At the age of seventeen, Xie Xiao Qiu met “him.”
Since then, “he” is engraved on her heart and remains unforgettable.
Since then, she is imprisoned by love to the point of madness.
“He” is called Wang Li Chuan. `
Six years ago, her boyfriend Li Chuan left without saying goodbye. Thereafter Xiao Qiu becomes the prisoner of love. She does not understand how such an intense and strong love could vanish overnight. The mystery of Li Chuan’s disappearance, shatters Xiao Qiu’s heart. When they encounter each other again, Xiao Qiu wavers between advance and retreat. In the face of such a good and patient man, she suddenly understands happiness is never easy to grasp. Crippled or perfection is always accompanied by shadow.
[Ebook] [Eng Translation][Gặp gỡ Vương Lịch Xuyên][력천왕사]
[Audiobook One or Two][Radiodrama] [Drama with Eng Subs]
This book is listed at number 24 of a Chinese romance novel poll. But there is no audiobook:( Thus, I listened to a bit of the radio drama but gave up bcos it can’t sustain my interest. Then I found out today, it gonna be made into a drama. So, I checked out the trailer. Wah, it looks quite good.
The drama seems like that 4 seasons k-drama yet it looks interesting enough to capture my interest. Am I the only one who doesn’t know who is Godfrey Gao? He is rather tall & quite good looking. They just finished filming parts of it in Switzerland, one of my fav country:) I’ll definitely watch this drama when it is released in 2014. Bah, such a long time to wait:( In the meantime, I might start attacking the book this weekend, heehee…
For anyone who is interested, do check out the trailer with English subtitles. I read that the drama will be released with English subtitles so yahoo…..
Aww, this sounds sweet, but I’m not really sure where this story is headed… Xie Xiao Qiu sounds awesome but I’m not sure about Wang Li Chuan….
You’re so good at finding books, Peanuts!
May i know if there is English Translation of this Book? Thank you! 🙂
Eri, as far as I know there is no English translation of this book. English translation of Chinese book is as rare as gold:( So far, I think there are only about 10 of them out there, mainly ancient novels. I have listed all the novels with English translation in the menu. If I miss any or anyone is going to translate any, pls let me know. You will need to wait for the drama release in 2014 as it is highly likely with English subtitles.
i loved this book…so so sweet…..sad but sweet….im still so hung up on it….sighz……now to look for another book to get over this one……
anyone knows when the release date for the drama will be…..
Godfrey Gao is HOT. But I typically dislike male leads like Li Chuan, who think they can just leave when something is wrong without discussing with his significant other.
pm, I think the drama is suppose to come out mid-2014 so we still have a while to wait.
yes yes…..the “i think i know whats best for you” syndrome……
ooohh….so long more the wait…….but from what i saw of the trailer and the novel…i think its abit different…..no mention of a jeanette in the novel….
and yes…he is super handsome….why cant we find a yummy looking and practical man in real life??? 🙁
Hey, according to Mrs K, the drama will be released in Oct, so you only need to wait for half a yr:) But I am not sure how accurate her info is so don’t get too excited yet:P Here is the link of an article by her with summary of the story and some gorgeous pics:
Heehee, are u Godfrey’s fan:)? The novel has a happy ending where Li Chuan came back and got married with Xiao Qiu. They even had a child in the epilogue. But some complain the ending is too hasty & arupt. However the drama might not follow the book ending.
BBJX didn’t follow the book ending but both also ended in tragedy:( Da Mo Yau will follow the book ending but might need to get changed to be broadcasted. Don’t count on Yun Zhong Ge to follow the book ending which might be a good thing. Best Times will most probably have a different ending with Wallace getting the girl as the book has the other guy ending up with the girl.
Hi peanut! 🙂 May I know if the ending in the novel was a sad one? I can’t read Chinese characters huhu so I won’t be able to read the novel. Hope you can email me regarding what happened in the book thanks so much!
