Skip to content

0252 寂寞銀雨

March 24, 2012
  • Title: 寂寞銀雨
  • English Title: The Lonely Silver Rain
  • Canon: The Lonely Silver Rain
  • Language: Chinese
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1985
  • Publisher: Crown
  • Cover Artist: Photo



I’m not sure what this cover has to do with the story, but the Chinese I know tend to be quite literal and it does have rain and the rain is silver, so hey, maybe it’s lonely too.

My father loved puns, so he would translate Chinese place names literally into English, much to the annoyance of his Chinese wife.

Him: When I go to Incense Port, I will spend a day in Nine Dragons.

Her: No, they are just names! Hong Kong and Kowloon!

I really like how the Chinese character for rain (雨) looks like rain running down a window, just like the cover.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: