|Plot Summary of The Binding Chair or, A Visit from the Foot|
|"This book is about how a woman leaves Chinese society and joins the ex-pat community of Shanghai around the turn of the previous century, going through Russia to France on the way. It's supposed to be about the strange fascination/revulsion of footbinding, and the character's struggle to accept/liberate herself from her mutilation. There are so many characters and switchbacks on plots that it becomes muddled and confused. Literary devices used cloud the plot, dillute the message and cheapen the story."
Ingrid Koehler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Binding Chair or, A Visit from the Foot|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- women fighting for rights
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
If story of urban/rural...
- Big city life
- long lived adults
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- missing body parts/abilities
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- moving train
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- a lot of flashback and forwards
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