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Thread: A step into the past - 寻秦记 - by Huang Yi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeike View Post
    I can say it because I've read 10 volumes in less than three days.
    What of I who have read the complete translations (as they appearedover the course of years) ?

    It comes down to how I prefer to read : if it's all there then I'd happily skip forward (and perhaps go back)... Since it was in instalments, I followed along mostly, gave up a while when I was busy or unsatisfied with current arc and tuned-back-in when...

    No, 寻秦记 is not something I'll return to read from beginning to end. There's only certain passages/events that I'll re-read (and I know this with certainty only from knowing the whole story).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 徐 中 銳 View Post
    What of I who have read the complete translations (as they appearedover the course of years) ?

    It comes down to how I prefer to read : if it's all there then I'd happily skip forward (and perhaps go back)... Since it was in instalments, I followed along mostly, gave up a while when I was busy or unsatisfied with current arc and tuned-back-in when...

    No, 寻秦记 is not something I'll return to read from beginning to end. There's only certain passages/events that I'll re-read (and I know this with certainty only from knowing the whole story).
    Haha, yes, I get your point. I'm sorry if it seemed that I actually insulted those that either can't or prefer not read fast. For me saying this was just to admit how much I loved the premise and that by no means I wrote my previous comment on baseless observation on just one volume that I can barely remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeike View Post
    Haha, yes, I get your point.
    Oh, I trust I weren't too pointed... I admit to being sometimes somewhat moody, ambiguous...

    Last time I was too busy/lazy to track down my earlier Post which provides another reference to how I read.

    Here, for me, it's a nice pastime supporting translators translating their work-in-progress (but, right now, I'm only following one story [because, short answer, I know how it historically ends]).

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    hello. I read this in one go, i loved it, it was so refreshing. Usually i read stuff like magic and superpowers and so on , this was my first novel without any abnormality Can you recommend me something like this ? I want MORE I like this traveling in past stuff ( or reincarnation ) also all this scheming politics and so good romance part, not too annoying and not too lacking. I w8 for your suggestion guyz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemiko Manjgaladze View Post
    hello. I read this in one go, i loved it, it was so refreshing. Usually i read stuff like magic and superpowers and so on , this was my first novel without any abnormality Can you recommend me something like this ? I want MORE I like this traveling in past stuff ( or reincarnation ) also all this scheming politics and so good romance part, not too annoying and not too lacking. I w8 for your suggestion guyz
    i am a huge fan of A fresh start... its not wuxia/xiaxia/magic/etc but it is the modern equivalent of reincarnation, has romance, scheming politics, and being a baws

    http://storiesonline.net/universe/787/a-fresh-start

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    Thanks but i don't like modern era reincarnation )

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    Hi Jemiko,

    Da Tang by Huang Yi

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    @ akolaw


    Thanks a lot ^^ i will read it now. any other?

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    All Jin Yong's 14 novels are above average, with his longer story much better than shorter one, and his later one better than his earlier ones.

    6 of these 14 novels are his most well known ones. They can be devided into 2 group, one is the Condor trilogy, and the other , the other 3. Condor trilogy are Condor hero, Return of Condor, and Heaven Sword. The Other Three are Smiling Proud Wanderer, Demi-gods semi-devils and the Deer and the Cauldron.

    The Condor Trilogy are better for the un initiated to join the Wu Xia world of Jin Yong. With more adapted readers seeing either Demi-gods or Deer and Cauldron his best work.

    Both are great works with Deer and Cauldron comes with anti-hero smell which sults well as his last work.

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    It's such a long adventure/epic. My favourite story-arc-within happens to be of Li Yanyan, am glad her immediate difficulties were resolved when :
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    As Xiang Shaolong recalled Lord Longyang and Madam Zhuang's description of Li Yanyan, how could he abide by Li Yuan's instructions? He placed his eye on the screen aperture, looking towards the center of the hall.

    His one look took his breath away.

    He could not believe that he would see a person whose beauty and demeanor were both comparable to Ji Yanran and Qin Qing.

    To be honest, she was still half a step below Ji Yanran in terms of charm and beauty, and falls short of Qin Qing's grandeur and elegance. Nonetheless she has a whiff of that 'seep into the bones' kind of universally moving, frail and feeble look that causes all who meet her to sympathize with her...

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    I'm new to this site and just finished reading this book (EPUB version). It's a great story (and great translation quality). Thank you!

    Since there is also a television adaption, I was curious and watched some episodes of it. It seems to be very different from the novel. Unfortunately I don't speak a lick of Chinese so without reading the novel first I wouldn't have any idea what's going on.

    I did find Chinese subtitles and ran them through Google Translate, but somehow that results in drunken horse bandits discussing the political relations between Syria and Ukraine, and the Wu family head seems awfully interested in protons and stuff. So obviously something is not right.

    I wonder does anyone know if there exists proper English subtitles for it anywhere?

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    I watched the old series before. Can't remember if there was subtitle - totally different from the novel. In fact I gave it up halfway. Many of his people knew he was from the future. Including his wives (think he only had 2)

    If you have read the novel (like me), you'll hate the series.

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    @libelle. As Ycb5959 have said, the TV series is really really off from the book. They merged several characters together. However, if you're still curious about the series, then you can try and search on Google "dramanice". Once you're on the site, you can search it via the search bar on your right hand side, the title of the series is "Step Into The Past" instead of "A Step Into The Past". Goodluck, and hope it doesn't ruin the image of the novel for you! (:. If you run into any problem, feel free to PM me!

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    Thanks! I actually like the series so far despite not having proper subs.

    I came across the dramanice site before, but none of the videos would play. Now that you recommended the site despite this, I notice there are download links that work. Unfortunate they're hardsubs and the audio is the dubbed version. But beggars can't be choosers, even if I must download hundreds of megabytes to obtain a few kilobytes worth of subs.

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