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The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong
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Sep 20, 10

Read from September 18 to 20, 2010

The backdrop of the economic shift in Shanghai in the 1990s is interesting, and Chief Inspector Chen, police officer and poet, is a worthy hero. The mystery was poorly plotted, and the dialogue stilted, but I did enjoy the Mao gossip. I don't know how truly this series reflects modern-day China, but people who want to learn more about the Cultural Revolution may be interested in this fictional revisiting.

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09/18/2010 page 189
59.0% "Despite the stilted dialogue am enjoying this. Great side-dish for Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress."

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