Shanghai Baby

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The gap that divides those of us born in the 1970s and the older generation has never been so wide. Dark and edgy, deliciously naughty, an intoxicating cocktail of sex and the search for love, Shanghai Baby has already risen to cult stat
Ha scritto il 08/06/14
Storia squallida e superficiale di un branco di viziati/tossici. Protagonista estremamente arrogante e altezzosa: "io sono bella", "io sono sexy"... Qualcosa mi dice che l'autrice sia esattamente come la sua creaturina protagonista. Deludente.
  • 3 mi piace
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Ha scritto il 19/01/12
I give it two stars rather than one because although I read it with disdain, I was still compelled to read it. For all its literary pretension (every chapter beings with a quotation to prove how well read the author is), it`s still a trashy novel. An ...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/11/08
what a shameless self-portrait of the rotten life style of the author
Degrading women to the extent that should piss all feminists off! Or I should say degrading all Shanghai women, by describing sex with Caucasian men a fashion.
  • 2 mi piace
Ha scritto il 25/09/07
I know a lot of people loved this book. Even those that I lent it to. But, in all honesty, it struck me as pretentious, especially when making references to pop (sub)culture. I don't know why. But maybe I'll give it another try.
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 01/09/07
This might have been the wrong book to read simultaneously with Smedley's. After pages and pages of life and death struggle the rather spoilt life of a modern girl living in Shanghai seemed terribly superficial. There were just so many references to
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