This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Chinese Walls (Leading You Into Unexplored…

Chinese Walls (Leading You Into Unexplored Territory) (Volume 1)

by David Clive Price

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
412,370,789 (4)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. I like books about China, but knew nothing else about this book or its author when I started reading. Well... This novel is about a middle-aged banking executive, Nick, whose bisexual identity becomes harder to hide when he moves to Hong Kong to work in a large international bank there. He meets Daniel, a younger Chinese coworker, and they start up a serious relationship. The bank and Hong Kong society are equally intolerant of open homosexuality, though, so their relationship stays hidden. Around this same time some information is leaked to the press about a merger, information that could damage share prices. Nick begins a second affair, with another young Chinese man called Ray-jai, and it starts to look like Ray-jai might be the one leaking information to the press through information he has access to via Nick.

I didn't find the last 3rd of this book very convincing- one of the execs who turns out not to be a trustworthy friend has a personal grudge against gay people, but this side-arc seemed just tacked on as an afterthought to try to provide motivation for an otherwise weak ending. Otherwise, this was a fairly decent book, a sort of business thriller/romance about a guy 'coming out' and acknowledging his bisexuality to himself and the rest of the world. Nick reminded me a bit of the protagonist in David Payne's Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, only with less introspection and less of a sense of personal responsibility for the results of his choices. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4)
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 131,744,991 books! | Top bar: Always visible