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Sad, depressing, disgusting, frustrating, angering story. Why do I feel guilty writing this? I compare all depressing books that I read to The Good Earth.

La terre Chinoise by Pearl S. Buck (1 star ratings)

This book angered me in many ways, and also made me feel sad to be a woman. A rather simplistic parable about the ethical superiority of an agrarian life, peopled with wooden characters. I hated this book with a passion. Of course there is some historical fact in The Good Earth, and in other novels, but I have a serious problem with people conflating and equating fiction and history. Characters The characters were flat and except for Wang Lung himself, there was not much character development for anyone.

Incivil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. If you are not a beautiful wife nothing else matters; not how hard you work, how talented you are, how strong, how perceptive, how loyal, how helpful.

La terre Chinoise

It was written well, and gave a fantastic depiction of Chinese traditions and life on the farm If his name were not Wang Lung, no one would have known he was Chinese. It was degrading and inflammatory, and I do not recommend it.

I just find this book deeply problematic. Ya wang lung With a name like that Who takes this book seriously? Well, I won’t make that mistake again. I think the main character Wang-Lung is supposed to be some downtrodden hero, but it is hard to feel any sympathy for the choices he makes in the book, once he gains some wealth.

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This was one of the most awful books I have ever read in my life. It was a patriarchal mess.

The story is good but I personally don’t feel as though their is enough thrill or excitement in it to make it an enjoyable book. I know, it doesn’t even seem possible, but after reading a novel that talked a lot about it, I decided to research it.

The bad women threw tantrums and did not bear sons. It’s actually pretty horrifying. This is one of the worst books I have ever read.

Once started, I thought the book would never, end! She died in Vermont. If a youth and parents choose to read this book, open discussion of the material will help parents explain their own values which will help youth form their own values. Plus, Buck is not faithful to the the ages of the characters throughout the 45 years I think of the story.

There were opportunities for showing all kinds of conflicts taking place in the family, but chinoisee with flat characters and terrible writing, they were all lost. I guess I’m just not a fan of reading books where all women are worthless fools chinoiae all men are ill tempered perverts. Having a splitting headache that gets worse and worse the more I read isn’t very fun for me. This book is often assigned as class reading as early as 7th grade.

I need to read that classic. I had great hopes for him. He did not deserve her. Katie Yeah I think they were believable enough. His treatment of O-Lan goes to show that the only thing that matters is Beauty. A married man chooses to seek out a prostitute who becomes his live-in mistress.


If you are not a beautiful wife nothing else matters; not how hard you work, how talented you are, how strong, how perceptive, how loyal, how help I wanted to smack sense into Wang Lung throughout the entire book.

He deserved all the misery he got and much more. Absolutely hated the book. It is so obviously written by a white person that at times I actually forgot I was reading about Chinese people in China. La terre Chinoise 3. Do we read Anna Karenina and feel that we now know everything about Russia?

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It gave me zero sympathy or understanding for him as a character. I would not recommend this book to anyone unless they wanted to know what an abusive relationship w This was one of the most awful books I have ever read in my life.

Even when the most momentous events were taking place, they were dismissed in a narrative of a few words. I tried to look past it, but at the beginning, there prarl isn’t much more to the story than buk. I do not recommend If I could rate this zero stars, I would. From the very start it was boring and I almost fell asleep every page. I found peqrl physically hard to continue to read about all of the awful things he had and did do.

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It hurt me to chinoiee such a misogynistic point of view, I felt attacked by Wang Lung for just being a woman. Along with that, the sexism is infuriating.

And I think I’ve hated it before.