[Fleet of Time]【匆匆那年】

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[Fleet of Time]

By: GAO Luyan, Clair (Chan Sui Kau Hall)
Image: dangdang.com

I bought the book last year, but didn’t read it until last month. Maybe it is not my favorite among all the books I have read, but it successfully recalled my memory about my school life when I was in Beijing before coming to Hong Kong. Everyone born in 1980s may find it familiar as the book presents the real love story of Xun and Hui as well as typical life style at that time. Although I was born in 1990s, I have similar feelings as their experiences are in accord with mine. Consequently, when reading the chapters, it seems I do everything with them together, having one class and skipping another, hanging out without informing our parents, walking in the street and riding around the city again and again. I grow up with them, laughing and crying. It does not mean that I don’t care about the language and other elements of a book, but for me, a book worth recommendation is the one that can bridge readers and the writer through sympathy. For me, reading is about not only listening to others’ stories but also reconstructing my own ones. When I was reading Fleet of Time, I felt like one of characters. Recall your memory, remember some and forget about the rest. This is what I do when reading this kind of novels.

【匆匆那年】

文: 高路延 (陳瑞球堂)
圖: 當當網

這本書買了已經一年,然而直到上個月我才拿出來開始讀。可能它算不上是所有書裡面我最喜歡的,但它確確實實喚醒了我對青蔥歲月的回憶,那是在北京的中學時代。《匆匆那年》用地道而不浮誇的語言描繪了陳尋和方茴之間曲折而美好,朦朧卻真實的愛情,並且生動地再現了那個年代人們生活中的點點滴滴。所有的八零後,尤其是在北京長大的八零後,想必都會從書中找到自己和同伴的影子。雖然我是個九零後,但是由於經歷的重疊,我還是時常會對書中的片段有似曾相識的感覺。讀著讀著就會感覺書中的每一件事情我都和他們一起經歷,每一個地方也都一起走過。上一節課翹掉另一節,不告訴家長一群人出去閒逛,在街上肩並肩地走,繞二環一圈一圈地騎。我陪著他們一起長大,相擁而泣,或是打打鬧鬧放肆地笑著。於是天真執拗的少年時代終將褪去,大家步入青年的行列,開創自己的天地,不管是不是為了曾經的夢想。最終進入而立之年,和生活妥協,歸於平淡。我並不是不在意一本書的語言功底或是其他因素,但是我認為只有在讀者和作者之間引起了共鳴的書,才稱得上是一本好書。對我來說,讀書不僅僅是聽別人講故事,很多時候我也在回望自己的當年。他們的就是我的,《匆匆那年》從未讓我感覺置身書外。喚醒一段記憶,記住一些,忘掉其他。足矣。

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