Can’t wait for the drama to be released. 😀
Thanks so much dear peanuts! I hope the drama will have a better ending if they change it I still hope the main characters will have their happy ending. I’ll trust the director and screenwriters I believe they can execute it well. (;
Yes I am! Since Bull Fighthing, his character name was Tank I think, I kept my eyes on him since then. Hihi. He’s incredibly good looking as time passes he keeps getting more handsome gahh he’s my ultimate crush. Can’t wait for this drama and the adaptation film, city of bones. I’m excited to see him play a gay character. 🙂 have you read the series?
I didn’t read city of bones, no time, haha…I also didn’t read this book. Just read some comments & the ending for you:) Some prefer a tragic ending as they find it more memorable & in line with the tone of this book where both of them mutual torture each other:( The writer also loves to torture her male lead making him suffer the most compared to the female lead. Most readers tend to like the male lead better and will like to read more from his perspective as this novel is written from the female’s point of view. No matter how much the girl tried to move on, she failed bcos of the awesomeness of the male lead. Thus your Godfrey should melt your heart & make your crush turned to love, lol.
How sweet of you to look into this novel. Thanks so much dear. 🙂
You should read the series when you find time it’ll be worth it. There are so many characters in the book and the world there is amazing. 🙂
I prefer happy endings more. Hope the two leads in the drama will have their happy ending. I agree, especially when the character is played by Godfrey. :)) I bet the female lead finds Godfrey gorgeous and maybe drools over his hotness sometimes when they have the kiss scenes and all that. Ooh I’m so jealous just thinking about it. 😛 Yeah for sure! I’ll definitely fall in love with him even more. :”>
Ahahaha….wait again.???? I’m so sad…..I saw the trailer…..and isn’t he just hot hot!!
Oh no…what are they going to do to the ending? I liked the ending of the novel…….dun make me sad…….
I finished reading fwsc sealed with a kiss and am watching the drama…they changed the scenes as well….dunno what the ending is yet…still watching….
Hey, hey, I didn’t say the drama will have happy or sad ending because I don’t know. Of course I want a happy ending but i also can accept a sad ending, lol. Well, I personally think there should be a happy ending. If not, the director will be pelted with rotten eggs considering there are hordes of Godfrey’s fans out there, haha….In the meantime, you can watch Godfrey in his other dramas. Oh, he has such a godly face & godly name, lol.
Haha, you are slow:P I won’t spoil you but suffice to say Sealed with a Kiss drama has a different ending fr the book. Are you a FWSC’s fan bcos I saw you stalking Seoul’s blog, lol? Have you watched Too Late to Say I Love You? If not, watch it because the drama has a better ending compared to the book. Most importantly my Wallace Chung looks good in uniform. Haha, yes I am his fangirl. Well, I like all handsome guys, lol.
Haha..I’m here again….yes I stalk everyone now……:p I’m a bored bored person…hahaha…..hehe again…nope I’m not really a set fan on anyone…..I follow wat u gals recommend…hehe…I read fwsc tang qi, tong hua and gu man….whichever is cute and on ur sites…..hehehe….
But unfortunately im not computer savvy or search engine savvy….so I have to stalk and rely on info transmitted to me…..actually I just started this reading and sites this year only….after watching bbjx….then I realized tat it’s a written novel…..coz I was directed to some site which had recaps on it….and slowly made my way here by chance…and since then…I’m hooked…. :p
Oh no….I’m on episode 19 today…..and I’m getting sad..and irritated with mu yong fei…..she has an irritating face and an irritating voice..irritating attitude and irritating hairstyle….
Yep I watched tat one already…..but the girl looks so much older than Wallace….sheesh…she looks like his aunty more than his wife at the end…..I pity the dr guy tho…forgot his name…but I would like for him to have a better ending…….I told yah…I like sad romantic long suffering man…..hahaha..
