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*major spoilers* Camilla Send a noteboard - 13/01/2011 11:16:00 PM
Li Kao is a gorgeous character. I love how he introduced himself.

I do. And I liked that the minor flaw in his character had a point to it. Apart from making him all the lovelier.

I am trying to work out whether I am upset that the ending was so obvious. The book is much more than the mystery.

I had a lot of it worked out, but I did not make the connection between the key rabbit and the duke and was really beginning to wonder who the duke was. I was too taken in by Li Kao's "child" references. I had a bona fide "oh!" moment, which I always enjoy.

Agree with you re the language. I think it feels quite "authentic", like you're reading a translation of a real Chinese legend.

Yes. And I loved the ginseng story.

Unlike you, I liked the frequent returning to the village. It gave the story a feeling of circles within circles. I enjoy loops.

True. As I said, I came to appreciate their significance.

Am very pleased Benjamin loaned the book to me. But I am not sure whether I'd want to read the other books in the series. Hm.

It does feel like a stand-alone, doesn't it?
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This message last edited by Camilla on 13/01/2011 at 11:16:11 PM
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