Party Like It's 1984: Short Stories From the People's Republic of

Party Like It s Short Stories From the People s Republic of H A L s first edition Party Like It s comprises British Swedish American Canadian and Chinese writers The topics and themes entertained by the book s contents are equally diverse Authors inc

  • Title: Party Like It's 1984: Short Stories From the People's Republic of
  • Author: HALiterature
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • H.A.L s first edition, Party Like It s 1984, comprises British, Swedish, American, Canadian and Chinese writers The topics and themes entertained by the book s contents are equally diverse Authors included Josh Stenberg, Jacob Dreyer, Renee Reynolds, Ginger wRong Chen, Tom Mangione, Hunter Braithwaite, wm Butler, Scott Ezell, Greg Baines, Dena Rash Guzman, S.C GordonH.A.L s first edition, Party Like It s 1984, comprises British, Swedish, American, Canadian and Chinese writers The topics and themes entertained by the book s contents are equally diverse Authors included Josh Stenberg, Jacob Dreyer, Renee Reynolds, Ginger wRong Chen, Tom Mangione, Hunter Braithwaite, wm Butler, Scott Ezell, Greg Baines, Dena Rash Guzman, S.C Gordon, Jonathan Milam Walters, Katrina Hamlin, and Sarah M Lowe.

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    1. This is an interesting little paperback of fiction by English-speaking expats living in China. It's stories about the high weirdness that is the modern Chinese experience. The writing ranges from decent-if-MFAish to actually quite awesome. My favorite piece is the opener, "The Devoured Man" by Josh Stenberg, about the general atmosphere of corruption that surrounds a journalist's efforts to cover even the most basic of interesting events in a tiger zoo. I am particularly fascinated by what's goi [...]

    2. Way too many basic spelling and punctuation mistakes. One of the stories, hOur Room [sic], has several such gaffs per page. Weird line returns all over the place (page count padding?). None of this is the fault of the writers--some of whom probably aren't writing in their first language. Leads me to suspect the editor has just copy/pasted without actually editing anything at all.There's some saving grace in the stories which are often quirky and interesting, especially The Devoured Man and I Am [...]

    3. I enjoyed this. Lots of great little stories in here that give an insight into life in China in the first decade of the 21st Century. Well worth a read to those visiting China with a busy schedule - you can dip in and out as you work you way through the collection. Some of the stories are much superior to others - my picks would be:"The Devoured Man" by Josh Stenburg"Number 100" by Tom Mangione"I am Barbie" by wm. Butler - my joint favourite"The Road To Kekexili" by Scott Ezell"Chicken Bone Hori [...]

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