Review: General On Top, I Am Below
I finished reading General On Top, I Am Below and thought to put in a short post/review of it since this novel is very memorable. There will be a drama coming out about it (which I now look forward and hope that it remains funny). A short synopsis can be found in SSB and the raw links are also available there.
After finishing the war, the General sent an apology report to the Emperor stated that she had kept the Emperor in the dark on her gender. The entire court was stunned because no one believed that she was a female as she conduct herself as a guy. She ate like a guy, tease females, like to look at beautiful females, cursed like a guy, dress like a guy, look like one. It was only when her senile grandfather mention “Ye family only have sons! Just a son with a vagina!” that the Emperor collapse and believe it. After much deliberations, the Emperor decided to marry her to his nephew.
This nephew of his has a poor bill of health when he was young. Faint when it’s too hot, fall ill if it’s too cold and was always kept indoors behind four walls. Many times when he was young, even when he is grown up, he was mistaken as a female as he had a very beautiful face and fair skin. When he got better and his mother let him out of the house, he discover the colourful outside world and love to go to Courtesan Houses to play.
This novel basically tells the story of how this couple got together, learn to love one another and grow together.
This novel is by far the funniest one I ever read!!! Even though the funny things are consistent throughout the entire novel, it is still funny! Example, all his concubines started fawning the General after she married into the family like she is the husband and the Prince got angry! How the General’s senile grandfather look at the Prince and told him to quickly give birth! How he got so jealous of another female that he told the General, “If she is here, there is no me!”
I keep bursting into laughter when I was reading it and there is always something funny in each chapter. Maybe I should translate this novel after finishing Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage.