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10 thoughts on “The Touch

  1. Alan Pottinger Alan Pottinger says:

    A gentle little book pleasant read and the plot line weaves nicely the reveal when it comes is not a surprise as you'll have worked it out already Sometimes her descriptors are clumsy and it's certainly not the work of a great story teller but it's enjoyable and a wonderful insight into another culture


  2. Genna Genna says:

    This was an easy read and enjoyable in parts mainly the reflections on her upbringing by the main character Juju The downfall I felt came from the current experiences of Juju Dr Lin I didn't find her character at all appealing in the present day and I really couldn't believe that she could or indeed had formed a friendship with her client Lucy this friendship never seemed to progress beyond a stilted acuaintanceship and I couldn't buy into any deeper feelings between the two nor the interest Lucy's husband Mark begins to show in Juju The whole story really revolves around the secret that Juju carries with her and the betrayal of her beloved grandfather You don't find out until the end how she actually betrayed him and when it gets to the point it is something of an anti climax The build up throughout Juju's reminiscences was nicely done and it seemed increasingly certain that the grandfather was in danger in his position as a traditional well respected herbal doctor from the increasing presence and power of the red guards Juju's naivety and growing respect for the Red Guard leader Steel was convincing and increasingly frustrating and the potential for her to inadvertently endanger her grandfather became worryingly clear Unfortunately when the threads of the story come together and the betrayal of her grandfather is revealed it becomes far less believable and also less dramatic than it had seemed In fact when I found out what had actually happened I just wondered why she hadn't managed to resolve the situation and repair the relationship with him straight away there's no mention of what came after for her in between betraying him and ending up in EnglandThen there's the information about her past that her employer Mr Ching threatens to use against her what exactly it is that would cause her reputation any damage was beyond meOverall some nice writing I enjoyed the elements of her childhood in China and the sense of threat that continued to build but felt the story was let down by an unconvincing character in the present day and an underwhelming ending


  3. Carole Germishuys Carole Germishuys says:

    uite interesting story of a Chinese acupuncturist who lived through the cultural revolution in China and settled in England


  4. Jeanna Jeanna says:

    A surprise A jewel Read upon returning from Brazil Acupuncture reflection China the Cultural Revolution moving on


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The Touch ➻ [Reading] ➽ The Touch By Liu Hong ➰ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk A Chinese doctor in a southern English town Ju Lin's solitary life is transformed when Lucy walks into her acupucture clinic and opens her heart Ju Lin is in England to escape a failed marriage and th A Chinese doctor in a southern English town Ju Lin's solitary life is transformed when Lucy walks into her acupucture clinic and opens her heart Ju Lin is in England to escape a failed marriage and the memory of her unwitting betrayal as a child of her beloved grandfather during the cultural revolution.