By the way…wat other nice shows did Godfrey acted in? Any online sites? I can only open YouTube tho…I can’t get viki or the rest…. 🙁
Hey, since you are so bored, do you want to help out & do translation? You can write a detailed summary or do scene translation of your fav book or scene in English for people who love Chinese novel but can’t understand Chinese. We’ve about 100 books here so should keep you occupied for at least a few yrs:P Your research skill isn’t that bad since you found us:P
Haha, who doesn’t start with BBJX? Did you read Hui3r’s blog challenge ‘The C-novel that Started it All’? We become addicted to C-novel after BBJX & Mrs K’s translation. We can’t seem to find much info in English compared to many blogs that have drama info so we decided to set up blogs to share & help out the novel addicts, as well as fangirl audiobooks, lol.
I don’t really like FWSC’s novels bcos the males are usually too alpha:( Hawick is cute but dislike his character in SWAK, so scary & forceful. The girl is like a door mat so I decided not to post the book, heehee…Btw if you like it, you can post the book here with English translated synopsis. I’ll give you author access.
Haha, many ppl also have the same complain as you. Come on the girl is not that bad. It is worth the watch as I only have eyes on Wallace, lol. Since you like the dr guy, you should read the novel bcos auntie married dr in the book.
Koalaplayground has info on Godfrey’s drama Hello Gorgeous & Queen of SOP.
You can stalk that blog as well, lol. Copy & paste that two drama names in Chinese and English to search in youtube. I think you’ll find the drama & if not google them.
There is a special with happy ending I think on SWAK but I’ll advise you not to watch it if you don’t wanna vomit blood, haha..For more info, go to jolecole’s blog. You can get the address in the translation section.
Come on, I bet your Chinese cannot be worse than me. I can’t read Chinese at all except 1 to 10 & a few simple words, received no formal education in Chinese & don’t speak Mandarin at home:( I learn my Mandarin from watching Chinese drama & reading English subtitles, haha….I can’t believe that I am translating scene, script & book soon, wahahaha…If you like translating & sharing like me, give it a try. Translate snippet fr novel you like.
The audiobook is in Mandarin. I don’t listen to all the audiobooks as I am pretty fussy, lol. I only like multi-readers with good books. I prefer modern book bcos most of the time I can’t follow the ancient one unless I pay more than 100% attention:P Huh, why your dad doesn’t let u listen or read? You can download them to your phone or ipad & listen with your ear phone hiding under the blanket as I do that, lol.
Wah!!!!! I just finished swak drama…wah…really bad ending!! I hated it!!!! 🙁
At least I can rely on the novel ending….I dunno whether to like or hate mo shao qian…..weirdo….like but yet still wanna act idiotic….and that stupid mu yong fei….arrrggghhhh…..die woman die!!!! Whoever the actress is…she really did a good job…super annoying!
Hehe…I would love to try translating…but my Chinese and understanding is less than half a bucket of water…that’s why I keep not getting the full story line and I have to rely on u ladies… Maybe I can try translating a simple one and see how it goes…haha
Btw..is the audiobook in Chinese? Do u listen to all the stories? I cant listen coz I will get a big scolding from my dad….can only hide and read at night…or shd I say wee hours of the morning…foregoing sleep….and getting panda eyes….
Really?.aunty married dr instead of little boy…l.hhmmmm….maybe I shd go try read the ending……:p
Hi I read koalasplayground too! 🙂 im glad i found this website to share my love for chinese novel. im from singapore so im actually the only one reading chinese novels among my friends. Do you have any other Chinese novel blog such as xiaoyuer? Thanks!
Peanuts peanuts……I hate the sequel….no happy End….so crappy!!!!
Wah…looks like u r as bad as me in Chinese…..Only learnt abit more these past 1.5yrs…..enuf to understand abit…haha..watched Chinese dramas while reading subtitles too….
Then how do u understand the audiobook? Me dad says I’m good at wasting time staying up at nite..then complain I’m so tired and sleepy the next day….hahah…so I get scolded…..haha. :p
Don’t read too many Fei Wo Si Cun’s books as some are really crappy:P
Modern audiobooks are quite easy to understand. My Chinese is bad but not that bad:P Also, can always rewind & playback to relisten again. In addition, some kind hearted soul in SSB will provide me with the summary of the story and/or characters so after knowing what is the story or who is who, it is easier to follow the audiobook.
