This is the single most momentous event in Fantasy Literature with Legend of the Condor Heroes being successfully translated into English. Translation of this work is so difficult and thought to be previously impossible, even the Economist published a book review last week. I was never able to watch a complete series on this storyline so I was kept mostly in the dark when it comes to Jin Yong’s work, having only completed the Duke of Mount Deer series which starred a young Tony Leung Chiu Wai in the 1990s.

Reading this in book form is epic. Imagine the possibilities – we could read the same book as part of English Literature class but also as part of Higher Chinese. This will resolve the issue of CL2 being boring. Dream of the Red Chamber is about an effeminate man-child and his side chick, nothing can make you lose interest faster …