Ann!

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Ann!
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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 6:07pm

I was reading Peony in Love last night and it struck me that the story is somewhat like The Lovely Bones.

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In reply to: twoki
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 9:26am

You're right, it is very similar! I felt some de'ja vu when I read it, too, but didn't know why until now. Thanks for thinking of that.


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In reply to: twoki
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:49am
Hi Twoki,
don't mind my butting in..... I've read both and I really liked both. I don't see the real connection between Lovely Bones and Peony... have to say that for some reason Lovely Bones brought me some closure after my mom's passing. Think I'll reread it.... it's one of the few books that I've kept on my shelf after reading it.
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In reply to: twoki
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 11:38am

What I'm picking up on is how the girls are both unsettled spirits.

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In reply to: twoki
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 3:37pm
whoa, I really need to reread it.... now that I'm reading snowflake, I understand why Peony is not so interesting for you... as I read Peony first and since Lisa See was the first Asian author,,, or author to write about traditional chinese culture and traditions (and souls and spirits) I found it so interesting. Of course snowflake is so very similar in topic and like you I'll move on to other authors after I'm finished. (Well, i've just finished chapter 2 : Footbinding , which is for me a very disturbing tradition and difficult to read about )
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In reply to: twoki
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 9:08pm

It is disturbing, isn't it?

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In reply to: twoki
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 1:43pm
It was the pus and stench that made me gag,,, anyway, I've been going around the house today, practicing smiling without showing my teeth. ;O)