(PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams


  • Hardcover
  • 640
  • The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure
  • Adam Williams
  • English
  • 08 June 2020
  • 9780312315665

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  1. says: Adam Williams ↠ 6 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Adam Williams (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams

    READ The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams My friend and I found this book in the big BookOff store in Shibuya and the title made me laugh but when I saw that it was the name of a brothel I had to have it It was 200 yen onlySo it turned out to be as cheesy as we expected but it wasn'

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    READ The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams Adam Williams ↠ 6 DOWNLOAD Oh what a monumental book If you're finding it hard to get into why not jump about 100 pages in and start from there oh how dare i say it but hey just do it it is a bit slow to start and the beginning pages make sense when read in hindsight meanwhile GOSH Adam has nothing against being bloodthirsty if you think the sweet and innoc

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    (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams I learned a lot about the Boxer Rebellion from this book very interesting cast of characters too

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    (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams One of my favourite books

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    READ The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure SUMMARY ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Adam Williams Adam Williams ↠ 6 DOWNLOAD IMHO Williams was very good at Chinese characterization which makes sense seeing how long he has lived there plus the fact he has a Chinese wifeFor the history I had never even heard of the Boxer Revolution the portrayal of Chinese culture the seemingly accurate portrayal of life in the early 1900s all 4 stars

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    (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams WHOA I mean before getting into this book you realize it's meant to be a very dramatic historical fiction account a romance of epic proportions But Williams took it farNO ONE is safe very Game of Thrones esue in its gore violence blood sex no details spared It can be hard to read at times in the way that you're cringing andor crying and want to throw the book across the room BUTYOUJUSTCAN'TPUTITDOWNOverall besides those previous d

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    (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams Picking up this book I had high expectations Adam Williams does not only have a background in business but his family also has a history that is deeply entwined with China since the 1880ths That he is on top married to one of my favorite Chinese literates did not lower my anticipation eitherIn my most optimistic expectations I hoped for a read in the ballpark of James Clavell's Taipan sagaI think Adam Williams had similar ambitions with

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    (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams Adam Williams ↠ 6 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Adam Williams Wow I really enjoyed this book It took me about a week to read even though I had not had lots of reading time available at the time This book is a little well uite massive It made it harder to get it started since the size was so daunting And h

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    (PDF FREE) [The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure] ☆ Adam Williams This was an enlightening book that was a step beyond my normal sphere of crime fiction It was uite a hard read at times but when there was some action the pace uickened for me which I like about a bookFor anyone who loves

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The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure

