This is an alternate cover edition for B01951K5V8 INTRODUCTION Shanghai Nobody is book one of the fiction series, Master Shanghai. It is the story of one young Chinese man's adventure to find love and purposes in the 21st century Chinese metropolis. Written in humorous tone, author Vann Chow brought to you a satire of urban life in China. Her story explores cultural phenomThis is an alternate cover edition for B01951K5V8 INTRODUCTION Shanghai Nobody is book one of the fiction series, Master Shanghai. It is the story of one young Chinese man's adventure to find love and purposes in the 21st century Chinese metropolis. Written in humorous tone, author Vann Chow brought to you a satire of urban life in China. Her story explores cultural phenomenons such as China's gender imbalance, selfish generation, new rich, migrant workers, digital loneliness and Capitalist tyranny, reflecting on the glamorous and not-so-glamorous side of the rise of a modern nation through the eyes of one nobody of Shanghai....
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shanghai nobody Reviews
Unfortunately this was not my cup of tea. I chose this ARC to give me a little break from thrillers that I generally read a lot of. I was very enthusiastic about learning details of Chinese cultural practices especially as they are from a Chinese citizen who knows all about these cultural aspects of life. The humour/satire it promised also interested me; different traits to the usual books I read but i'm afraid it quickly became apparent that I wouldn't be able to read the whole book. I felt as though my time could be spent on a better book more suited to me - after all, time is limited! There isn't enough time in this life to spend it reading books that don't float your boat. I'm always enthusiastic about learning new information and that was what intrigued me and pushed me to give this book a go but it didnt include a great deal of information, certainly not as much as I thought it would. The bulk of the cultural detail focused on romantic customs and not a lot else. Most of the book is about looking for love and the issues surrounding it, especially the problems guys have finding a wife. If it had included more about Chinese culture I dare say this rating and review would have been a lot more positive.There were also a few issues with spelling and grammar presumably due to the author being Chinese, therefore some phrases sounded quite peculiar due to these mistakes. I wonder whether these will ever be straightened out. Fixing these errors would definitely help the book flow better. It does tend to throw you off from the story when you have to read over a sentence a few times trying to work out what the author intended to say.I voluntarily received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions here are my own. Thanks to the author for the opportunty to try this book.
At first when I started reading this, I thought this was non-fiction, but when I got deeper into the story, I noticed it was only fiction. This story is a great story that explores gender imbalance in China very well, even though through humor. I liked how the author told everything the man did and how it affected him being a Chinese man without a girlfriend. It seems like the life of a single man in China is hard, but with a wife or at least a girlfriend, it's easy. This book really shows the awful gender imbalance in China. I loved reading this from the beginning to the very last page. I will read the next book for sure!
Shanghai Nobody by Vann Chow is a cleverly written tongue in cheek narrative. It is an insightful read into the Chinese culture and especially as it relates to romantic relationships with a heavy emphasis on marriage in China. It captures beautifully Chinese traditions that often are on a collision course with Western Civilization perspectives. Additionally, it addresses stereotypes that both cultures indulge in and, through this book, dispels those stereotypes.Added to the mix are heart-warming scenes revolving around relationships. These relationships not only deal with boy meets girl, but mother-father, child abandonment, platonic friendships and father-daughter relations.Additionally, there is a serious plot (swindling of ancestral home), although humorously written, that unfolds and keeps the reader's attention. This plot culminates in a "hurray for the underdog" which leaves the reader feeling good.Other reviews have broadsided the author for their grammatical mistakes, but do not allow that to be a deterrent when considering the purchase and reading of this book. Shanghai Nobody by Vann Chow is a fun book and worth sorting through any misuse of grammar. This book will provide reading entertainment through its heartwarming plot, character development along with a side of social commentary.
I received this in exchange for an honest review.Vann Chow stated this story is fiction however when I was reading all I kept thinking was this person's life is interesting. This reads just like a journal and I loved that. There are times that some writers do not understand the difference between a first-person narrative and a narrating voice. For Vann he nails it perfectly. I really felt I was reading someone's personal life.I loved the perspective when it comes to how it is being a male in China. I know that for the longest time families wanted nothing but boys but in turn that made an unequally balance when it came to men finding women in the long run.I cannot wait to see what ends up happening with Jong and Marvey.
Good story of loveThe writer does a good job of writing an engaging story. There are some language issues but the knowledge of the culture and customs is very informative and educational. There are some stereo types in the story as well. The story of a Chinese man's search for love and success as he develops into a dominant and forceful presence. The difference between cultures is very interesting.
Не беше лоша. Малко накрая взе да ми блъска на азиатските сериали, които гледам с тази драма, дошла от нищото. Въпреки това края те кара да прочетеш следващата, така че ще я търся. Книжката започва по един начин и свършва по коренно различен, което ме накара да сваля звездите толкова. Започва като забавно книжле, разнищваащо демографските проблеми на Китай, а завършва като екщън. Малко странно.
Jong is such a lovely character! You can't help it, you start really early feeling with him! This book was absolutely lovely (I didn't want it to end!!). The insight in the chinese culture was really fun and informative!
Great insights into the modern communities and pointing out some serious troubles in Chinese society. It was a pleasurable read and gave a lot of thoughts. Can't wait for the second part of the series!
I got this book in the post and immediately started reading it. I'd read good reviews and was eager to start reading. The book did not disappoint. Not perfect but not very far off 4 1/2 stars. (Won through goodreads).
Haha! I liked the style, but I thought the story would be more tight and realistic, and it started to crumble halfway through. The pace was uneven: it started slowly and stately as just a satyrical social commentary, and then turned into a slapstick comedy. I stopped taking it seriously when the hero went to the States. What was it about, really?When I was reading, I kept thinking about our partner companies in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, where all the guys go by their English names, not Chinese ones. Overall I’m glad I read this book, because it does give some insight into the contemporary China, and it’s neither bitter nor cruel. I liked the main character and the mom of the little boy, Paula – this storyline was hilarious and interesting. I so hoped they would end up together – they didn’t, but there is a sequel, and I’m almost tempted to read it just to find out.What has to be said is that the book is in the need of a good editor. There are a lot of misspelled and misused words, for example “adulterating” instead of “adulterous” – this sort of thing.“My dad, on the other hand, took the art of silence to an extreme. He glanced at her for a good five minutes without speaking and responding to her greetings, until he finally decided that based on his face reading theories, she was going to have a fruitful and prosperous married life.Then they started feeding her snacks.”