Monday, 1 June 2015

He Has Come, Please Close Your Eyes (他来了,请闭眼) by Ding Mo (丁墨) - Review: 4.5 stars (HE) & Chapter Translation

   Ding Mo is one of the most successful internet c-novelists. She's one of the few who actually quit her day job to focus on writing. I have actually not read any of her other works because her plot synopsis has never really ever attracted me - they always seem to portend something ominous and dire. "He Has Come, Please Close Your Eyes" however has always stayed in my mind as a c-novel to read because I think it was one of the forerunners for combining crime/detective/criminal profiling and the genre of romance novels. 

  I was finally motivated to pick it up when I heard that it was going to be made into a chinese drama with Wallace Huo as the lead! Indeed, Wallace Huo's face is perfect for the male lead, although he definitely isn't as tall as what was envisioned in the novel.

  If you don't like spoilers, then I suggest you not read my review. Haha. Stop here, knowing that this is a love story between a genius criminal profiler, Bo Jin Yan, and a simple but strong-minded english interpreter, Jian Yao, as they search for the truth in the most grisly and perverted of murders and the truth within themselves.

#talk 33: One million milestone!

  Dear readers,
                     I have been away. I've been away such that even when my blog crossed the one million milestone (probably two weeks ago?) I didn't, couldn't, even notice. I hope all of you understand that this blog is so much my own personal landscape (which reflects the picture I've chosen) that it's difficult for me to not have been able to write as much this year.

                     My feelings on time are ever complicated - torn between work, family, friends and own personal space - there will likely never be enough time. But, I want to thank the ever faithful and loyal readers, your support is really what keeps the site going. Now enough of my ruminations, I'm going to clean up a chinese novel review (first in months!) and some translations.

thank you for reading!