DOWNLOAD The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Northern China 1899 As the Boxer Rebellion erupts a cast of innocents fanatics sinners and lovers are drawn to the Palace of Heavenly Pleasu. My friend and I found this book in the big BookOff store in Shibuya and the title made me laugh but when I saw that it was the name of a brothel I had to have it It was 200 yen onlySo it turned out to be as cheesy as we expected but it wasn t bad it held my attention for than 600 pages It s a historical romance which takes place in a fictitious town of Shishan in 1899 during the Boxer Rebellion The author was born in China in a missionary family so he knows his stuff and his sympathy towards the culture and people is obvious BUT the characters are painfully stereotypical a beautiful and passionate middle class girl her lover the dashing spy her boorish and naive fiance a bunch of altruistic missionaries a cruel brothel madam and her psychopathic son a prostitute with heart of gold an evil Japanese officer a wise Chinese mandarin a wiser still Mongolian shepherd They all resemble marionettes taken out of a dusty box which has the letters Oriental drama on it some of them must have been used by Clavell half a century agoThe only interesting people are the crazy fanatical Millward family especially their eldest son Hiram and Major Lin who has a shameful secret to hide BUT the author has a penchant for distorting his characters both minor and major and making them act against their nature and their initial motivations When I read what ultimately happened to Hiram after the rebellion broke out in Shishan I kind of lost half of my interest in the story but read on for Major Lin then as his character got assassinated as well in a writerly way I mean I finished the book just because I didn t have much left I didn t care about Helen Frances and her lover they were just unrealistic and the good doctor Airton well he was so stupid and whiny I just hoped to see him killed but alas the idiot lived to the last pageAs to the brothel this was the most ridiculous thing of all The madam who was supposed to be so cunning together with her son kept torturing the girls and boys randomly Why What for What do they gain out of this How is it good for business How does it affect the atmosphere Does it make the prostitutes work harder Does it contribute to their skill effectiveness or the satisfaction of customers I have this dim suspicion that it s got something to do with the author s personal preferences and that he enjoys writing about sexual sadism and that s all there is to it Now don t get me wrong I think it s totally okay to fantasize about this stuff or any stuff that s what imagination is for but when it comes to putting one s fantasies on paper it should be done in a plausible believable reasonable way Why Because the book is for the reader first and for the author second The author must seduce the reader not only pleasure himself Swamp Foetus used by Clavell half a century agoThe only interesting people are the crazy fanatical Millward family especially their eldest son Hiram and Major Lin who has a shameful secret to hide BUT the author has a penchant for distorting his characters both minor and major and making them act against their nature and their initial motivations When I read what Shadows ultimately happened to Hiram after the rebellion broke out in Shishan I kind of lost half of my interest in the story but read on for Major Lin then as his character got assassinated as well in a writerly way I mean I finished the book just because I didn t have much left I didn t care about Helen Frances and her lover they were just The House on Tradd Street unrealistic and the good doctor Airton well he was so stupid and whiny I just hoped to see him killed but alas the idiot lived to the last pageAs to the brothel this was the most ridiculous thing of all The madam who was supposed to be so cunning together with her son kept torturing the girls and boys randomly Why What for What do they gain out of this How is it good for business How does it affect the atmosphere Does it make the prostitutes work harder Does it contribute to their skill effectiveness or the satisfaction of customers I have this dim suspicion that it s got something to do with the author s personal preferences and that he enjoys writing about sexual sadism and that s all there is to it Now don t get me wrong I think it s totally okay to fantasize about this stuff or any stuff that s what imagination is for but when it comes to putting one s fantasies on paper it should be done in a plausible believable reasonable way Why Because the book is for the reader first and for the author second The author must seduce the reader not only pleasure himself

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DOWNLOAD The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Re an infamous brothel that overlooks an execution ground where the fury of the East will meet the ideals of the West and all will face thei. WHOA I mean before getting into this book you realize it s meant to be a very dramatic historical fiction account a romance of epic proportions But Williams took it farNO ONE is safe very Game of Thrones esue in its gore violence blood sex no details spared It can be hard to read at times in the way that you re cringing andor crying and want to throw the book across the room BUTYOUJUSTCAN TPUTITDOWNOverall besides those previous details I loved it It s an epic story that jumps from one catastrophe and character to the next in the exotic location of the imaginary Shishan town of northeast China It s a little slow going to start but once you get into it you ll probably finish the 600 odd pages in a day and it will disrupt your schedule and peace of mind completely The characters are BRILLIANT favorite part of the writing Each of the many with their own arc and journey throughout the story and the book jumps from one perspective to another without it seeming confusing except at the beginning I have to admit some things are a little cheesy and over the top in the plot and some characters are too evil for no reasonbut most of the characters are shown in an interesting light that reveals the flaws and moral failings of even the most good characters In that way there aren t any truly good or bad characters which makes the story realistic despite taking place in a fictional town and the occasional mumbo jumbo like who the hell is actually the blind priest Was he necessary except to add drama and suspenseAdam Williams has very intimate knowledge about China and Chinese people and it was really interesting to hear that his own family s history in China was part of his inspiration to write the novel I learned a lot about this crazy time in Chinese history terrifying being a foreigner in China myself while becoming completely immersed and emotionally attached to all the characters It s great how his story although focused on a group of foreigners seeks to describe what drove the peasants of northern china to develop such radical thinking and revolt in the way they didIf you re not sueamish would definitely recommend

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DOWNLOAD The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB R destiny Adam Williams's first novel is a historical tour de force and a triumphant return to traditional storytelling on a truly grand sca. It took me ages to read this book I found it extremely long and with big chunks of it that could have been left out as they added nothing to the story I started skim reading it halfway through and still took me months To think I even have the seuel