Guangzhou Daily News (All Media Reporter Wu Bo Correspondent Enhui) Spy war has always been a popular subject in literature and film and television.

Recently, the famous writer and screenwriter Hai Fei released his latest novel "Suzhou River". The novel revolves around a series of cases that occurred in Shanghai before and after the founding of New China. It tells the story of the protagonist Chen Baoshan who discovered that the case was related to a latent spy during the investigation process. The people around seem to have their origins and have entanglements with each other.

Chen Baoshan walked on the tip of the knife, amidst the wind, to explore the truth.

  In terms of the structure of the story, "Suzhou River" fully draws on the characteristics of film and television dramas that emphasize drama and scene construction, and achieves a strong theme through the shaping of group images. Each episode is like a gripping TV series.

The rapid change of characters brings about the difference in cognition between the enemy and the self, which is both unexpected and reasonable.

In the gradual revealing of the characters' identities, the narrative tendency of the story is constantly reconstructed.

  The language of "Suzhou River" maintains the consistent characteristics of Hai Fei's novels. He carefully described the subtle changes in Shanghai's world at that time and people's hearts with a perceptual tone, giving the novel a graceful and lingering temperament.

For example: "The rain still kept falling, and Lao Jin, who was taken away, felt empty in his heart, like an empty pavilion behind him. Later, together with Baoshan, he looked back at the pavilion immersed in the heavy rain, and still felt that it was like an empty pavilion. An ethereal dream." Such a sentence echoes the mood of the characters and the atmosphere of the times, and is full of poetic texture.

  In "Suzhou River", Shanghai is not only the background of the characters' activities, but also one of the protagonists of the novel.

Hai Fei has its own unique "geography of espionage warfare". He described the urban style of Shanghai at that time in detail, and described the most core image in the novel - Suzhou River. Suzhou River is not only a living space for real characters, It is also the externalization of the characters' mental images. In this delicate historical restoration, the portraits of an era are ready to emerge.

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