Reading: The Crazed by Ha Jin

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It’s the first Ha Jin book I’ve picked up and really enjoyed it. The narrative was straightforward and engaging – written in the time and context of 1980s Beijing up until the Tian an’men incident.

A narrative told through a well-respected professor turned ill and derange and future son-in-law that dives into the era of communism, patriotist, peppered with saucy bits and the complexities and pragmatism of relationships in those days.

The book is wonderful portrayal of modern Chinese society at the cusp of major changes and was really enjoyable.

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