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In the world of Zhang, the new charioteers are human-powered kites, racing above New York in a brief grab at glory. The new ultimate thrill for wealthy urbanites is to flirt with interactive death in illegal speakeasies. The opulence of Beijing has brought a new cultural imperialism. And a new generation lives in fear and hope. It is a new world in which Zhang is still finding his way...
Simple really. It bored me.
The characters had depth, but were low-energy... meaning they didn't really grab me, had no real focus and all seemed to be a little vague about their place in the plot.
I struggled to make it through the first 3 chapters, cruised through the next couple, and basically skimmed the rest of the book, I found it that watery.
Overall, not impressed, can't say much good, so won't say any more.
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