Book Reviews of Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather : Stories

Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather : Stories
Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather Stories
Author: Gao Xingjian
ISBN-13: 9780060575557
ISBN-10: 0060575557
Publication Date: 2/2004
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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2.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Gao has written that his fiction doesn't set out to tell a story, but instead seeks to make the language itself invoke feelings in the reader. All I know is that there were indeed no plots to these stories. Perhaps in the original Chinese the beauty of the language would be sufficient, but in translation, these are simply pieces of prose with no emotional impact.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good things: It's only 121 pages and it satisfied my "X" author requirement. Bad things: Some of the short stories read like a dream where nothing makes sense.
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Helpful Score: 1
A collection of 6 very short stories. A couple of the stories were very good, but some seemed like unfinished thoughts.