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review 2016-05-18 01:15
Schon Konfuzius sagte ...
Schon Konfuzius sagte ... - Konfuzius,Kong Fu Zi,Kung-fu-tse,Kungfutse,Sonja Sammüller,Anne Ferrier,Richard Wilhelm
Beschreibung:
Die hier gesammelten Texte sind aus dem Band „Kungfutse: Gespräche (Lun Yü)“ aus dem Jahre 1914. Sie sind die wichtigste und zuverlässigste Quelle für Leben und Lehre des chinesischen Philosophen. Sie vermitteln eindrucksvoll, woran Konfuzius geglaubt und wofür er gelebt hat: für moralische Prinzipien und eine auf gegenseitiger Achtung und Menschenliebe basierende Gesellschaft.
 
Details:
Gebundene Ausgabe: 180 Seiten
Verlag: Edition XXL (1. Oktober 2009)
Sprache: Deutsch
ISBN-10: 3897368978
ISBN-13: 978-3897368972
Größe: 13,3 x 2 x 19,2 cm
 
Eigene Meinung:
Die Ausgabe stammt von einem Flohmarktverkauf und ich habe sie eher durch Zufall in die Hände bekommen und wegen des schönen Covers gekauft. 
Das Cover ist an sich sehr schlicht gestaltet, passt aber zu der Art von Konfuzius, die ebenfalls schlicht war. Das Cover ist gestalterisch asatisch angehaucht, was perfekt passt. 
Im Inneren ist die Ausgabe auch sehr schön gestaltet, es gibt neben den Zitat von Konfuzius immer wieder gezeichnete asiatische Symbole und asiatisch-aussehende Menschen, die die Ausgabe wahrscheinlich abrunden sollen.
Zu Beginn des Buches liest man etwas über das Leben und das Werk des berühmten Philosophen und bekommt so eine gute Einleitung bzw. Einführung in das Buch. Das übrige Buch besteht allerdings nur aus Weisheiten und Zitaten, also sollte man hier kein Buch über das Werken und Wirken von Konfuzius erwarten.
An sich ist die Sammlung aber sehr übersichtlich geordnet und man findet leicht ein passendes Zitat für jede Gelegenheit. Die grossen Überschriften über den einzelnen Kapiteln macht das Suchen sehr leicht.
Negativ fällt aber auf, dass weder in noch auf der Ausgabe ein Autor oder Herausgeber noch ein Übersetzer vermerkt sind. Da das Original der Gespräche auf chinesisch ist und man durch das Weglassen dieser Angabe nicht genau auf die Qualität der Übersetzung bauen kann, kann man sich in keiner fundierten Arbeit auf diese Übersetzung berufen. Das ist wirklich schade, weil es die Ausgabe etwas in der Gewichtigkeit nimmt.
Übersetzer und andere wichtige Angaben wegzulassen finde ich zudem für den Leser ziemlich schwierig, weil das sieht man dem Buch ja nicht an und dann findet man - wie in diesem Fall - auch keine weiteren Angaben dazu im Internet.
 
Fazit:
Die gebundene Ausgabe "Schon Konfuzius sagte ..." ist eine schön illustrierte Ausgabe, die durch ihre schöne Aufmachung begeistert und sich dadurch als wirklich schönes Geschenk für China-Fans eignet oder eben als nette Mitbringsel. Da aber leider die Angabe zum Herausgeber und Übersetzer fehlt, muss man allerdings die Übersetzung etwas in Frage stellen und daher kann man über die Richtigkeit der Übersetzung nichts weiter sagen, was schade ist, weil dadurch verliert die Ausgabe sehr an Aussagekraft.
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review 2016-01-23 00:00
Freeing Tanner Rose (Faith & Kung Fu, #1)
Freeing Tanner Rose (Faith & Kung Fu, #1) - T.M. Gaouette This is a good book with realistic characters. My biggest complaint is that it wasn't long enough. I wish we would have gotten a more in depth look into Tanner's struggles. I cried during Allie's depression in [b: Summer of My Dissent|13232610|Summer of My Dissent|Christian M. Frank|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348732169s/13232610.jpg|18427405] and wept during Katie's in [b: Underlake|20939763|Underlake|Kia Heavey|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1393676198s/20939763.jpg|40310425], but I didn't cry through Tanner's depression at all in this book, and because of that I don't think that Tanner's character was as strong as Gabriel's. Gabe never, at least as far as I can tell, suffers from a severe depression the way that Tanner did, so the fact that he didn't make me cry isn't as disappointing as the fact that Tanner didn't make me cry. I enjoyed seeing Gabe struggling to have patience and kindness even as Tanner was disrespectful to everything about him and his lifestyle, and I could identify with that. I was glad that we saw him crack sometimes, and do things that he regretted, which made him seem more human. I'm not saying that Tanner's struggles weren't real, but the only times she seemed truly desperate in a way that might have made me cry was when we were hearing Gabriel's point of view. I think it would have improved the book if the moment when she told Gabriel she was going to do something crazy if he didn't help her would have been from her point of view, and if we could've heard her thoughts leading to that moment. Because we didn't hear her thoughts, it's never even clear if she was considering suicide or just running away again, and I think it would have been more powerful if we had heard her thoughts in that moment.

