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Nd the gratuitous sex scenes that were too freuently laced on the ages Total contrived garbage Seriouslydon t waste your time Sorry Mingmei Yip I have long been fascinated by China and her culture so this book was immediately interesting to me I was looking forward to a tale of China s ast merged with her future all tied in with a young woman s search for an aunt she did not know existedLilly Lin is seemingly alone in the world Her arents are dead and she is living in New York and trying to write a novel Lilly is having an affair with a married man and working as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant when she receives a mysterious letter from a lawyer If she agrees to the terms set forth by this unknown aunt she will find herself enriched by three million dollarsThat s a lot of money and Lilly could sure use it but the terms are very unsettling Does she really want the money THAT badly More importantly who is this aunt she know nothing about Lilly meets with the lawyer and is given a down ayment on the final Film on the Left payout and sets forth on her journey to the Silk Road in China but what she finds and what she learns is not at all what she was expectingWhat I found and what I learned was not what I was expecting either I wanted to be enchanted with this book and I wasn t Lilly just wasn t likable enough for me She seemed to be very self centered and motivated by all the wrong reasons She made horrible horrible decisions regarding men and laid the blame everywhere but where it belonged at her feet I really just wanted to slap her I often haveroblems with books when the heroine is so unpleasant but Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorite books and Scarlett O Hara is one of the most unappealing heroines in literary history So that tells me that character faults can be overcome In this book that didn t happen for me The hero was not a character that I cared much for either so that left me with two Public Policy Making people who I really just didn t care about not good when they are the two main characters in the storyIt did have one whopper of an ending though one I did not see coming There is something to be said for that The descriptions oflace are very evocative and I know would love to see the deserts of China This book was truly horrible As much as I enjoy reading about Chinese culture this book was disappointing The main character is Lily Lin who is in her late 20s She received a letter from a lawyer stating that a long lost aunt wants to give her 3 million dollars if she travels to China along the Silk Road and complete some very odd tasks along the way Once completed she will get the money I ended up not really liking Lily because I couldnt believe she would even do some of these tasks The book to me was so far fetched and there was very little culture I felt the book was a little amateurish and silly at times I was glad when the book was over. O gather a rare herb At Xian her first stop Lily meets Alex a young American with whom she forms a The Artists Way Morning Pages Journal powerful connection And soon she faces revelations that will redefine herast her destiny and the shocking truth behind her aunt's motivations Powerful and elouent Song of the Silk Road is a captivating story of self discovery resonant with the mysteries of its haunting exotic landscape.
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REVIEW Song of the Silk Road
Ng the way The author s way with words seems to know no bounds when describing the multitude of Ms Lin s sexual encounters Never in my life have I read a book in which this act was described or The Mob performed for that matter in so many ways In truth it wasoetic mixing heaven and earth feeling and fate BUT for my reading Gentlemen Prefer Curves (Perfect Fit, preferencesit was a bit much I mean Ms Lin literally falls into bed with almost every man she meets Most disturbing amongst them was not her marriedrofessor nor her youthful lover but Floating Cloudwho was a monk Rest assured that this startling seuence of events is laid to rest later on in the text but until then OOThe fact that this was to be a journey of discovery was what drew me to this book and yet the only true discovery comes at the book s end with a completely side swiping turn of events Reallythere is NO way to see this one coming which certainly speaks to the author s talent for crafting a story gotta love the unexpected turns that WORK Moving forwardI suppose she learned a bit about her heart and the workings of the universe along the way but it doesn t really seem apparent til the final Who Killed Blanche DuBois? pages and those reactions could have been merely formed from her trips final days in lieu of the events that transpired over theast several monthsAll in all I d say the journey when she was on it and not in yet another bed was breath taking in the visual wonders and history beheld yet often times disturbing striking a balance between the yin and the yang Though saturated with a few too many scenes of Utopia passion it seems that the message the author aimed to deliver still comes through For me it was thisthe universe moves in mysterious ways but never withouturpose of intent I thought this would be a great novel