Can Xue ☆ 3 downloadBy Larissa PhamIn Can Xue s prickly and surreal novel The Last Lover the eader encounters a dizzying array of characters who could all in theory be the titular last lover The characters pale eyed businessmen "mystic wives demonic corporate clients a beautiful efugee girl with extremely "wives demonic corporate clients a beautiful efugee girl with extremely arms are tossed around the book s interconnected stories like colored beads in a kaleidoscope all oiling with a sexual desire that seems to come out of some dark abyss much like Can Xue s writing itself None of it makes sense there are writhing snakes and screaming cooks grotesuely swollen
limbs and boys stung epeatedly by bees andand boys stung epeatedly by bees and that bloom inexplicably throughout the year Yet listing these images does not accurately describe the way the novel unfolds as a performance unfolds my writing them down will not make the novel happen as when eading it happens to youThe Last Lover is not an easy Why Zebras Have Black and White Stripes Why Series read But it is incandescent and engrossing if you are okay with losing your sense of self for a few hours Here is how I experienced itHour one I sit in a coffee shop with a paperback copy and a cup of ginger tea The prose is dense peculiar The characters are given to sudden declarationsHour two I am astonished toealize that I have only Giants Monsters and Dragons An Encyclopedia of Folklore Legend and Myth read less than fifty pagesHour three My head hurts I feel like I have been translating I have stopped tweetingHour four I succumb to the book I let it carry me My cup is empty I do not uestion anything that happens in the novel wolfish faces floating couples inexplicable transformations the motif of heads separating from bodies and hovering there as if still connected Nor do I uestion the characterseactions Who Take All Of These Surreal Developments take all of these surreal developments as they must as we accept the eerie faces we sometimes see in the periphery of our visionRead the Studying Ethnic Minority And Economically Disadvantaged Populations rest here Check out my blog to see Reviews of Books and Movies as well as Recipes and DIY projectsThe Last Lover is written by Can Xue pen name for Deng Xiaohua and translated from Chinese into English by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen If uentin Tarentino was living in a Vanilla Sky esue world in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode and writing in traditional Chinese metaphors this book would be theesult This has to be the strangest book I have ever Fiebre de amor read Having a little bit of background in Chinese culture I was able to understand some of the writing stance of the author Many Chinese stories are told through metaphors much likeeading Aesop s fables In the Last Lover we follow along the journeys of the. Winner of the 2015 Best Translated Book Award for fiction presented by Three Percent a Seraphic Feather, tome 7 resource for international literature In Can Xue’s extraordinary book we encounter a full assemblage of husbands wives and lovers Entwined in complicated often tortuouselationships these characters step into each other’s fantasies carrying on conversations that are “forever guessing games” Their journeys Aşkımız Eski Bir Roman reveal the deepestealms of human desire figured in Can. .
Characters Joe a worker at a clothing factory and separately his wife Maria Vincent the owner of the clothing factor and separately his wife Lisa from the gambling city Reagan the owner of a Rubber Tree plantation who buys his uniforms from the clothing factory and briefly his sometimes mistress Ida Each of these characters is on their own journey through their thoughts and every single one of them has trouble telling Eres un Cabrón de las Ventas: Rompiéndola en las Ventas Otorgando Valor a los Clientes (Spanish Edition) reality from the created worlds within their minds There is a blending ofealities between characters as they each feature at some point or another within the The Seeker The Host reality of the other characters Can Xue has also created many other interesting characters along the way I can teally say that this is a good book but I can t very well Отчаяние Otchayanie rate it below 3 stars If nothing else the creativity and originality of the Last Lover is beyond comparison Can Xue paints beautiful descriptions of the people whenelevant and their locations She does an amazing job of making you constantly uestion eality just as each character does themselves The beginning is a little hard to get into the flow with her uniue style of writing However once you grasp the way that Can Xue has chosen to tell her story you are easily to follow along with the journeys The characters themselves "are definitely interesting to get to know and I think that Maria and Joyner were definitely "definitely interesting to get to know and I think that Maria and Joyner were definitely favorite characters Can Xue depicts the fears and desires from the depths of each character s psyche Overall I still stand by my 35 star eview due to the actual story as a whole I had many grand illusions of what the point of the book itself would be I should have known given the Chinese desire to leave a story with a messed up ending but
"i even anticipated "even anticipated and still felt extreme disappointment in the final closing scene I wanted there to be a better wrap up of
all that had transpired in its way therethat had transpired In its way there a closure but I wanted something from the intense journeys that were traveled with the characters than the ending that fell flat from such expectations If you are interested in taking a journey unlike any other this book is still worth the Tamara de Lempicka read and it is definitely a uniue story of its own I could easily see it being made into a Vanilla Sky type of movie and again I must commend Can Xue on her beautiful originality even if the journey was a bit messed up along the way Ieceived a copy of this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest eview Can Xue Its not you Its me Maybe a little bit you but mostly meI am. Xue’s vision of snakes and wasps crows cats mice earthuakes and landslides In dive bars and twisted city streets on deserts and snowcapped mountains the author creates an extreme world where every character “is driving death away with a singular performance” Who is the last lover The novel is bursting with vividly drawn characters Among them are Joe sales manager of a clothing company in an unnamed Western country and his wife Maria who conducts my. Out S Can Xue s Wikipedia page states As for those who struggle to find meaning in her stories Can Xue has this to say If a eader feels that this book is unreadable then it s uite clear that he s not one of my eaders Going by this particular eading experience I guess I belong to the above categoryA series of inanities from cover to cover this book is so bad I don t have adeuate words to describe itIf an imaginatively challenged person is forced to tell a story what would they do I guess they would be stuck in a bind telling the same story over over again ecycling the same situation presenting the same characters in different
"avatars so on "so on we have three couples who seem iterations of one another undergoing similar experiences all this to what purpose Can Xue herself can only enlighten usIf the premise is that no matter where you go you only end up unning into yourself The Last Lover is a pretty tortuous way of arriving at that And who is this so called last loverTake your pick a bunch of ubiuitous green snakes wet crowswaspsmud frogsparrotswoman in blackroad sweeperthe world of books etc etc In other words don t look for meaning hereThere are books about whom it s said if they didn t "exist the world literature would be poorer for that The only person this book seems to "the world literature would be poorer for that The only person this book seems to benefited is its translator Calling this a difficult ead would be uite an understatement Can Xue obviously has an enormous imagination and her ability to weave in and out of Big Mal The High Life and Hard Times of Malcolm Allison Football Legend reality is truly captivating At times And in extremely small doses I never thought a book could be too weird for me but this one nearly broke me I am glad I persevered however as there were passages sprinkled throughout that were beautifully written and powerful but they were hidden amid a sea of confusion and bewilderment I was never able toeally connect with any of the characters so it felt like there were no Hikmah ketulusan real emotional stakes for me as aeader just a bunch of seemingly She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement random weirdness It s possible that I just wasn t on theight wavelength so I would like to give it another Atomik Aztex read in the future In a way I feel like I failed the bookather than the other way around There were several times where I was this close to giving a crap and becoming somewhat engaged only to become lost in the wilderness for the next few chapters I m still interested in Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reading Xue s short story collections as I feel the short form may suit her uniuely strange vision of the world a lot better and her dense prose may be palatable25 Stars. Stical experiments with the household’s cats andosebushes Joe’s customer Reagan is having an affair with Ida a worker at his Victoria The ueen An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire rubber plantation while clothing store owner Vincentuns away from his wife in pursuit of a woman in black who disappears over and over again By the novel’s end we have accompanied these characters on a long march a naive helpless and forsaken search for love because there are just some things that can’t be stopped or helpe. ,