What can I say about this marvelous book that hasn't already been said! It easily transported me to a place and time I never would have got to experience otherwise. I actually started to visualize the raw country living of peasant-folk in China. What I don't get is how someone can give this a low review because they hate the main character. That's what you're supposed to feel! It's all about the frustration of what a jerk Wang Lung is! You're supposed to feel bad for O-lan, and since this book creates so much feeling, that means Pearl S. Buck did her job.