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Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by FlyingDagger » June 2, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Which is your favourite Jin Yong series? And why?

Here's a list of his novels taken from the site:
1. The Book and the Sword (書劍恩仇錄) (1955–56)
2. Sword Stained with Royal Blood (碧血劍) (1956)
3. The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳) (1957–59)
4. Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain (雪山飛狐) (1959)
5. The Return of the Condor Heroes (神鵰俠侶) (1959–61)
6. Other Tales of the Flying Fox (飛狐外傳) (1960–61)
7. White Horse Neighing in the Wind (白馬嘯西風) (1961)
8. Blade-dance of the Two Lovers (鴛鴦刀) (1961)
9. Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (倚天屠龍記) (1961–63)
10. A Deadly Secret (連城訣) (1963)
11. Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (天龍八部) (1963–66)
12. Ode to Gallantry (俠客行) (1966–67)
13. The Smiling Proud Wanderer (笑傲江湖) (1967–69)
14. The Deer and the Cauldron (鹿鼎記) (1969–-72)
15. Sword of the Yue Maiden (越女劍) (1970)
PS: I tried to create a poll but it only allowed a maximum of 10 options. :(

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by 风郎君 » June 4, 2015 at 11:27 AM

1. The Book and the Sword (書劍恩仇錄)
13. The Smiling Proud Wanderer (笑傲江湖)

My 2 favourite stories/novels/series.

1. The Book and the Sword (書劍恩仇錄) because of Huo Qing Tong. She is my fave female protagonist. She is courageous, tactical, intelligent, high EQ, and holds a lot of male traits that are deemed respectful. A true heroine.
13. The Smiling Proud Wanderer (笑傲江湖) because of Ling Hu Chong. He is my fave male protagonist. His free-natured personality, his own scale and understanding of what is right and wrong, which is often truer than what is accepted by Jiang Hu. He has a slack appearance, but is actually more righteous than any other so called 'nobleman'.

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by Jenxi » June 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM

My favourite is Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. Laughing Proudly at the World is a close second. I love how Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils is split into three perspectives and emphasises the brotherly love between the three protagonists. I like how Jin Yong portrayed how the world is not black and white in Laughing Proudly at the World. Evil exists within good organisations and good exist within evil cults.

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by Swordsman » June 25, 2015 at 10:05 PM

笑傲江湖 is my favourite..

Ling Hu Chong the only protagonist who uses sword only. don't look things at its surface..

射鵰英雄傳 is my 2nd favourite..

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by 风郎君 » June 26, 2015 at 10:08 AM

I just like the name 笑傲江湖 itself and Lin Hu Chong represents those four words exactly. It really gives a certain feel to what Jiang Hu is all about.

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by Jenxi » July 25, 2015 at 11:53 AM

风郎君 wrote:I just like the name 笑傲江湖 itself and Lin Hu Chong represents those four words exactly. It really gives a certain feel to what Jiang Hu is all about.
Indeed. But not many gained a greater understanding of the jianghu. In fact, it can be applied in the modern world. How people lock themselves in conflicts simply because they do not see the bigger picture.

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by The Harvest Storm » April 24, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Hello,

I'm still slowly working my way through the books. While I really enjoyed 'The Book and the Sword' the story I remember the best is 'Ode to Gallantry'. It was just so funny and over-the-top! (Was it supposed to be?).

I suspect 'Fox Volant' was probably very clever in the original, but it lost a lot in the translation I read. I could still appreciate the artful plot structure, though.

I reserve the right to change my mind as I read more!

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Re: Your favourite Jin Yong novel

Post by Jenxi » May 6, 2017 at 3:19 PM

The Harvest Storm wrote:
April 24, 2017 at 4:34 PM
Hello,

I'm still slowly working my way through the books. While I really enjoyed 'The Book and the Sword' the story I remember the best is 'Ode to Gallantry'. It was just so funny and over-the-top! (Was it supposed to be?).

I suspect 'Fox Volant' was probably very clever in the original, but it lost a lot in the translation I read. I could still appreciate the artful plot structure, though.

I reserve the right to change my mind as I read more!
Indeed. Most of the translations are awful and can't capture the original essence.

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