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Re: Rate the last book you just read
« Reply #435 on: September 08, 2014, 12:44:46 PM »
My husband's girlfriend is Asian, and there are two Asian main characters.  She was face palming at how stereotyped they were.

My vision of the two Asian characters is that they strove for their entire lives to match the 80s stereotype of Japanese kids.  And the other main characters also spent their whole lives living up to the standards of 80s films.  So when they ended up acting like characters from 80s films, I understood why.
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Re: Rate the last book you just read
« Reply #436 on: September 08, 2014, 01:57:56 PM »
My husband's girlfriend is Asian, and there are two Asian main characters.  She was face palming at how stereotyped they were.

My vision of the two Asian characters is that they strove for their entire lives to match the 80s stereotype of Japanese kids.  And the other main characters also spent their whole lives living up to the standards of 80s films.  So when they ended up acting like characters from 80s films, I understood why.

Yeah.  I'm trying to figure out if that's intentional, or he's just as bad as 80s writers :P
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Re: Rate the last book you just read
« Reply #437 on: September 08, 2014, 02:04:55 PM »
My husband's girlfriend is Asian, and there are two Asian main characters.  She was face palming at how stereotyped they were.

My vision of the two Asian characters is that they strove for their entire lives to match the 80s stereotype of Japanese kids.  And the other main characters also spent their whole lives living up to the standards of 80s films.  So when they ended up acting like characters from 80s films, I understood why.


Yeah.  I'm trying to figure out if that's intentional, or he's just as bad as 80s writers :P

I think it was an homage done on purpose. The somewhat stoic, wise-cracking yet awkward Asian character was a staple of the 80's. Indiana Jones had one in the second film. It wouldn't have been hard to take any of those characters and flesh them out in the book. It was groan-inducing of course, but I think it was meant to be.
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Re: Rate the last book you just read
« Reply #438 on: September 22, 2014, 07:00:45 AM »
I recently read Terry Pratchett's book, Raising Steam. Well, i'm off to a bad start. I listened to the audio book by Steven Briggs. Yet he was less of a reader and more a voice actor.

I will be blunt and state the book, i thought, was tremendously good. I would recommend it to anyone on here who enjoys his style and sense of humour.

The reason for recommendation is the topics it deals with, such as racial equality, the power of technological progress and science vs the luddite.


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