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A Hero Born by Jin Yong
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it was amazing
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This book is an achievement. Jin Yong created true magic here, and I am truly grateful to Anna Holmwood for laboring over the monumental task of translating his book. A Hero Born reads like Lord of the Rings meets the amazing action of a Jackie Chan movie. The characters are colorful, strange, endearing, and just great fun. Every scene was a treat, every word leaps from the page. I instantly, the very moment I finished the last word, ran off to my local bookstore and pre-ordered A Bound Undone (this is something I have never done, even for books I consider my favorites), but this book had me hooked and craving more epic heroes and martial arts and brilliant characters. There is a reason this book is held in such esteem in China, and we are lucky to have it brought west.
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Reading Progress

July 16, 2019 – Started Reading
August 7, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 24, 2019 – Shelved
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 30, 2019 – Shelved as: favorites

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