Snow Flower and The Secret Fan BC Discussion #5
Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:53 PM
So I'll go first. I LOVED this book. I took it on a 4 hour road trip to the boonies and finished right as we pulled in the driveway. The last part of the trip I was bawling. I love the idea of an old-same. I feel like me and my best friend are like this. Except for a fan we text. Haha! I love the insight we got into China. The foot binding, the marriages and such. Though the foot binding is so cruel. I could never do that! OW! All in all I think it was a very good book and very inspiring.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:07 PM
I cried like a baby, too.
My best friend's parents are from China - she's a bit disconnected from the really Chinese side of the culture, but she says that the different areas really had different traditions, processes, etc.
The stories of the footbindings - especially the breaking just about had me sick, though.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:47 AM
In 9th grade I first learned of the foot-binding process and it is almost unreal to imagine the pain they went through! I don't want to post pics here but if anyone wants to see what the book described so vividly here are some pics. I googled this as I was reading to get an idea of what happens and you can see how sick it is...
More Cool Pictures: Foot Binding (Warning:graphic)
Oh, and I love the old same idea too! Crazy how the tables turned as they grew up, right? Snow Flower's MIL was a beast!
Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:24 PM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:00 PM
It was a very good book.
Jamy thanks for posting the pics of the how a foot looks after binding. In my mind the foot just looked smaller not so deformed, I am shocked. How can they think that looks attractive? It is so sad.
It was so interesting how they lived their lives.
I like the idea on an old same to, but was sort of put off by the lesbianish thoughts...like how they touched their bodies and stuff.
Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:04 PM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:51 PM
| Originally Posted by starchild |
I know Yari, they look crazy!! How that was beauty I don't know...pretty darn disgusting imo.
Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:58 PM
| Originally Posted by CaliaA07 |
Ugh! I know. I had to google it and see some pics. And really men find that attractive??
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