chinese intelligence from Beijing armed with questions who interrogate the town. Kwok slowly becomes an instant celebrity and the town becomes famous. Soon what was once a small peasant village becomes a tourist attraction gaining chains of shops, a leisure centre (on top of a peasants fields without asking) and a huge statue in honour of the UFO and all of the villagers lives are changed though not for the better as you might think.
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Initial post: 19 Dec 2009 20:32:17 GMT
Eileen Shaw says:
just a small point - you use rye when you mean wry
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2013 20:16:52 BDT
That's not a mistake if the author is well bread.
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