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生死橋 十一月 25, 2007

Filed under: Book,中文 — Katherine Lam @ 7:45 下午
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十多年後的今天再閱李碧華的‘生死橋’, 因為多了點人生閱歷,更覺震撼。 書中道盡人性美醜,大時代的稀噓, 墮落容易回頭難。

書中三位主角 – 唐懷玉,宋志高,丹丹,兒時無意到末代太監王老公處被算命,誰知一只貓跑出來把三人的籤打亂了,那三枝籤分別是 – 生不如死, 死不如生,先死後生。究竟命是不是真的一早就駐定了?他們的命有沒有真的因此被打亂了? 他們曾經是多麼好的朋友, 曾經發誓以後無論發生甚麼事,他們都不要變。 我們也不是在兒時朋友的記念冊上寫過‘友誼永固’,‘天變地變你我友情永不變’之類的字句嗎?其實桃花依舊,變的是人。一天,當他們含著眼淚道別,當懷玉要離開北平到上海去當武生跑馬頭, 當丹丹傷透志高的心要到上海去找懷玉,卻發現那樸實的懷玉已變得面目模糊,身邊站著上海最紅的女明星的時候,他們才發現,那些一生不變的約定根本不值一文。人在情在,就是那麼現實, 但又那麼合情合理,那麼理所當然。大家都是墻頭草,風向東邊吹,頭不能往西邊擺。 錢是那陣風, 色也是那陣風, 所以亦不能怪誰。

丹丹也變了。她儲心積慮的要在上海立足,她把長髮狠心剪掉,她要成為上海最紅的女明星,讓他們好看。她被金老闆看中了,好好把握她的機會只為那一刻的報復,讓懷玉知道,她也可以壞,也可以野,她不只是北平那個綁長辮子的小姑娘。

一切的恩怨虛榮,讓懷玉陪上了一雙武生炯炯有神的眼睛,但他先死後生了!這一死讓他洗盡鉛華。丹丹呢?殺了金老闆後自殺不遂,抽起大煙身體被蹂躪,生不如死。只有那個被他們遺棄在北平的小混混志高,每天還快樂的活著,一心盼望他們在上海出人頭地然後回北平找他。他是死不如生!

李碧華的文風非常有電影色彩,顏色層次聲音氣味交織出一部我心中的經典巨片。 這是她唯一沒被搬上銀幕的長篇小說。聽說大陸一電視臺最近買下劇本改編拍電視,故事被改到血肉模糊,我真的心裡淌淚,覺得生不如死!

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張小嫻 八月 5, 2007

Filed under: Book — Katherine Lam @ 6:04 下午

Used to be a big fan of 張小嫻, loved her books, loved her thinking, loved her style, her stories about  puppy love, about friendship …  all deeply touched my heart as if she knew what I was thinking.  Like the magical relationship between author and reader, I felt she was a close friend and I can always read her books to seek comfort.

Then I forgot since when I stopped reading her books.  Once a while I picked up her new book but then I wasn’t able to finish it.  Her love stories are always sad and helpless, the main charcaters can never end up being together no matter how much they love each other.  Life & relationship are always complicated and out of one’s control.  But.. is the real world really that pessimistic?  Now I think life can be rather simple if you want it to be simple. 

I’ve been reading her blog http://www.amymagazine.com/amyblog/siuhan lately.  and again she has a very grey point of view about relationships, in particular love.  On one hand she believes in love, on the other hand love disappoints her.   

Author still lives in her own imagination, while her readers has grown up.  If you read the comments of her blog, it’s not hard to tell that most of the readers are very young.