What do readers want?
By Helen Wang, published
From Winstonsdad's Blog:
"I m sure somewhere last year I heard some one in an interview ,they said the 21st century was going to be the century of the Chinese novel .So lets start with the Great chinese novel ,any one that reads this blog ,I m sure there are a few people know I struggle with Chinese fiction ,I feel what may be classed a the great Chinese novel hasn’t been written China is so fast-moving in the last few years you feel a book that could capture the feel of one of these Mega cities .The books I have read tend to deal with social issues and the moves from country to town ,rather than a look as Chinese culture as a whole in these mega-cities and how it effect people everyday .They are great books but not what may be classed as great Chinese novel."
Winstonsdad also reviewed Yan Lianke's Dream of Ding Village (tr. Cindy Carter) and Ma Jian's Stick Out Your Tongue (tr. Flora Drew), see his section on China