I read books. Mostly travel books.
Is this guy the original Karate Kid, and why is his book so weak?
Does the Chinese literary world need to train tougher editors?
What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the “Cultural Revolution”?
Who came up with the idea to spoil a fine travelogue with some contrived nonsense?
Is there a more interesting account of life in the Ming Dynasty?
Is this author trying to show us how to alienate ourselves from our surroundings?
Can this book succeed in making migration seem a little bit less mysterious?
Can we really read about warfare as if it was just an adventure?
Why was this book about an interesting journey so slow?
Does the saying “loyal advice jars on the ears” still hold true today?
Why did such an interesting adventure turn into such an uneven book?
How did this writer become an archetype for female travelers from China?