Who do you think it is the best hero in his books? To me, when I look back, I don't think I like none of them. It seems that I don't like their personalities. The way I see them they are too perfect as heroes; however I like Yang Gue in Return of the Condor. But when his uncle's daughter choped his hand, he didn't not revenge. That I didn't like it. Overall, his personality is pretty good. That sounds like American. Another thing is that I like him who devote too much to his lover.
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Did you read the books in Chinese, BW?

My favorite used to be Lingwu Chung, but now I'm not sure.

By the way, there're Chinese forums out there dedicated to Mr. Cha...
No, however, I've watched the tv series based on his books in Cantonese and Mandarin. I was a big fan of his. I used to watch most his work on tv series over and over again. Indeed, he was a big influence to me until American culture took it ver.

Would you show me the link?

Thank you
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The TV series aren't always faithful to the books. The books are much better.

I like Yi Tian, Tien Long, and Xiao Au.
Thank you Julie. Now I have a second thought. I think reading the books maybe change my mind. Maybe I will like some heroes that I never like them before when I read his work.

I still like Yang Gue. He is a rebel type in the series. What I admire him the most is his devotion to his lover.
I have never liked Yang myself. Don't know why. Perhaps a bit too egocentric or something.

I like some of the minor characters in Yi Tian, but not the hero. :-)
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Julielai
I have never liked Yang myself. Don't know why. Perhaps a bit too egocentric or something.

I like some of the minor characters in Yi Tian, but not the hero. :-)

Well, I guess. Yang must be a little eccentric because he fell in love with his teacher. I cannot blame him. His teacher is too beautiful. But who care what people say? It is none of their business. The characters in the book should be in Dutch way, " Gue and his mentor mind theri business, and the others mind their own."

Speaking of minor characters, there is one more than minor character in Tian Lung, I will never forget her. It is the evil girl who loves her brother-in-law. I can forget any one in the author's books but her.

By the way, aboout Yi Tian, did the hero stay with the Mongolian princess at the end in the book? Because I saw many versions. In the HK made 1977 version, the innocent hero gave up his power and to fnd her.

One reason that I don't like the hero in Yi Tian because he is too innocent. He should have grown up.
I don't like Yang because he isn't a very believable character, at least to me. The whole love affair doesn't strike me as real. Perhaps Louis Cha hasn't planted enough clues early on to make the love affair believable.

Yi Tian - which version? Louis Cha revised the book twice. According to the version I read, the girl got the guy all right. (Yes, it's the girl getting the guy in this case.) Zhang is a weak (though believable) character. That's why I prefer the minor characters in the book.
Julielai
I don't like Yang because he isn't a very believable character, at least to me. The whole love affair doesn't strike me as real. Perhaps Louis Cha hasn't planted enough clues early on to make the love affair believable.

Yi Tian - which version? Louis Cha revised the book twice. According to the version I read, the girl got the guy all right. (Yes, it's the girl getting the guy in this case.) Zhang is a weak (though believable) character. That's why I prefer the minor characters in the book.

Maybe you are right. I mean how many times they are together in tv series; however, as a fan, I can feel she is present with him through out the series. So that makes me think Yang's most admirable quality is his devoition to her. It is not about his intelligent and his matial art skills.

Actually I don't know which. I can tell you that I rented the 1977 HK version with Carol a few years ago on VCD. I still remeber at the ending that Chiu Yuan Cheng trick Zhang to leave his post as the head of the organization and to find the princess. I remeber that because Chiu is so cunning.
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