Alan Wang wrote:
It is not “officially” confirmed a scandal. But, from the information dug up (still ongoing) it is going to be big.
He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010.
He is believed to be the most popular blogger on the planet. His name is Han Han.
The suspicion is he did not write any or some of his novels, he had a ghostwriter – possibly his own father.
His father was a writer of mediocre ability. And this mediocrity if “transplanted” to his own son, a 16 yrs old, it would give birth to a genius. It was a masterstroke!
The indictment includes the argument that he was quite apathetic to English as a teenage yet he included English even latin words in his writings.
Among the most convincing arguments is that even though he said he didn’t read classics he quoted from and alluded to them ingeniously in his work.
His downfall will be devastating and demoralizing for his fans Worldwide who think he was Untouchable.
... if found to be true, that is. And that's a big if. But thanks for keeping us abreast.
BTW, I would hardly describe fraud as a masterstroke, unless one condones it.
[Edited at 2012-01-27 15:43 GMT]