Wah, why your dad sound so much like my dad, lol? You are reading a Gentleman’s Promise now? Nice?
This is not really related to the book & this is also not an entertainment news site but in view of the many Godfrey’s fans here, I am posting a piece of interesting news for all of you to enjoy:) In the future, go & stalk those website for more Godfrey’s news:)
Is that really Godfrey? Indeed he does look small beside Yao Ming. But why doesn’t he look as handsome as I remember? Is it the facial hair, the hair style or has he lost weight?
Oh no…..he’s not as good looking as in remembering Li chuan……
Hehe but thanks for the site 🙂
Oh, the official trailer has been released & I am 3 mths behind, lol. Well, better late than never. Why all the Cdrama trailers are so long & sort of give the whole story away? Pm & cloud&sea, have you seen this? Oh, I like snow & Switzerland is just so beautiful. Just finished eating my favourite Lindt chocolate, haha…
Wah……peanuts…..thanks thanks…I have not seen this one…..I’m just so waiting for this show….but the trailer is like 20 mins long…..prob 1/4 of the movie??
But the story line is diferent from the looks of it tho….I wonder if the ending is the same as the book? If not..I’m just going to be so super annoyed!!!!
Switzerland is a beautiful place…..I love it….really romantic when it snows….
Wow, thanks for the trailer, Peanuts! Love the kiss scenes and Godfrey Gao is as hot as ever. I think he might be my favorite actor after Wallace Chung. Eeeeek, can’t wait until this broadcasts!!!!
Hey guys, just wanted to pop by and say that I’ve decided to translate the novel.. I have the first chapter up here http://rockharlequin.livejournal.com/19658.html ^^
I like this book. Made me sleep at 5 am because I couldn’t stop.
Li Chuan is such a nice guy. But he is really really really stubborn. “let’s break up, i’m leaving. It’s better for you if you don’t know the reason” -__- He couldn’t be more cruel to disappear like that when they were madly in love. But he didn’t have other choice. He didn’t want to see her suffer. In other people eyes, he is perfect but he knows that he is not perfect. When he can’t take care of her, he doesn’t want to be her burden. Moreover her father was against their relationship. lol at the number of times they said “it’s over” “move on” but in the end they can’t.
I love how Xiao Qiu tried to plan everything (yoga, run, dance, join the vegan club…) to have a busy schedule. He was so cute when he tried to stop her to smoke. The side characters like his brother and good friend René are lovable.
I can’t wait for the drama adaptation because Godfrey fits my Li Chuan perfectly. But for the main actress it’s not how I imagine Xiao Qiu. >.< The drama seems to be very different from the novel.
Have only finished chapter 7 and am liking it so far. Trying to avoid reading all the comments for spoilers, but I am so glad it’s a HE. If it wasn’t for that in the title, I might have already given up and read the ending first lol. The whole “flashback” deal scares me that I’ll fall in love with the characters and then be heart broken.
So far really liking both leads. She’s got spunk and he’s such a gentleman. 🙂
Done reading! Thanks peanuts for the recommendation. I barely slept and read through the read of it in one go. =/
I continued to like both leads throughout the read of the book despite the male lead was being a bit too much of an noble idiot. I’m glad the author didn’t have the female lead wallow in her misery and allowed her to stick to her persistence. The side characters were likable, no antagonist. Not sure that was a good thing since there was really just that one “mystery” tying the the whole more than first half of the story together.
The middle of the book was a bit slow, and the conclusion seemed a little too convenient and quick. I’m glad it had a happy ending and the epilogues made up a good bit for the sudden ending. If it wasn’t for those probably would have been a little annoyed that the author took readers through all the angst and didn’t spend time on the time they had together.
Overall, this was a good read. Looking forward to seeing the drama!
After reading this, I really wanted to go back and read parts again, but I read Chinese so slowly. I know that I’m going to want to read the whole thing again when the series comes out…
Therefore, I started my own translations. It’s mainly so that I can read it again, and so that I can pour through the novel easily later on. 🙂 Goal is to translate at least two chapters a week unless I’m traveling. Enjoy!
