Reading the Hong Kong novels

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I've embarked on a new project for batgung.com: reading and reviewing some of the many (many!) novels that are set at least partially here in Hong Kong.

Even though everyone's heard of Taipan, of course, and read it -- except me -- I didn't start there.

Note that this series of reviews will include several criteria for assessment that are very Hong Kong-specific, but I'll also try to let you know if the book is any good or not, and hence worth reading.

If you're looking for even more recommendations, or you're more interested in non-fiction books about Hong Kong, this thread elsewhere on the site has excellent suggestions.

Anyway, on with the show!