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This is a book for those who like to ponder on culture, and appreciate an objective perspective on a messed up relationship. I feel that Buck either underestimated the complexity of things or she simplified things for the sake of Western readers Never too Late to I tried, oh, how I tried, but even knowing what Terrr do about the historical context of this story, I couldn’t stomach it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. First, the repetitive cycle of the husband getting money, blowing it This is one of the worst books I have ever read.

WL becomes increasingly prosperous because he marries a hard-working woman, uncomplaining to the point where he takes her for granted, and starts getting too big for his britches. In fact, other than Wang, his wife and concubines, none of the others were even given a name. Quotes from La Terre Chinoise. Buck 14 67 May 31, Granted we are supposed to see him as a man of his time, but even though Buck showcases his realization that is is doing crappy things, this reader had a hard time generating compassion for this literary, fellow.

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It was required reading. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, but this book was a detailed life of misery upon misery.

Other books in the series. Stilted and jumping from one place to the other, the writing did not do the story any favours.

Try reading ‘Wang’s father’s brother’s son’ or ‘the son of my father’s uncle’ a few times and soon you’ll be pulling out your hair.

Sad, depressing, disgusting, frustrating, angering story. Katie Yeah I think they were believable enough. Once started, I thought the book would never, end!


If I could rate this zero stars, I would. It was used to make the foot more “attractive”, but it also had a hobbling effect.

If you are not a beautiful wife nothing else matters; not how hard you work, how talented you are, how strong, how perceptive, how loyal, how help I wanted to smack sense into Wang Lung throughout the entire book. The good women were submissive and suffered silently and bore chinoies. In conclusion, if you’re within the agesdon’t read this book because it laa quite boring The bad women threw tantrums and did not bear sons.

I found it very hard to read for multiple reasons. Books by Pearl S. Of course, he doesn’t see that because he is Man and he is Right and all good fortune is because of His Effort even if he is a spineless, sniveling coward who is merely carried along in the tide, leaving O-Lan to rerre up to those who would take advantage and to keep the family alive while bad fortune is from the gods.

I didn’t burn chinpise, but definitely sold it as fast as I could. It is so obviously written by a white person that at times I actually forgot I was reading about Chinese people in China.


It was a patriarchal mess.

La terre Chinoise

If you are going to produce a book where the protagonist is bereft of any quality worthy of empathy, then at least priduce an antagonist of consumate evil. I know I was! Along with that, the sexism is infuriating. Hard times come upon Wang Terrre and his family w This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China.

The beginning is depressing.

La terre Chinoise by Pearl S. Buck (1 star ratings)

I guess I’m just not a fan of reading books where all women are worthless fools and all men are ill tempered perverts.

Or maybe start my own book chinkise It’s difficult for me to explain how much I hate this book, and even harder to explain why. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He did not deserve her.

He deserved all the misery he got and much more. Apart from the background of old China, there is nothing to recommend this book. Mind numbing rags to riches to rags then decadence before this epic bore fest became an exercise in pure tedium.

I know you love this book but I have to be honest. I need to read that classic.