Hi, thank you for sharing your translation with us but your blog is marked private so how to access it? Also, someone has already started translating the book into English but she didn’t pogress far. Maybe, you want to continue where she stopped or you want to translate everything from the beginning due to different writing style. But, I suggest, out of courtesy for you to send her a comment or email to inform her that you are translating this novel so she can decide if she wants to continue with her translation or not.
Ah…sorry, yeah I just changed it to public.
I wanted to do my own from the beginning. I did read hers but found that there were some parts I didn’t quite agree within the translation. Good suggestion on the commenting. Thanks 🙂
Anyone know when the drama will be airing? I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for Godfrey’s next drama.
Sadly, there is still no news on when it will air. 🙁
Nope xiao yue er..
But I seriously still love this story……thanks Lilzah for the translations…I just read thru and realized that the Chinese ebook is missing chapters……
Peanuts can change the link to this one instead
Unverified comment in baidu said it’ll be released either in Aug during school holidays or Oct, during China’s national holidays so be patient:)
Thank you pm the police woman in SSB lol. Changed.
Hehe..thanks peanuts…I’m now re-reading it all over again…..so many parts missing….now it makes more sense and links…..hehe….
But I’m so sad again…..awwww……..
Cloud…..anymore handicapped male love stories with happy endings??
Yes pm… I have a lot but I don’t record my novels. Will check it for you. give me a few days 😛
Does blind female lead with happy ending count? I took decembi’s recommendation on “3 Marriages” and it is very good. If you need a handicap male lead , the same author also have a story on a guy on wheelchair titled “Melting Master Rong” but I haven’t read that.
You can read about these books under the Ming Yue Ting Feng posts at SSB, or at her blog http://onesecondspring.blogspot.hk/2014/02/ancient-doting-wife-series-by-ming-yue.html.
Thanks cloud and moon blossom 🙂 anyone with a handicap is a nice read as long as it’s a happy ending…
Just started reading this bc they made an audiobook on Ximalaya! Their love story just bring warm butterflies to my stomach. 😀
But I’m dreading what will happen next….
Welcome xiaoyuer 🙂
I love this story so much still… I just re read it after I realised that the last link had parts missing….its in a way a really loving story… a long and persistant wait of more than 10 years.
Actually In my opinion I think it rivals silent separation…. they were both devoted to each other…. but due to circumstances they were forced apart.
But I can understand his end…tho it can be considered the noble idiot syndrome.
Could somebody please post the link to the audiobook? My Chinese isn’t proficient enough to navigate Chinese websites ㅠㅠ
Thank you so much in advance!
Audiobook links can be found under the synopsis.
not a fan of Godfrey, but looking forward since it’s mentioned by my fellow WC fangirl.. LOLS..
But Godfrey is toooooo hot and handsome.. omooo.. i couldnt handle it.. shine bright like a diamond.. hehe
i watched the trailer, and.. emm.. i better read the novel first.. ^^
Hi peanuts.I’m one of your fan.When i was young i love to watch chinese drama, modern, ancient.I watched all kind of drama.A few month ago,i watch shan shan lai chi and then i found your blog.Because of u i started to like chinese novel.First Gu man novel and now all.Ofcouse i’m not chinese that’s why i can only read english translation.But i really like all of your translation.Can i asked u some question.I really want to know the Remembering Li Chuan ending.I already read english translation.But i also want to try Drama.That’s why i want to know ending.Happy or sad?Anyway thank u for your translation.Have a nice day;)
The drama has not been released yet so nobody knows the ending. Maybe 2 endings have been filmed so it is anyone’s guess as to which one will make it to the tv screen. I’ll probaby post something on the actor who acted as Li Chuan next week in my blog so come & find out what lol. Thanks for your support.
Oh!Really .When i saw Youtube trailer is been a year date.That’s why i thought it must have been released..So sad,:(.Btw i really enjoy Best To Have Met You and Wipe clean after eating.Thanks peanuts@_@
where i can buy the dvd of remenbering lichuan?
