Friday, 21 January 2011

Buck, Pearl S. "Sons"

Buck, Pearl S. "Sons" - 1932

The second volume in the "Good Earth Trilogy", this book focuses on Wang Lung's sons and how life goes on after his death. Again, Pearl S. Buck manages to describe everyone's life in so much detail.

I didn't like the characters as much as the ones in "The Good Earth" but I thought the actions were very interesting and exciting. You can tell how China got closer to the revolution. You can also tell why they had a revolution and how history evolved from there.

Great book. I'm still looking for the third volume "A House Divided" which is out of print. :-(

From the back cover: "Second in the trilogy that began with The Good Earth, Buck's classic and starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old and the new in China. Revolutions sweep the vast nation, leaving destruction and death in their wake, yet also promising emancipation to China's oppressed millions who are groping for a way to survive in a modern age."

Find other books by Pearl S. Book that I read here.

Pearl S. Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces"
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