Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hard-boiled reality...

...Sleepless in Shanghai
The story [of Bo Xilai] is apparently about to turn into a new case for Inspector Chen in the next novel in the series by Qiu Xiaolong, which goes to show that the love affair between reality and fiction is going strong. But then again, Qiu is at a safe distance in the US, while the other Chinese pulp writers seem to be living cautiously in a country without private detectives.

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