Free eBook The Flower Net download

by Lisa See

Free eBook The Flower Net download ISBN: 0712677011
Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Century; 1st edition (1997)
Language: English
Pages: 304
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1164 mb
Size FLAC: 1869 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Home Lisa See Snow Flower and the Secret Fa. I see the moon in the upper right-hand corner shining down on us. We were to be like long vines with entwined roots, like trees that stand a thousand years, like a pair of mandarin ducks mated for life

Home Lisa See Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Home, . Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, . We were to be like long vines with entwined roots, like trees that stand a thousand years, like a pair of mandarin ducks mated for life. On one fold, Snow Flower wrote, We of good affection shall never sever our bond. But on another fold I see the misunderstandings, the broken trust, and the final shutting of the door.

Although I had heard many legends of the real Liu Hulan, it took the fine folks at UCLA Special Collections to locate two books on her: Stories from Liu Hulan’s Childhood (Chen Li) and Liu Hulan: Story of a Girl Revolutionary (Hsing Liang). On the other hand, much has been written about the Cultural Revolution, and I am particularly indebted to the memoirs of Rae Yang, Anchee Min, and Zhai Zhenhua.

Lisa See has written her best book yet. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is achingly beautiful, a marvel of imagination of a real and secret world that has only recently disappeared

Lisa See has written her best book yet. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is achingly beautiful, a marvel of imagination of a real and secret world that has only recently disappeared. It is a story so mesmerizing the pages float away and the story remains clearly before us from beginning to end. -Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings. I was mesmerized by this wondrous book–the story of a secret civilization of women, who actually lived in China not long ag. .Magical, haunting fiction.

Lisa See. she asked. Where do I begin? With your questions? Yes, that money is mine. I’m supposed to be rich. I’m a Red Princess he rest of them. No, I’m not, she said in resignation. After all these years, all that was left was the truth David had wanted for so long. How can I make you understand? You talk about that day in the Black Earth Inn. Why didn’t you listen to Nixon and the rest of them? Why didn’t you pay attention to Peter’s stories of the real Liu Hulan? They told you so much.

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Flower Net (1997) by Lisa See is the first of the Red Princess mysteries. The other two novels in the series are The Interior (1999) and Dragon Bones (2003). Flower Net explores the state of US-China relations in the early months of 1997, especially in terms of international politics, human trafficking, and the smuggling of illegal goods such as bear bile, and nuclear trigger devices. It also focuses on human relationships – especially those between father and son, father and daughter.

The Washington Post Book World. In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping’s reign, the . ambassador’s son is found dead–his body entombed in a frozen lake. Around the same time, aboard a ship adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant . Attorney David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China’s political elite.

In her fourth book, See has triumphed, writing an achingly beautiful, understated and absorbing story of lov. now Flower and the Secret Fan is so rich in psychology, feminine high stakes and marital intrigue that it evokes the work of Jane Austen

In her fourth book, See has triumphed, writing an achingly beautiful, understated and absorbing story of lov. now Flower and the Secret Fan is so rich in psychology, feminine high stakes and marital intrigue that it evokes the work of Jane Austen. The warring matchmakers are marvelous characters, and the story made me recall the girl closest to my own laotong. See’s novel contains all the elements -joy, knowledge, betrayal, erotica - that give female friends a power over each other that husbands cannot match. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Exquisitely poetic and thought-provoking.

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In Flower Net, Lisa See gives us a China not often seen: An extraordinary nation that is at once admirable and frightening.

In Flower Net, Lisa See gives us a China not often seen: An extraordinary nation that is at once admirable and frightening.

User reviews
Dream
The book's strengths by far are its plot and setting. The plot definitely keeps you guessing, and offers lots of twists and shocking moments. As for setting, if you don't know too much about Chinese culture / China just after Deng Xiaoping began opening the country, this will be interesting for you to read for an inside look at the country. It was cool to read about a mystery not just set in China but also relevant to the culture of the country. I feel like very few mystery books go that length, setting their books in exotic locations but not delving into the larger forces that shape that setting.

The major issue with this book for me is that the two main characters have perhaps the most boring romantic relationship I have ever encountered in a book. Usually you are rooting for people to couple up even if you don't really like them all that much, but every time these two started flirting I just felt like yawning. This could be a personal problem for me more than others as I really love character-driven novels, and this is absolutely not one of them. The dull character problem can even be expanded to most of the minor characters as I was unable to differentiate between most characters with Chinese names (and this is coming from someone who has studied Mandarin for years).

Overall, the book was so-so. I finished it and it wasn't totally wasted time, but I could think of many more enjoyable books to read instead.
Uttegirazu
I had read three books by Lisa See before reading this one. The others were steeped in Chinese culture and focused exclusively on China. Their culture is so different than ours. She is a great story teller in addition to learning about the culture. This book is about selling illegal parts of protected animals and making herbs and Chinese medicine. This story was about murder, international theft, gangs and terrorism by making so much gore in the killing of people, that the Chinese gangs had people cowed in speaking up. An American agent was sent to China with the idea that China and the United States could work together in solving the case. There is a love interest between the U.S. agent and a Chinese agent. It was fascinating seeing how the thinking of each side was so opposite of each other. The American agents had some understanding of the Chinese and shared this with newer agents to be aware in working with the Chinese. I enjoyed this book and will check out the other books written by Lisa See.
Llanonte
Combining the exotic world of China, the intrigue of illegal immigration and illegal shipments of contraband, Lisa See weaves an exciting mystery.
The story begins in China where a body is found in a frozen pond where the local people ice skate, here you meet the main heroine, a female MSP agent Li Hulin. The body is the son of th US ambassador in China
Then off the coast of California, the young State Attorney, David Stark, gets called to investigate a freighter floating, abandoned in the ocean off the coast of California. It is filled with sick illegal Chinese immigrants and a dead body. The son of a wealthy Chinese business man.
Are these murders connected? Lisa See brings the story together full of intrigue, plot twists, and danger. An excellent read and book 1 of a series of 3 Red Princess Mysteries written by her.
Cala
Quite a departure from Lisa See's usual genre, and the writing is every bit as good. If you loved Snowflower, China Dolls, or her other stories about love and friendship, you'll be very surprised (as I was) at the darkness of this look at the underground import/export business. I think the characters were well developed, and even though this is the first of a trilogy, the book probably stands on its own. You may want to read the next book, but you don't have to, in order to wrap up the story.
Malalanim
The history of the areas that the characters visited were deeply explored, and also various customs that made the world much more tangible. Some of the imagery got quite graphic and was used to illustrate horrific crimes. I would have liked to have given this book more stars but the author left me pretty disinterested as to what would happen to the main characters. They had rich backgrounds but they themselves were pretty flat. I was more interested in the characters that very little information was given about. I also wish that the "star-crossed lovers" romance never happened. It made me care even less about them because it detracted from the great story rather than adding to it.