Joannie's Reviews > A Dream of Red Mansions: An Abridged Version
A Dream of Red Mansions: An Abridged Version
Apr 23, 2008
I almost always finish every novel I start, but I just couldn't get through this one. I do love classics, but I felt the translation nearly killed the original authenticity: the Chinese classical poetry is butchered and not nearly as poetic when translated. I sense there's a great story to be told, and I think I'll have to ask my mother to read it in Chinese to me so I can fully appreciate this classic work... until then, I remain somewhat unimpressed.
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April 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
April 23, 2008 – Shelved