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Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
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really liked it
bookshelves: thought-provoking-fiction

I borrowed a copy of this book from a dusty stack of forgotten books in the back closet of the English department in my high school, where it had been discarded by teachers who were tired of students mispronouncing Chinese names and becoming bored by cultural traits unfamiliar to them. For fun, I read it over the summer, and where I did struggle to keep track of which character was which, at first, by the halfway point, I was sucked in completely to the story.

It's a tale with no real beginning and no real end, yes the names all look the same to the unindoctrinated, but it is such a delightful read, so sad and so thought-provoking, I feel that anyone and everyone should at least give it a chance.

Including teachers. Come on, now. Broaden your students' horizons!
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Started Reading
August 3, 2001 – Finished Reading
May 6, 2008 – Shelved
May 6, 2008 – Shelved as: thought-provoking-fiction

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message 1: by Elman (last edited Jan 17, 2010 04:37PM) (new)

Elman Not only the foreigner,but even we chinese are not easy to get access to this classic completely.But i do love this story as much as Gone with wind.Terrific work!

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