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free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Qiu Xiaolong Qiu Xiaolong · 8 summary review Death of a Red Heroine E very political forces that have guided his life since birth Chen must tiptoe around his superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime and risk his career perhaps even his life to see justice don. 25 StarsHow good did the blurb sound A detective novel that takes place in Communist China Unfortunately and despite almost every other person I know enjoying it I found this novel pretty underwhelming Proof I guess of just how subjective reading can be It s not a bad book it had a lot of promise and it picked up in the middle after a slow start But in the end it just wasn t for me and I can mainly pinpoint this to four things way too much exposition and introspection on unimportant details obvious clues going unnoticed for far too long descriptions and portrayals of female characters that consistently skeeved me out and a main character that was hard to feel anything forSo I guess I ll start on the overabundance of exposition The book is absolutely full of details about life in 90s Communist Shanghai Which would be fascinating and still is fascinating at times if was slipped into the story with a bit skill As it is the author seems so concerned his audience won t understand Chinese words or concepts that instead of simply letting them work out the meaning from the context he has to stop the story to explain them Every single time Which ends up creating a disjointed flow and making me feeling incredibly talked down to I may not know a lot about communist China and I certainly want to learn but that doesn t mean I want to be spoon fed it like a baby Despite all the information given about Shanghai here I never for one moment felt I had a grip of the city like I could see it in my mind s eye as I was reading It felt like listening to someone who had been on holiday there talk about it without photos or sitting in on an informal evening lecture rather than being transported there yourselfI mean information is all very good but sometimes you ve just get on with the story If I don t understand some minor detail I ll do the same thing I would do for a book set in Britain or the US and I freuently don t understand geographic or cultural references in books set in the USA I ll grab a dictionary or open Wikipedia and look it up China is not fantasyland where the author needs to explain concepts and show off their world building it s a real place the information is out there if people want to go looking for detail And frankly even if this was set in a fantasyland where I couldn t look things up I would still find the infodumping poorly timed and overused Yes Communist China is very interesting but either get better at integrating your information into the story or save the explanations for the stuff that mattersMaybe it s a silly thing to moan about the information on 90s China seems to be what most other reviews really loved about this book but for me it mostly just spoilt the pacing I just keep thinking that if this had been written for a Chinese audience with the assumption that the readers had a basic understanding of the setting it would have been a much much stronger and better flowing novel and it s not as if relevant details couldn t be put into notes at the end translated fiction and old classics have endnotes for this sort of stuff all the time As it is it s too catered to person who knows nothing about China and busy interrupting itself to explain the setting for it to actually get on with the storyAnd it has a similar problem when it comes to portraying politics or human emotion in general for that matter It s almost didactic in places we re spoon fed exactly what we re meant to think of the Chinese Communist Party Every time something happens Chen s explanation of the political reasons is never far away even when it s just repeating the same thing we ve been informed 12millionty times before or when it s so fucking obvious it s not hard to work out for yourself I m thinking particularly here of the final chapter and a prominent well duh moment for me Trust me to work a little out on my own please I already spotted all the clues to the mystery chapters before your detective after allWhich brings me neatly onto my second objection the mystery really wasn t all that mysterious A female body is found in a rural canal Naked strangled and wrapped in a plastic bag A post mortem reveals that she had sex shortly before her death that her stomach contains caviar and that her body shows no sign of a struggle So what is the only hypothesis do the police originally draw from this That she was raped and murdered by a random stranger It takes about six chapters for Chen to finally go caviar That s expensive and well beyond her means She must have eaten out with somebody and when he does everybody is amazed by his deductive reasoning The same deductive reasoning that told him earlier that She could not have been romantically involved at the time of her death There was no privacy possible in her dorm building because apparently a couple is only allowed to have sex in the girl s dormroom and meeting up elsewhere is totally out of the uestion The list of overlooked clues could go on and on but eventually they realise them and discover their suspect