Drama has not been released so nowhere to buy.
when will this series be released? i have been waiting….
The drama is taking such a long time. I love this novel and find it better than her other book “结爱，异客逢欢“ that’s a mix of modern n 聊斋.
I just finish reading the novel, it’s really good but not recommended for you who are not into sad story novel, though it has a happy ending 🙂
I watch the trailer first beacuse i really adore godfrey’s look 🙂 then i googling and reading the novel and love it. I hope the drama will air soon and subbed as well 🙂
Remembering Li Chuan rights to air is bought by Anhui TV Station!
The c-drama has just aired and from the first few episode, I find it’s much better than the drama version of “Interpreter”, don’t understand why it take so long for TV station to buy the show.
I rushed the boys to bed earlier to finish watching remembering Lichuan. SPOILER….. seriously, I’m not the spoiler… it’s this whole damn drama. It really should have been called “GO TO HELL, XIAO QIU!!!!!” So everything from when Xiao Qiu leaves LC after he tries to commit suicide, by running away… was penned by LC after he reads her novel. It makes my blood boil!!!!
Take away all my happiness!!! the sweet redemption…. The epiphany that LC that bought him back to XQ, never happens. So all those years apart…with her waiting ..the results, fruitless. A story about a love that was not to be…just lots of angst and frustration!!
I didn’t mind watching the stupid scenes, where he, LC throws everything away.leaving XQ nothing more than resembling a pathetic punching toy. He knocks her down, she comes back up for more. I endured all that…because I wanted to see the ending. See them together.
Yes, granted LC also got the short end of the stick. He was fighting a losing battle.
But didn’t he made everything worse, by being so stubborn??
He had lung cancer, she was seventeen. In his mind, she was too young. Okay
He under went chemo , she wrote him hundreds of letters, in the drama..it was thousands .think of this unwavering love…how can he not realize the depth of her love?
He got better, he can ski. At that point. He should have made it his priority to go find her. He owe her that much.
Life is unpredictable, anyone can die at any moment, LC!!!! Instead of suffering on different corners of the world, find XQ and mend her heart.
Jumping into a dumpster…stupid!!!!
Asking her to move on….dumb!!!!
Not visiting her, when she was hospitalized. ….WTF!!!!
Skipping out of town to comit suicide. ….his brain must have been too fried!!!
You are hurting this girl so much….it made me sob just as much as XQ.
How can anyone so smart be so darn f-ING stupid!!!!
What will happen to XQ? What is her ending?
How does it end for anyone who loved so entirely?
They would rather live with the memories, then try to love again.
XQ will be her brother’s favorite baby sitter for his son. She lives with Mia, until Mia dies
Continue translations, travel when possible.
In the end Her epitaph will read “my love never will never move on, I have and will love LC forever” XXQ
Omg….Seriously ? Drama ending is really that sucks?…How can they do this? I really want to watch the drama b’coz i kind of like the novel…But now i think i need to stay away from that drama for the sake of my poor little heart..So the ending is really like that? LC being asshole and XQ live with the undying love for LC?There is no alternate ending?
Nooooooooo……….seriously!!!!!! You mean they trashed the book so badly???
My only question is… I though LC’s brother and Rene were an item. Did I remember it wrong? Did they just kill my secondary couple for convenient heterosexual relationships?
Hamster….they are an item in the book
I just watched the last 10minutes of the last episode…just to see if it’s worth watching my handsome Godfrey…..ok…..no matter how good he looks…I HATE THE ENDING!!!!!!
They totally trashed the book…..arghhhhhhhhhh
The drama has garned MANY fans and love in China though. It was because I continuously saw it popping up on Weibo which is why I gave it a try without having read the novel. Even the comments on LeTV (the drama’s official online broadcast) were almost 90% positive which is really RARE because people tend to post a lot of bullshit comments on there. It has a rating of 8.4 on Douban, which is not bad for a C-drama (to compare: Yangmi’s My Dear Translator has a rating of 4.9 on Douban) especially coming from a book that is loved by so many fans.
