I'm writing for 《Folding Beijing》，but I don't know somehow this book disappeared and now is attached to this book,maybe "the deepside of the loniness".
It took me almost 4 months to finish this book, not because of the difficulties of reading through for reading English is easy for me, but cuz so many things rushed into my life and I couldn't spare any effort for it. During the time, I went back to my hometown and came to Shanghai again. The huge gap in ecomomy and development bewteen my hometown and Shanghai makes me feel what I'm reading is not a novel, not a science fiction but a real story, a true situation that is quite happening. My hometown is just the Third Space and, Shanghai is the First Space.
However, something more desperating is that people in Shanghai are classified into different spaces. People with decent cars and fancy houses, are arounded with a lot more choices compared to the poorer people.
It's a fiction but mostly based on the true story this going on nowadays. The starring actress is beautiful and charming so she is married to a man with high social status. No difference. Only shocks or amazes the childen still in school.
The most overwhelming part of the story is the sentence:"If they know the truth, and they are powerless to change it. What good to them to know it ?"
"Don't go to the First Space, or you will know that your life is nothing but a shit."
So, what is point of reading Folding Beijing ? If I can do nothing to change.