at around the halfway point The rest of the book is mostly trying to prove that hedunit and working on discovering the motive against some half hearted pressure to stop from higher up In terms of a murder mystery it s rather lackingWhat really irritated me though was the way the female characters were presented In part this is of course deliberate the investigation unearths an underworld of misogyny western bourgeois decadence sexual blackmail and both sexual and emotional abuse The killer s attitude towards women is truly vile I expect to be disgusted at that though and I expect to be irritated by the way that women were viewed in communist China and not just there as primarily wives Party members or wanton seriously I should have done a tally for the amount of times the author usedmisused the word wanton What I didn t expect was to be so utterly skeeved out by the protagonists attitude towards women as well Oh he s not a vile abuser like the killer obviously not by any means He doesn t overtly sexualise and dehumanise women as nothing but objects but he does that sickening overly romantic poetic praise women are gentle flowers shit which is almost just as dehamanising and creepy The way he describes women s appearance in such flowery ways often accompanied by a Chinese love poem that the woman reminds him of or the way the author constantly feels the need to point out when a woman s t shirt is tight or her blouse is almost transparent or that her nipples are showing through the fabric Stop it stop it stop itThe scene where Chen first meets his love interest is just terrible He heroicly catches her as she trips over and the narration basically says that she need not have been embarrassed because Chen found her attractive and didn t mind the physical contact Not only clich but gross as well Like my embarrassment at tripping should be directly tied to whether the guy who helps me out finds me attractive NO Then there s the scene where he realises the witness he s about to interview is a prostitute thinks about showing his ID card but then decides he ll have an exotic Japanese foot massage first Yuck Meanwhile his coworker Yu is out interviewing another potential witness and when she doesn t want to speak to the police he falsely claims he has photos of her having sex and will release them to her employers Again yuck Oh and then I m meant to buy it when he is all outraged that her ex made exactly the same threats I wouldn t want eiher of these men as policemenI think I m meant to find Chen an intellectual romantic but I just can t Yes society seems to have taken a collective shit on women in this book but Chen s analysis is often totally misogynistic as well basically amounting to if women aren t married with children their lives must be miserable In part it is just a reflection of the time I can aknowledge that and that would actually have been interesting to explore But the way that Chen is so very obviously meant to be sympathetic and seems to be almost an author avatar at times they re both poets and members of the Chinese Writers Association made his interactions with women super awkward And uite frankly I just can t fell comfortable with a character when the third person limited perspective is so skeeveyWhich as I started off saying all contributes to me not feeling very much in the way of interest in Chief Inspector Chen He s meant to be a bright young thing An intellectual young police officer with a promising political career ahead and a private yearning for a normal family life Also everybody but everybody in the book thinks he s awesome and freely tells everyone else how awesome and promising he is But his constant poetical digressions slow an already slow book down and did nothing for me and he seemed almost completely disinterested in the case despite the narration freuently trying to convince me that it had taken over his life And a disinterested detective makes for a disinterested reader There s no real urgency to solve the murder for most of the book just endless descriptions about the changing structure of the communist party And if the author and the main character can t seem to bring themselves to care about the actual murder case the book is meant to be about why should IHaving said all that and I realise it s a lot of negaive stuff so than I expected when I started this review I ll repeat again it s not a bad book Lots of people far clever than I am think it s a very good book it just contains several elements that personally irritate andor bore me There was enough of a good idea here and when the book finally picked up enough good writing that I m not going to write iu Xiaolong off just yet Perhaps a lot of what I disliked can be ascribed to first novel nerves and the concept if not always the execution was very interesting I m not exactly going to go hunting down the rest of this series or anything but if I see one of them on the library shelf and I feel in the right mood I might just give it a go Now that the setting s been established he might start focussing on the story25 stars from me solidly in the middle Didn t particularly like it didn t really dislike it Salaam Paris of this crime and risk his career perhaps even his life to see justice don. 25 StarsHow good did the blurb sound A detective novel that takes place in Communist China Unfortunately and despite almost every Mending the