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Murderstroke
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Legend of the Great Saint
May 5, 2017
Status: v1c43
It's rare that I'll read a novel so exquisitely written, one that makes me reconsider not only xianxia but my own life as a whole. This novel transcends the scope of the purely mundane and becomes something almost sacred. Almost scripture. No joke, I plan to reread passages of this and then meditate upon them, extracting their meaning to benefit from them in my own life.

That might seem a little hyperbolic, but I've never read a novel that so clearly delineates the necessary virtues and qualities. To learn boldness, to... more>> clearly distinguish between grudges and gratitude, and to behave with forbearance and prudence as necessary- isn't this what it means to be a man? Anyways, I experienced several epiphanies throughout the course of the novel.

I can't help but feel that the author must have a profound understanding of the Tao Te Ching and of the Dao itself; sometimes I felt that this novel was less a novel and more of a koan, revealing important lessons with thought and examination. <<less
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