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Lent gangsters stallholders at the city’s many covered markets pop singers enmeshed in the high stakes machinery of star making and a people always caught in the shifting balance of political power whether in London or BeijingThe Borrowed reveals just how closely everything is connected how history always repeats itself and how we have come full circle to repeat the political upheaval and societal unrest of the past It is a gripping brilliantly constructed novel from a talented new voic. When I know a reader is into intricate puzzle mysteries or a fan of Poirot or Sherlock I often send them to Keigo Higashino And now I will also happily send them to THE BORROWED a rather brilliant collection of puzzle mysteries that s also a pointed look at the social and political shifts in Hong Kong over the last 50 years A very satisfying and rewarding mystery that rewards almost any kind of mystery fanSometimes I shy away from a mystery that isn t just one big mystery THE BORROWED is actually divided into 6 separate mysteries moving from present to past but always following the same brilliant detective It starts off with the flashiest story of the bunch with a comatose detective interrogating a limited set of suspects from his hospital room It s a strong start and leaves you ready for the kind of mental tricks you can expect from Detective Kwan and his protege Sonny Ko Some of the cases are tied Identity novel from a talented Cenote new voic. When I know a reader is into intricate puzzle mysteries or a fan of Poirot or Sherlock I often send them to Keigo Higashino And Sottomissione now I will also happily send them to THE BORROWED a rather brilliant collection of puzzle mysteries that s also a pointed look at the social and political shifts in Hong Kong over the last 50 years A very satisfying and rewarding mystery that rewards almost any kind of mystery fanSometimes I shy away from a mystery that isn t just one big mystery THE BORROWED is actually divided into 6 separate mysteries moving from present to past but always following the same brilliant detective It starts off with the flashiest story of the bunch with a comatose detective interrogating a limited set of suspects from his hospital room It s a strong start and leaves you ready for the kind of mental tricks you can expect from Detective Kwan and his protege Sonny Ko Some of the cases are tied

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1367 Author Chan Ho-Kei

From award winning Hong Kong writer Chan Ho kei The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun dok a Hong Kong detective who rises from constable to senior inspector over the span of several decades from the 1960s to the present day and becomes a legend in the force nicknamed “the Eye of Heaven” by his amazed colleagues Divided into six sections told in reverse chronological order each of which covers an important case in Kwan’s career and takes place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong h. The Borrowed is an engaging book that chronicles the life of an extraordinary Hong Kong based detective through piecing together seven novellas each reporting on an intriguing case that slowly reveals exactly how talented he is By doing do the book navigates its way through the history of Hong Kong policing It details how it has changed and developed over the years by going backwards in time we see how far things have come And this is a real clever techniue not one I have seen before in fiction The book begins with its protagonist on death s door unable to work Senior inspector Kwan Chun dok can only consult junior detectives through the help of some rather advanced technology that allows him to communicate despite being in a coma Regardless he still proves a great help in the case Not even death can stop him As the book goes back in time we see the inspector in all his glory He has the skill and Identity nicknamed “the Eye of Heaven” by his amazed colleagues Divided into six sections told in reverse chronological order each of which covers an important case in Kwan’s career and takes place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong h. The Borrowed is an engaging book that chronicles the life of an extraordinary Hong Kong based detective through piecing together seven Cenote novellas each reporting on an intriguing case that slowly reveals exactly how talented he is By doing do the book Sottomissione navigates its way through the history of Hong Kong policing It details how it has changed and developed over the years by going backwards in time we see how far things have come And this is a real clever techniue

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Istory the novel follows Kwan from his experiences during the Leftist Riot in 1967 when a bombing plot threatens many lives; the conflict between the HK Police and ICAC Independent Commission Against Corruption in 1977; the Tiananmen Suare Massacre in 1989; the Handover in 1997; and the present day of 2013 when Kwan is called on to solve his final case the murder of a local billionaire while Hong Kong increasingly resembles a police state Along the way we meet Communist rioters ultravio. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS IT THIS IS ITTHIS IS FUCKING IT This is not a book SET in Hong Kong This IS Hong Kong Never before have I read a book that so clearly encapsulates what Hong Kong is all about with its gritty culture the glamour the gap between the rich and the poor the fight for justice and the struggle for well being This is Hong Kong with all of its glory and struggles its troubled past and even troubled future This is Hong KongThis is not a book you would want to read if you re looking for poetic literary prose No the writing in The Borrowed is astute dry and matter of fact the sentences are clipped unnecessary fluff and detail razored off leaving behind nothing but the bare bones of text and the core of what is to be said And yet underneath all this are hints of a sharp wit and lighthearted jest But this writing is exactly what Hong Kong is about fast paced pragmatic impersonal an


10 thoughts on “1367 Author Chan Ho-Kei

  1. says:

    Meet senior inspector Kwan Chun dok the Hercule Poirot of Hong Kong You will get to know him by immersing yourself in a reversed journey through than 50 years of his successful career as a police officer in Hong Kong His d

  2. says:

    The Borrowed is an engaging book that chronicles the life of an extraordinary Hong Kong based detective through piecing together seven novellas each reporting on an intriguing case that slowly reveals exactly how talented he is By doing do the book navigates its way through the history of Hong Kong policing It details how it has changed and developed over the years by going backwards in time we see how far things have come And this is a re

  3. says:

    This book is an excellent collection of six novellas that take place in Hong Kong over a space of almost fifty years 1967 2013 All of them center on one or both police officers Sonny Lok and Kwan Chun dok Kwan is known as Eye of Heaven or Genius Detective because of his legendary ability to solve crimes Kwan solves crime

  4. says:

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS IT THIS IS ITTHIS IS FUCKING IT This is not a book SET in Hong Kong This IS Hong K

  5. says:

    Interesting premise in that we’re introduced to Kwan Chun dok the Eye of Heaven He’s a detective with the Hong Kong Police Force an Asian Sherlock Holmes that has a 100% success rate But we meet him not only at the end of his career but his life as well as he helps solve one last case The first story stretches believability a

  6. says:

    like a 38 rounded uplonger post here length of this book may seem daunting and potential readers may be wondering if a good mysterycrime novel can actually sustain itself over nearly 500 pages I had the same concern myself but the author's done something very different here that put my worries to rest Instead of one long

  7. says:

    When I know a reader is into intricate puzzle mysteries or a fan of Poirot or Sherlock I often send them to Keigo Higashino And now I will also happily send them to THE BORROWED a rather brilliant collection of

  8. says:

    ARC received from Netgalley Rating 5One Sentence Summary A policeman in Hong Kong investigates different crimes over several decades Review When I saw that this book was essentially a crime novel set in Hong Kong I knew I had to read it It was cleverly structured essentially made up of six short stories set at di

  9. says:

    An interesting book which starts at the end of the life of the main character who dies of cancer Going back in a series of short stories the book covers the career of Kwan Chun dok and his unnerving capability of deduction

  10. says:

    Loved this interwoven mix of stories with one full focus from Chan Ho Kei Full review to follow

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