As the World Turns
Pakistan has become exposed to the globalization of entertainment media that doesn’t come from the West.
There’s a palpable sense that Britain was at its best back when people were living on rations, the era that had just come to a close when Coronation Street first went on the air.
My fascination with Lobos de Mar marked the moment when I began to move away from everything I had previously known.
While Jia offered a unique cross section of a crucial turning point in Chinese history, the novel was also laced with such sappiness as to make it all but impossible to read for a modern reader weaned on postmodern irony and detachment.