As for the ending.. I liked it. I know I’m one of the minority who is actually “satisfied” with an ending in which Lichuan dies. It’s bittersweet I think. And it still aches my heart a bit when I think about it. I mean, logically speaking.. How could he not die? The guy has like what…? Bone cancer, one of his lung cut out, zero immunity, and was on the edge of being diagnosed with leukemia. His whole body suffered from terminal diseases. Emotionally speaking, I think the sad ending really complements the idea that Lichuan wrote Xiaoqiu a happy ending for her “Lichuan’s Past” because that is how he wished it could have ended for them. And all the letters he wrote for her birthdays in the future. Sniff. They were both just tooooooooo stubborn. He pushed her away because he didn’t want her to see him dying and suffering in his death bed. Sigh, selfish indeed, but I can’t help but feel heartbroken for him because the guy was just so sick. Especially when he was so upset, his mind and heart shattered into pieces that he actually drank alcohol, which could be fatal to him =( (but really…. dude?). He did wanted to propose to her 4 years ago, but backed out when his health heavily deteriorated to the point of almost facing death again. From his POV, it was too hard to ask for Xiaoqiu to stay beside him, having to cope with not only his physical disability but now also his terminal disease while not knowing when he is going to die. She was merely 20 years old at that time and she was already traumatized with sickness and hospitals when her mom deceased. Once he found out that she loved him too deeply, sending him emails every day over the past 4 years not being able to move on, he COULDN’T ask her to stay beside him because he loved her as much as she loved him, so he didn’t want her to cope with all the shit regarding his health. So he’d rather be an asshole and have her hate him. Until the situation messed up ofcourse since he couldn’t hold back his own feelings either. As Xiaoqiu says in the end: both of them were too draggy in their relationship. Lichuan wanting to part from Xiaoqiu, but unable to. Xiaoqiu clinging onto him even to the point of eh… almost raping him, when he tried to act like an asshole to her. If only Lichuan’s heart was harsh enough to not come back to China to see Xiaoqiu who he thought had given up on life. If only Xiaoqiu could move on, face his rejections and let him go… Then there would be no drama at all. LOL.
I was so heartbroken after watching the drama that I couldn’t sleep so I stayed up until 4am reading the book so I could get some closure. This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I think that the drama was actually better than the book in many ways…
I also felt like they jumped through too many characters in the novel, and thought that the drama did a better job of just cutting out some characters and combining some roles. I liked how Xiao Guan and Xie Jing Wen played a much bigger role in the drama, and how their characters were developed. Despite being disappointed that WJC wasn’t gay (and dating Rene?), it’s a still Chinese drama and I thought the interactions between XJW and WJC were hilarious.
I liked WLC’s grandpa better in the book, but I found Ai Ma/Emma’s storyline pretty boring the drama. I thought that Xiao Qiu was waaay too clingy and violent in the drama, and I was cringing so hard every time she gets physical with him while he says no. BUT, I liked that they aged XQ up to 20 and WLC up to 27 (?) because a 25y/o in a relationship with a 17y/o… is just really dodgy. Like, if I was XQ’s dad and some 25y/o rich guy was dating my 17y/o daughter and buying her expensive things, I’d probably tear him a new one too >_>
And now the elephant in the room… I think that it was a fitting ending that WLC died, and that XQ moved on even if it made my heart hurt TT_TT I was smiling all the way through the ending that WLC wrote, but I suspected that it wasn’t real. I feel like XQ’s love for WLC was validated by the happy ending that he wrote for her, because it proves that he really loved her too, but she moved on and let go of him like he wanted to and lived life for herself. I thought that the drama was heading to that that conclusion, because the entire thing showed how unhealthy her love for him was and how much he wanted her to let go, so I felt like the ending brought the story to a full circle. I think that the book ending was fine though, if a little abrupt and rushed, because I felt that the tone was lighter and it didn’t go as in depth for WLC’s side.
Ahh, WLC was an noble idiot to the extreme, but I loved his character so much. And it helps that he was played by Godfrey (♥ω♥*)