Broken Bond The 90 Day Answer to Developing a Loving Relationship with Your Child other person I know enjoying it I found this novel pretty underwhelming Proof I guess Going Against the Grain of just how subjective reading can be It 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simply letting them work Arizona out the meaning from the context he has to stop the story to explain them Every single time Which ends up creating a disjointed flow and making me feeling incredibly talked down to I may not know a lot about communist China and I certainly want to learn but that doesn t mean I want to be spoon fed it like a baby Despite all the information given about Shanghai here I never for Aztec one moment felt I had a grip Herzenstimmen of the city like I could see it in my mind s eye as I was reading It felt like listening to someone who had been The Devil's Backbone on holiday there talk about it without photos Harrison Bergeron Etsa Album Esai Cerpen #2 or sitting in Everyday Easy Cheap Eats on an informal evening lecture rather than being transported there yourselfI mean information is all very good but sometimes you ve just get My First Animal Book My First series on with the story If I don t understand some minor detail I ll do the same thing I would do for a 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tally for the amount Rebel Angels of times the author usedmisused the word wanton What I didn t expect was to be so utterly skeeved Brian's Winter out by the protagonists attitude towards women as well Oh he s not a vile abuser like the killer American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand obviously not by any means He doesn t Reality Check overtly sexualise and dehumanise women as nothing but Greek Myths objects but he does that sickening The Devil's Elixir overly romantic poetic praise women are gentle flowers shit which is almost just as dehamanising and creepy The way he describes women s appearance in such flowery ways THE MATLOCK PAPER; THE PARSIFAL MOSAIC; and THE ICARUS AGENDA often accompanied by a Chinese love poem that the woman reminds him The How of Happiness A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want of The Illustrated A Brief History of TimeThe Universe in a Nutshell or the way the author constantly feels the need to point Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, 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free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Qiu Xiaolong Qiu Xiaolong · 8 summary review Death of a Red Heroine Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 9781569472422iu Xiaolong's Anthony Award winning debut introduces Inspector Chen of the Shanghai PoliceA young “national model worker” renowned for her adherence to the p. Set in Shanghai during the 1990s this is a culturally interesting crime novel highlighting the economic and political turmoil in China at a time when the old ways were clashing with the new The author iu Xialoang was born and educated in Shanghai in 1953 becoming a poet and writer and Associate Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences with an interest in English literature and translation In 1988 he travelled to Washington to work on a book on TS Eliot and elected to stay in the US following the Tiananmen Suare protests in 1989 This debut book is the first in his successful Inspector Chen Cao series all written in EnglishChen Cao is a member of a special investigations unit that investigates crimes with political overtones The case involves the murder of a young model worker a person revered for their work ethic discipline and high morals The suspect is her secret boyfriend the son of a high ranking party official so Chen must tread carefully so as not to upset the higher echelons of the party making sure his evidence and the suspect s motives are water tight Even then he may be ending his career by accusing the suspect of murder if party internal security believes he has political reasons for targeting the party elite Even though this is the 1990s Chen seems to rely on very old fashioned techniues of investigation with have little access to forensics and only one other detective to assist in tracking down witnesses and suspects Since his move to the US ui has made many trips back to Shanghai to visit his family and observed first hand the rapid changes in Chinese society during the 1990s and his observations of the everyday life of the middle and worker classes and that of the party elite feel authentic He clearly has a nostalgia for traditional Chinese cuisine as there are many descriptions of food preparation and consumption as well as a lot of tea drinking In addition to being a detective Chen is a published poet and a translator of English fiction ui s love of Chinese poetry traditional and modern is also apparent in the many uotes included in the text to illustrate Chen s musings The imagery of these is explained for the Western reader and colour the text in the same way that English poetry or reference to pop culture is often used to inform Western writing This makes for a very different type of murder mystery but one that is well written with the authenticity of time and place in a changing culture Novelas de Isabel Allende of the Shanghai PoliceA young “national model worker” renowned for her adherence to the p. 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