Sullo sfondo del conflitto cino-giapponese, si svolge la vicenda
avventurosa e patetica di due indimenticabili figure di occidentali
che, attraverso le fiamme della guerra, trovano in se stessi il
conforto di un amore sublime. Mentre la popolazione di Chen-li, una
piccola città situata nel cuore della Cina, resiste impavida ai
bombardamenti giapponesi, due giovani medici americ
Pearl Buck has been one of my favorite authors for 50 years. I thought I had read all of her books until her whole library of work became available on Amazon. How great it is to find more books like China Sky. Buck's understanding of the Chinese people and culture during her lifetime makes every book feel like a biography of the characters. Her stories are so real and compelling that I simply cannot put them down. I would recommend China Sky to anyone. ...more
I also found it to be a disappointing Buck book to experience after Good Earth. I was hoping for something with a little more depth to it. It was fine. It was light and easy to read. ...more
Again Pearl Buck opens up the eastern mind and way of thinking to the western reader. Her years of living in China are so apparent in her writing. The love story is fairly simple, but the story of the people surrounding it , is what makes it interesting .you can tell she understands the common people , her characters are so true to life.
Sarah, the American M.D. had never realized that she was in love with Grey until he returned with hi ...more
China Sky is not Pearl Buck at her best. It has a perfunctory feel ─ hey, with my knowledge of China and her people, especially the peasants, I can dash off a pretty good yarn, and without much effort. Well, she has. A pretty good yarn despite containing one giant-size, potentially fatal flaw, as well as some smaller flaws.
Our hero, an American doctor, Gray Thomison, is saintly, altruistic and sensitive, and handsome too, the whole package. He’s established a ho ...more
I really don't have it in me to point out everything that's wrong with this book.
Imagine if Nancy Drew were a missionary doctor in a love triangle (with an American, of course) in China, and everything that could be terrible about that book was, in fact, terrible. ...more