Planet Lolita

  • Title: Planet Lolita
  • Author: Charles Foran
  • ISBN: 9781443428729
  • Page: 273
  • Format: ebook
  • Planet Lolita An electrifying novel about a chance encounter that changes everything for a girlOn the remote Hong Kong beach where they are camping bickering parents and their lonely teenage daughter awaken at sun
    An electrifying novel about a chance encounter that changes everything for a girlOn the remote Hong Kong beach where they are camping, bickering parents and their lonely teenage daughter awaken at sunrise to a strange sight a dozen women suddenly on the shore They seem to have washed in from the sea Fifteen year old Sarah, known as Xixi, tries befriending them, and sheAn electrifying novel about a chance encounter that changes everything for a girlOn the remote Hong Kong beach where they are camping, bickering parents and their lonely teenage daughter awaken at sunrise to a strange sight a dozen women suddenly on the shore They seem to have washed in from the sea Fifteen year old Sarah, known as Xixi, tries befriending them, and she snaps a cell phone image of a beautiful young woman she calls Mary Soon after, Xixi, believing she has a connection with Mary, posts the photo on Facebook, triggering an online narrative she can neither comprehend nor control Meanwhile, Jacob and Leah, distracted by their failing marriage, must also deal with the fury of an absent older daughter, Rachel, and a looming new SARS epidemic in Hong Kong As fear and paranoia settle over the city, isolated Xixi grows desperate to save Mary from her doomed circumstances She dares herself to be brave, and take a risk her action is perilous.Told in the voice of a bi racial, half half girl and the language of social media, Planet Lolita is a riveting novel of desires and consequences in our unfolding digital age.

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    About Charles Foran


    1. Charlie Foran was born and raised in Toronto He holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University College, Dublin, and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and Canada He has published eleven books, including five novels His fiction, non fiction, and journalism have all won awards.Charlie has also made radio documentaries for the CBC program Ideas and co wrote the TV documentary Mordecai Richler The Last of the Wild Jews A past president of PEN Canada, he is a senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto, and a member of the Order of Canada As of January, 2015, Charlie Foran is CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship ICC He lives in Toronto with his family.


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    1. Planet Lolita is an interesting novel about a teen girl named Xixi Kwok. Her family is on the beach in Hong Kong when a group of girls get smuggled ashore for use in the sex trade. She connects with one of the girls, and the smugglers get concerned that they've been identified. Xixi posts photos she snapped of the girl on Facebook because she wants to find out how she is doing. The photos go viral, and that includes, mysteriously, one she took but didn't post. Charles Foran does a decent job in [...]

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    2. I started reading this book excited at the plot and premise of the novel. It seemed different, even though the books description was poorly written and confusing. It was foreshadowing. The entire novel is poorly written and confusing. At one point I even checked to make sure it wasn't a self published novel that wasn't edited. Although the author claims to have written the novel in a dialect of half-Asian teenage girl on social media, I just found it poorly done. The writing is absolutely atroci [...]

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    3. I still have a hard time understanding that this book was written for adults. I picked it up as a staff recommendation in the library, and so I thought halfway through that it might be misplaced young adult fiction. The teen narrative is, well, a teen narrative, and it didn't translate in any enjoyable way for me. The protagonist - a spoiled, naive teenager - wasn't relatable at all. And the social media style narrative towards the end was a little annoying. Or a lot annoying. I havn't decided. [...]

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    4. Foran has created an interesting plot around his teenage protagonist Xixi Kwok. While camping on a beach outside Hong Kong, she and her parents witness a group of strange women washing ashore. Xixi tries to friend one of them (whom she refers as Mary) and photographs her with her cell phone. Later on Xixi tries to find Mary online - thinking she needs help - and gets herself in trouble.wp/p46Ewj-KU

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    5. A rather odd book, but quite clever in its structure. There are three parts, written in 3 different styles, about the same Chinese-Canadian 15-year-old girl, Xixi Kwok. To me, it was a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of social media, and how fast things can evolve and explode.

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    6. I liked the dynamics electronics lives across countries. Young persons loneliness, coming of age religion, SARS a virus but many virus'

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    7. Loved the descriptions of places in Hong Kong. It fell apart for me at the end with the social media narrative.

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