with some information about the Silk Road and China Little did I know that it would be like a Harleuin novel with a lot of sex thrown in for good measure Unfortunately we were traveling and I had only this book to read or else I would have tossed it My recommendation Give this book a wide O Jogo do Acaso pass unless you are looking for something with an unrealisticlot and a lot of fluff It started off The Wedding Day pretty good but it went downhill from there Where to begin I grabbed this book at the Honolulu airport while in a very big rush to walk the thousand miles to our gate I admit that I totally judged a book by its cover and thought about how I typically love all novels that involve some sort of Asian history This book was well awful And yet I still made myself finish it even though I have decided after making myself finish The Corrections that I am a grownup and as such I don t have to complete books I don t want to However since I had nothing else to read on the five hour flight home I got about 170ages in and really wanted to know who the hell her aunt Mindy Madison turned out to be So not worth it I lost hours of my life on this one Eives an astonishing offer An aunt she never knew existed will Firefight (The Reckoners, pay Lily a huge sum to travel across China's desolate Taklamakan Desert and carry out a series of tasks along the way Intrigued Lily accepts Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre Lily must seduce a monk She must scrape aiece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors and climb the Mountains of Heaven
I normally love books about Chinese culture but this was honestly one of the worst books I have ever read in my life and I m writing this mainly to remind myself never to read anything by this author again The lot was weak and unrealistic as were the characters and the ending was just ridiculous That s several hours of my life I will never get back Totally a book of surprises you never can figure out how this will end or wind down Satisfying story about a girl who s Aunt she does not know asks her to go to China and complete a set of tasks on the Silk Road Then she can receive three million dollars It sounds like a greedy remise but the MC is so engaging that you ll find yourself rooting for her all the way Ending a surprise Song of the Silk Road is a novel of finding who you are and all of the avenues open to you Lily Lin a writer and waitress is shocked when a letter arrives stating the has inherited three million dollars if she meets the stipulations Lily finds this hard to believe considering she had to scrape the money together to bury both of her arents and also because she has never heard of this aunt Mindy Madison But eventually the lawyer tracks down Lily in erson and she decides to try and meet the terms of Mindy s will one thousand miles on the Silk Road in China the same route Mindy took and doing the same things that Mindy did Some of the things that Lily has to do are really bizarre and all along the journey a young man called Alex whom she refused to travel with keeps Stumble Into Love popping up at different opportune times The backgroundainted by Yip is beautiful and mesmerizing So many traditions in China that will really keep your attention Lily s trip is a journey of the heart one where she begins to know herself and that of her Gun Meister Online parents Lily is a very likable character and the writing isoignant and really captures the readers attention The difference between China and New York is very rominent and really lends credence to the story Filled with adventure romance suspense and deft capable writing Song of the Silk Road is an evocative read WARNING This title is not for younger readers despite the Fiction monikerFirst off the cover art Can I just say that although the set up is simple it s rather stunning The shade of green used to color the overall icture and then the stunning Fifty Key British Films pinkred of the flowersrovide a wonderfully eye catching contrast Moving within the cover we find a journey indeedI loved the main characters inner monologue and narration of the scenes She had an interesting way of viewing the world both Twentieth-Century Music and Politics poetic and tragic at the same time However her verbal interactions with other characters their actual conversations felt stuntedalmost child like in both responses given and takenThe descriptions of both time andlace were detailed and Gender Inequality in Our Changing World precise almostlacing you beside Ms Lin on her journey without missing a step alo. In this richly imaginative novel Mingmei Yip author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk RoadAs a girl growing up in Hong Kong Lily Lin was captivated by hotographs of the desert its long lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes Now living in New York Lily is struggling to finish her graduate degree when she rec.
Mingmei Yip was born in China received her PhD from the University of Paris Sorbonne and held faculty appointments at the Chinese University and Baptist University in Hong Kong She's published five books in Chinese written several columns for seven major Hong Kong newspapers and has appeared on over forty TV and radio programs in Hong Kong Taiwan Mainland China and the US She immigrat