Because I have more in common with Gabriel, it was just easier for me to identify with him. Because I don't have that much in common with Tanner, it was very important that she gain my sympathy, and she did, but not as strongly as she could have.

In spite of my complaints I really did enjoy this book. It addresses issues such as drugs, alcohol, addiction, overdose and the corruption of Hollywood, as well as some discussions on remaining pure for marriage.

If this is book one, where is book two?
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review 2015-12-07 21:28
Fantastic continuation!
Master of Kung Fu (2015) #2 (of 4) - Dalibor Talajić,W. Haden Blackman,Francesco Francavilla

Battleworld is slowly coming onto Marvel Unlimited, which is a lot of fun.   I don't normally read these types of these titles, but it's a lot of fun, especially as there's more world building and the main character starts to stand up for himself and the lower caste he's surrounded by.   

 

And the best part is that it looks like it's only going to get better. 

 

 

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review 2015-11-29 00:00
Not sure what's up with me
Master of Kung Fu (2015) #1 (of 4) - Dalibor Talajić,W. Haden Blackman,Francesco Francavilla

Maybe I just need to sleep off the ennui.   Nothing is really satisfying me right now.   nothing is speaking to me, and while I enjoyed this more than Spider-Verse, I wanted to like it more.  I just can't seem to get all that excited about much I'm reading.   

 

This came closer, though.   Usually when I get to the end, and the next issue isn't up on MU, I go 'no!'   I went, shrug, I liked this, but I'm cool with that.   

 

Either way, I was hoping to feel more when reading this.   I didn't.   Maybe it's the ennui, or maybe it's the fact that I don't really know this character or world all that well, and so it didn't speak to me.  I did like the Morlocks and how they fit in here. 

 

I liked the general storyline, I liked the dialogue, and I loved the art.   

 

 

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review 2015-11-13 09:26
Fantasy fiction at its most powerful and cutting-edge
The Girl with Ghost Eyes - M. H. Boroson

The main character is a Daoist priestess named Li-lin in Chinatown at the turn of the century. Li-lin takes her place among Lisbeth, Katniss, and Hermione, unforgettably establishing herself as one of the most nuanced, resilient, BAMF fictional female characters around. That a Woman of Color has been placed at the heart of this visionary Hero's Journey is a fact that should be lost on no one.

From the brilliantly established hook and its crisis, the story rapidly plunges the reader into a highly complex world. Li-lin rapidly develops as a reliable and sensitive interpreter and translator of this culturally-immersive paranormal thriller. The story is loaded with Chinese magical rituals which seem to be extremely accurately depicted. Reading the exquisitely written descriptions of these traditional rituals is a rare joy.

The dialogue is credible, believable, culturally attuned, and engaging for the reader. From its dizzying beginnings grounded solidly in the conflicts suffered by Li-lin, The Girl with Ghost Eyes soars into a fascinating and gripping story that never ceases to engage and surprise, all the way through to the heartbreaking final resolution.

The wonderfully dramatic content is sustained throughout the entire story! The reader never knows who can be trusted or how far, constantly upping the ante of tension and suspense. The predicament grows worse by the minute, the stakes are clear and high, and information is only imparted as it is badly needed. The story is extremely unique and exciting.

The heroine is wonderfully developed, thoroughly complex, and powerfully convincing. Her poignant realism as a deprecated widow cements the wildly surreal adventure she embarks upon firmly in the realms of reality and credibility. One “villain” is conflicted about the evil he is helping to perpetrate and therefore multi-dimensional as a dutiful son and inexcusably cruel cad. Why the other villain has elected to persecute this poor Third Aunt/madwoman/priestess seems hard to understand until

his need for a body to enact the most humiliating revenge on the heroine’s father

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is explained. Then the whole story’s genius absolutely shines!

The writing is luminous and hauntingly evocative. This plot represents an exceptionally moving depiction of a human being discovering, questioning, and reversing her long-held beliefs, one after another, until the very final moment.

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