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Sons by Pearl S. Buck
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Feb 01, 2012

it was ok

This second in Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth" trilogy was not nearly as captivating as the first. The story centered around Wang the Tiger, an angry, fierce warlord. His complicated character did keep me interested and rapidly reading, but I hoped he would have ended up with a little more redeeming of a character than he did.

I enjoy Buck's illustrations of her characters but sometimes they seem too much that way... characters instead of people: the fat, lazy landlord, the tight-fisted merchant, the fierce warlord, etc.

I am devouring DVDs and books about China to help give me a background for my trip there in April. This trilogy has given me a flavor of the daily lives of farmers, landlords, merchants, warlords and the impending revolution, spun through the stories of one family.

I am definitely going to read the third, "A House Divided" right away!
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