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Death of a Red Heroine

I'm reading a murder myster set in China in 1990, by a Chinese writer who now lives in the US. I'm finding it a really hard read, although I'm not sure why. The writing style just strikes me as so... Chinese. (Look at me, like I'm an expert.) Just little things about it really twig at me, like always identifying everyone by their full title or nickname that probably sounds fine in Chinese but sounds weird in English. "Overseas Chinese Liu" for example. It sounds odd.

I've updated a few more posts from China. It's slower going than I thought it would be, mostly because it's tedious.

I'm taking a trip up to Inverness for the weekend next weekend, so if anyone wants postcards, let me know.


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Anna, the China posts are fantastic!

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