Mysterious Unit 701 though it s not made clear if he s writing a party report or just sharing the story with the general publicOn another note the genius component and magic parts of the story are well executed but lack the mesmerising uality other magic realist authors like Murakami often endow their prose with they also could have gone eeper It s almost like there is a Chinese imperative to stick strictly to facts and to not elight too much in what verges on supernatural even recognising the nature of the narrators recording purposes As already mentioned
The Writing Is Too writing is too and laboured it needs a Hemingway slap across the faceReading Chinese cliches similes and metaphors is uite enjoyable but also very strange and at times almost opaue for a western reader Take for example There is a saying that some women are uite shrewish and some men toadying Or what seems to be a classic Chinese proverb you always save the best steel for knives The second I can kind of understand but the first seems to need the cultural context of having grown up in China and it iminishes your appreciation of the text without that background Contrast that to how easily a western audience Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary digests the General Patton uote used towards the end There s only one proper way for a professional soldier toie the last bullet of the last battle of the last war It s so easy for a western audience to understandIn saying all this you ll still be elighted by Abing Huang Yiyi Chen Erdu and a few of the others you ll keep reading largely
find out what to these tortured geniuses Unfortunately the main characters are mostly interesting in contrast to the bland supporting cast and surrounding characters and you ll be worn own by the way the brutal regime celebrates them in the shadows There s a famous story that Mao s favourite book was a little known French novel Whenever the French ambassadors went to China he would ask them about it and rave about how great it was The ambassadors would be confused and on reading the original French version remain confused as it seemed like a pretty run of the mill story with a unimpressive and poorly aged prose style In the end it turned out that the person who had translated the novel into Chinese was possibly one of the greatest Chinese writers of all time he had taken this French novel and turned it into a masterpiece through translation It may be with In The Dark that the opposite process has happened and what was a glowing piece of literature has through translation become a sputtering light. Dangerous mission from beyond the graveIn this story of conspiracies geniuses revolutionaries and terrible moral choices people sacrifice everything for a world of secrets until ultimately it estroys th. A ecent fantasy book tells China s secret agency Unit 701 comrades uniue stories Miss Shumway Waves a Wand during wartime This book told that lovepassion for someone or things can led a person to theireath in STRANGE WAYS LIS KIINALAISTA KRYPTOANALYYSI KOODINMURTAJAN ways Lis kiinalaista kryptoanalyysi Koodinmurtajan Siin miss Koodinmurtaja oli yhden ihmisen tarina ja enemm n romaanimainen t m kirja koostuu nelj st osasta joista jokainen kertoo yhden poikkeuksellisen yksil n tarinan Kaikki tarinat liittyv t Koodinmurtajasta tuttuun erikoisyksikk 701een joka on erikoistunut salakirjoituksiin ja niiden murtamiseen Koodien murtamisen kanssa n iss kin painitaan ja kuvataan ter v sti sit miten kryptoanalyysi on ala joka puristaa ihmisest irti kaiken mit irti on saatavissaAika kiinalainen juttu t m kin ep ilem tt l nsimaisista kryptoanalyysin poikkeusyksil ist kerrottaisiin v h n erilainen tarina ja kerrotaankin onhan se Turing leffa n hty Me ha gustado The Touch definitivamente me gusta este autor Me resultan tramas atractivas yiferentes Will review later Intricately woven and smart yet the pacing was furious and relentless I couldn t ecide to take pause to ponder over some points or keep on flipping For some time I had stopped reading spy fiction since I could not stomach another of the LudlumClancy variety Discovering this book reignited my love for spy fiction That said this book was of a mixed genre *work with heavy mysteryspy overtones but the overall feel would be literary fiction Recommended for * with heavy mysteryspy overtones but the overall feel would be literary fiction Recommended for mysteryspy genre lovers who cannot stand the commercial variety this novel is a collection of four novellas loosely linked together they tell the story of a mysterious chinese intelligence service working in the mountains ecrypting ciphers and codes as a matter of national importance even better it s written by china s ans Putting the readful Decoded aside In The Dark is a much better prospectThe reader is lead through four short stories all of which involve people with unusual and genius talents which are to be used and exploited by China s Secret Service at the mysterious cryptography Unit 701 Although Mai Jia s writingTo Find Out What
Is Sometimes Uite Surreal In The Darksometimes uite surreal In The Dark very readable and moves along nicely Reading Chinese literature is always interesting because characters often on t react as we in the West would Perhaps this is because they are often portrayed as Party members all work no play and the Party comes first In The Dark feels as though someone like Haruki Murakami has taken Mia Jia over and written a Chinese thriller but then Mia Jia has regained control of himself and writte. 'Cracking another country's cipher is an undercover fight to the The Essential Good Food Guide death'Hiddeneep in the mountains the recruits at 'Unit 701' China's secret services operate in a ark shadowy world There is the 'wind li.
Free read ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Mai JiaN what must be a pretty good epiction of China s repressive regime and the accompanying absurdity that often accompanies secrets
And Spying I Was Uietlyspying I was uietly over by this book Cryptography is interesting and the characters surrounding it are as cryptic as the ciphers they are listening for solving and sometimes living I highly recommend this novel really four stories joined by theme and subject In China Mai Jia is the king of spy novels a Chinese euivalent to someone like John Le Carr but whose work has a istinctly surrealist element to it In The Dark tells three tales of the mysterious code breakers at Unit 701 China s top secret intelligence unit taskedThe three stories share this common setting and a similar cast of characters all are linked also by their obsession towards codes and ciphers There is the wind listener a blind man wh This book has so much potential but really the whole book would be better marketed as a short story collection There s no real link between each
Story It S Almost JustIt s almost just collection of 4 stories about people with variations of Asperger s syndrome That s a pretty parsimonious escription but may seem uite prescient once you ve finished the bookIt is a strange novel I picked it up for 2 at a book sale written by the supposed Chinese John le Carre and best selling author in China I got it in an attempt to further understand Chinese cultural ifferences secondly to see what stories people in China are reading these ays and lastly because the blurb caught my eye The novel was undermined by either a sub par translator or the writer being unable to edit his own material To compare it to other authors I would say it was like a combination of Haruki Murakami and John Le Carre but written by an unskilled high school student that could have been a translation issue though There s too many laboured The City in Mind details things said over and over again in slightlyifferent ways repetition after repetition Revenge (The Red Ledger description followed by a similarescription explanations of explanations summaries of already summarised materials like some long No One Wants You drawn outistillation process a slow tedious simmering of material where you can t just have the final reduction you have to experience the reducing Now you know what I m talking about I am however open to this strange writing style as a pastiche of the Chinese communist party way of writing Potentially the writer is purposely writing in a bureaucratic fashion to emulate what the Chinese would recognise as the party line The narrator is supposedly opening the vault on the. Stener' a blind surveillance officer who can hear sounds from miles away; the beautiful unstable maths genius who meets a violent end; the old man who The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity deciphers codes in hisreams; the spy who recounts ,