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[QUOTE] Legend of Condor Heroes talk It took a legendary wuxia hero to make me post again on the Cafe, but it is well worth it! I had heard about this official translation, but didn't know it was already available to the public. It is not the first work from Louis Cha/Jin Yong translated to English ([URL=https://www.amazon.es/Deer-Cauldron-Book-Martial-Novel/dp/0195903234]The Deer and the Claudron[/URL], [URL=https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1288260.Fox_Volant_of_the_Snowy_Mountain]Fox Volant on the Snowy Mountain[/URL], [URL=https://www.amazon.com/Book-Sword-Martial-Novels-Louis/dp/0195907272]The Book and the Sword[/URL], come to mind), but it sure is great news to hear that there's at last an official English version of the so called Condor (or Eagle Shooting) Heroes Trilogy! There already were pretty decent fan translations out there for the whole trilogy, an herculean task if there ever was one, specially if done without any monetary compensation. Years ago I had the immense pleasure to read the first two books thanks to these fan translations, back when e-readers where still not a thing and I had to print out more than 1200 pages (double sided!) to have the whole thing in a readable format. But it was well worth the effort! To this day, Eagle Shooting Heroes and its sequel, return of Eagle Shooting Heroes, remains one of my favorite books ever. One of my favorite stories ever, I should say, because the thing is equally enjoyable on any of its [URL=http:// [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] Nothing to add to this masterful explanation Maese just gave us about the paramount importance of Jin Yong's literary opus. But, at the risk of being redundant, I wouldn't like to miss the chance of wholeheartedly recommending this series. Of all the classic Chinese epics (Journey to the West, The Romance of Three Kingdoms and Suikoden), I found Outlaws of the Marsh/ Suikoden the most enjoyable of the bunch, thanks to its bold mixture of grisly, depraved antics and crude, black humor that ends up becoming an omnipresent trait throughout the novel, tainting every character present on it in one way or another. In case that, like me, you are into this kind of stories (those mainly based around personal drama, light comedy and a huge (and by huge, I mean HUGE) emphasis on interpersonal relationships (family feuds, personal vendettas, unrequited love turned into hate...) then prepare yourselves for the ride of your lives!! But be aware though: those willing to know the wonderful world of LOCH/ ROCH will be forced to show a level of commitment tantamount to that of the legendary martial artists that populate it. The printed fan edition Maese and I managed to read about 10 years ago summed up a [URL=https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqiupcXKPxCFgp0rRLYEoqU1cz6FFQ]whooping total of 3000 pages[/URL] [URL=https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqiupcXKPxCFgp0sErXj9lymbZW-sw](and that's using the smallest functional font size we managed to get)!![/URL] Nobody said mastering the Nine Yin Scroll was going to be an easy task... and, according to Jin Yong, reading about it shouldn't be either! For those few who are still reading this pointless rant and still contemplating the purchase of the novel, I'll leave this here: - [URL=http://wuxiasociety.com/the-legend-of-the-condor-heroes/]The Legend of Condor-shooting Heroes[/URL] - [URL=http://wuxiasociety.com/the-return-of-the-condor-heroes/]The Return of Condor-shooting Heroes[/URL] Give them a try first, just in case, and let us fellow Cafers know of your impressions!! PS: [QUOTE]"The word of a gentleman... not even a hundred horses can move it!"[/QUOTE] :________)
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