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    Gu Long is the second most popular wuxia author after Jin Yong. What would say are the qualities of Gu Long's writing that appeal most strongly to fans?

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    Mystery, e.g. Swordman Chu.

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    erm, i don't wish to speak for all fans, but for me: the audacity and the sarcasm. and the unique writing style.
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    I like the Wild West feel of some of his stories, especially swordsmen reminiscent of those gunslingers.

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    Pretty much all Gu Long stories taking place in Ming Dynasty. Jianghu in Gu Long stories is much much more dangerous and complicated than in JinYong. There are a lot more backstabbing and unknowns. You donít know who is good and who is bad. There are lot of surprises. You often donít know who is the real and fake gentlemen. Jin Yong heroes would NOT survive in Gu Long stories.

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