Sorry for those who like this book, but this is definitely not my style. I do not hate zombies or apocalypse, but I do hate boring, uncharacteristic l...moreSorry for those who like this book, but this is definitely not my style. I do not hate zombies or apocalypse, but I do hate boring, uncharacteristic literature paragraph. This book is rather a dull context of interview than a description of zombie-fighting action. Yup, it was retold by different characters, whom I found have a really similar tone and typically sounds very much alike. It retold about the economy and the politics and many other side of what would happen if there is a zombie apocalypse, which sounds interesting to me for a while. But then it kept talking about that, and that, and that throughout the series, which create the impact that I was reading a big, heavy book about politics and economy. Excuse me, my first language is not English, which resulted in many grammar errors, poor comprehension in reading, and slow response in writing.
Perhaps I will re-read it in the future to understand more about this novel, when I have fully achieved a certain, above average English level, or that is what I hope I can do. (less)
Anyone with me on the petition of having .5 stars? I think the rating system need to be much more accurate.
Anyway, what is the strongest impression of me reading this book?
Disturbing. Sick. Too overtly sexual.
It seems like Gillian Flynn tried too hard to craft out the theme of the novel. Her scenes and descriptions were slapped into one's face. Rape. Sex. Self-mutilation. Blood.
I would appreciate this novel 1000 times more if the characters are portrayed more realistic. It seemed as if everyone is centering around sex, showing off their bodies, and being overtly depressed. There were almost no nuances in the book, nothing refreshing, nothing that left you with a feeling of optimism or hope or anything. All teenage girls are portrayed as overtly sexual and disgusting.
I actually don't know what to say except that this book did not leave any positive impression on me. And after a while of contemplation, I feel like this book tried too hard that it FAILED.
The killers were very conspicuous and not hard to figure out at all. It seriously fails as a mystery novel. (less)
Each Chinese family could only have two children if they live in the country...!
Chu Ju's ma ma is going to give birth to a child and everybody hoped t...moreEach Chinese family could only have two children if they live in the country...!
Chu Ju's ma ma is going to give birth to a child and everybody hoped that the child will be a boy since Chu Ju was already a girl. Unfortunately, when the child was born, it was actually a girl. To upset, Nai Nai(grandmother) decided to sell the girl yo an orphanage. Scared of her sister being sell to a poor orphanage where there is nothing to eat, or grown up being a slave or wife to elder man, Chu Ju ran away, give a chance to her mother to have a boy. Chu Ju's journey was dangerous. She found herself lonely in the dangerous China - the Shanghai city crowded with people and the unknown villages with strange people Chu Ju wasn't sure whom to trust. Will her fate be a fortune, or she will end up miserably? ……………………………………………. A very interesting book, indeed. (less)