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Crazeed was mildly interested for the first pages–but after that I was totally consumed. Just not eager to read another book by Ha Jin right now. Without a doubt this is Ha Jin’s finest, most important novel. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only.

Why all these details? I found it difficult to stay with the story during these parts of the book. Jan 26, Angela rated it did not like it. Ha Jin is a great author, but I just didn’t think this book lived up to the greatness of “Waiting.

Better World Books Ltd Condition: It crazex good on my fingers. Know the way subtitles of Chinese movies can leave something to be desired? This thin read is definitely thin. I felt so much affection for the main character. Nov 24, Stephen Douglas Rowland rated it it was amazing.


There are no original ideas, only platitudes.

But as a student in a democratic and free country, I appreciate that I can go in any direction that my research takes me provided I can secure crazex. Tiananmen Square flashback and a strained relationship. In a plastic protector. You experience anxiety, profound self-consciousness, and an uncomfortable sensitivity to the world, and somehow it’s a pleasure.

Undoubtedly, The Crazed is political literature. An early state of this novel from the author of the National Book Award winner tthe. However, again this is in China.

Jan 22, Kanika Sisodia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Discover what to read next. Thanks for visiting and commenting. At first glance Ha Jin appears to have lost some of his lightness of touch.

Fiction Book Review: THE CRAZED by Ha Jin, Author . Pantheon $24 (p) ISBN

He wrote another book that I read a while back called “waiting: Firs t Pr inti ng. Yang may understand the practicality of that move on some level, but after the stroke, when we come upon him in the hospital, out pours all his humiliation and invective in an almost nonstop torrent of abuse.

Multiple copies available this title. Fine in black and white illustrated wraps with near fine trial dustwrapper.

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The culture of corruption and cronyism is well portrayed as the narrative leads inexorably to the tragedy of Tiananmen. It takes place during the protests in Tiananmen Square.

Author has won the National Book Award. Please try again later. Cheers for the review! Feb 14, Tara rated it really liked it. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


In the Santayanan sense then it is doomed to repeat its worst mistakes. Crazzed book is rife with tragedy and misunderstanding. Mega Buzz Inc Condition: Log-in or create an account first!

Now considered a contemporary classic. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, his student Jian Wan—who is also engaged to Yang’s daughter—has been assigned to care for him.

First edition, first issue. Very good point about how individual motivations including the petty and self-interested play an important role in significant historical events. Aug 21, Danielle rated it it was amazing. Why did Ha Jin choose Jian as the narrator? Now, the book itself was okay.

It is little more than nonsense to suggest that the “slower” lead up to the “action” serves no purpose. Signed by Ha Jin directly on the title page. Even as the professor loses all sense of time and place, he seems to be speaking the truth about his life and what he wants.