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Hongo Kanata #2

Tiny Times 1.0

Look at the picture below, take a guess: What do you think this guy’s occupation is?



Answer: Guo Jingming, at age 25, is China’s current top-selling author and a multimillionaire.

…say what?

After finish reading one of his recent works "Tiny Times 1.0" instead of studying for my final (which, thankfully is over today!) two nights ago, there was a very uncomfortable dissonance between my expectations and reality.

In short, the book was a disappointment.

I don’t deny that I enjoyed his writing style, but for an author who has sold so many copies of his books, I had expected something extraordinary...Perhaps if I was a few years younger and still in my early teens, I might have fallen in love with his work. I used to be so utterly, hopelessly romantic…*will stop self before start rambling endlessly

In any case, getting back to the point: Am I the only one who was surprised at what he has accomplished by his age? Did anyone guess writer when they saw the photo?

So this is the new generation...

It is people like him who make me feel like I should be so much further ahead in life than I am now.


When would I make my first million?

Or better question: when would I finish paying off my student debt?



I did enjoy the book, but I guess I just had really high expectations after reading about all the awards and recognitions he has gotten. I have not read his other works other than Tiny Times 1.0, so I'm not an accurate judge for his future potential. However, I believe as long as an author's name is on the book, he/she should be fully responsible, even though perhaps this book in particular does not reflect his/her trademark...