Sean Connolly Connolly desde Rumšiškės, Lituania
Aprendí mucho de Yancey cuando leí este libro por primera vez hace 8 años. Lo estoy leyendo nuevamente con ojos frescos y una comprensión más profunda.
Someone on our sun porch recommended this book at the Batman marathon. I wrote down the name but didn't decide to read it until it occurred to me that it might motivate me to care more about my soc class of the semester (Asian Americans in the US). It did. I had never read anything about the Cultural Revolution before. The writing style is spare but very beautiful. The way she addresses sexuality was very interesting, too--she has a lesbian affair that is so different from anything I've known I don't know what I'd call it (and it'd be irrelevant anyway). Parts of it were very difficult to read--particularly in the beginning. I was thoroughly impressed with the story and am glad it's true. Really unique and very enjoyable.
This book depressed the hell out of me. I don't know why people find it so funny.