I thought that the story itself was very well written and interesting Of course , it was very depressing and dark , but that can only be expected of the subject matter . All of Ding Ling 's struggles and hardships make for a touching , dramatic story . Truly , the struggles she faced during her internment are just as touching to read about today as they must have been when she originally wrote the story , back in 1979 after just having experienced the situation
So , all in all , I would say that I enjoyed Ding Ling 's story , Sketches from the `Cattle Shed , a great deal . Because of how rare her style of work is and her unique situation , she was able to write a very good story that really interests and touches the people who read it . In the end , I think that is what makes any story really enjoyable , the fact that you care about the characters while you read it.