Soul Mountain

by Gao Xingjian | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060936231 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kalie on 2/20/2004
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by kalie on Friday, February 20, 2004
I picked this up at a secondhand bookstore in Winnipeg. The back cover describes it as "bold, lyrical, and prodigious".
I'm reading this one now.

Journal Entry 2 by kalie on Tuesday, May 11, 2004
About 450 pages into the book, a character described only as "he" relates his thoughts about this very book, saying "You've slapped together travel notes, moralistic ramblings, feelings, notes, jottings, untheoretical discussions, unfable-like fables, copied out some folk songs, added some legend-like nonsense of your own invention, and are calling it fiction!"
This is exactly what this book is about and I'm not sure what I think about it. Generally, I like my fiction to have some sort of a plot and some kind of character development and I didn't come across much of that here.
However, some passages are wonderful and read like poetry and there are many beautiful descriptions and observations about the Chinese countryside.
It is available for anyone who might be interested in it. I'll probably wild release it in the summer.

Journal Entry 3 by kalie on Wednesday, September 08, 2004
This is a RABCK going to zeena666. Have a good trip Soul Mountain!

Journal Entry 4 by zeena666 from New York City, New York USA on Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Received over an hour ago! :) Many thanks for the RABCK!

EDIT: I have too many books so I'm releasing this one unread. :/ Someone else can read it & will hopefully journal their opinion.

Wild Release.

Released 14 yrs ago (6/8/2005 UTC) at Full City Coffee 409 Grand St. at Clinton St. in New York City, New York USA



This book is sitting atop the first bookcase near the counter. Buy a brownie or cup of tea, journal the book & enjoy! :D

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