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Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Mr Muo's Travelling Couch
Author: Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke (Translator)
After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to introduce the blessings of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China. But it is his hidden purpose -to liberate his university sweetheart, now a political prisoner- that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di.  The price of the Communist bureaucrat’s clem...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400077144
ISBN-10: 1400077141
Publication Date: 6/6/2006
Pages: 304
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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An odd psychoanalyst who probably needs care more than those he tries to help fumbles through a complicated predicament involving Chinese party leaders and the quest for a virgin.
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch on + 1539 more book reviews
I was eager to read this book as I am really enjoyed his previous book. This one kinda fell flat for me. The main character was really pretty odd, he never really developed enough for me to care about him. It never really pieced together as a story and it was hard to work through the reasoning why he was in love with this one girl from college. More backstory fill in would have been great. Interesting odd story but not a real page turner.
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but not shabby in it's own right either. Daj Sijie has a way of putting words on a page and painting the Chinese experience for westerners that is wonder-filled and inspiring. The ending left me slightly disappointed though.