Lost On Planet China

Lost On Planet China

The Strange And True Story Of One Man's Attempt To Understand The World's Most Mystifying Nation, Or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid

Book - 2008
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A sharply observed, hilarious account of Troost's adventures in China- a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767922005
076792200X
Characteristics: xi, 382, [1] p. ; 22 cm.

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VanessaCCL Oct 08, 2012

"Bestselling author J. Maarten Troost, who's previously written about the small, sparsely populated islands of the South Pacific, takes on the large, densely populated country of China... and suffers a bit of culture shock. But the Dutch-born, Canadian-reared, part-Czech Troost, who lives in the U.S., eventually regains his footing... well, mostly. In a witty, engaging manner, Troost describes the perils (pollution, prostitutes) and wonders (gorges, the terracotta warriors in Xi'an) he encounters as he travels from the urban megalopolis of Beijing to the distant mountains of Tibet. Booklist calls Troost 'an excellent guide to the vast, multifaceted country that is modern-day China.'" Next Reads Armchair Travel October 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=556414

VanessaCCL Oct 08, 2012

"Bestselling author J. Maarten Troost, who's previously written about the small, sparsely populated islands of the South Pacific, takes on the large, densely populated country of China... and suffers a bit of culture shock. But the Dutch-born, Canadian-reared, part-Czech Troost, who lives in the U.S., eventually regains his footing... well, mostly. In a witty, engaging manner, Troost describes the perils (pollution, prostitutes) and wonders (gorges, the terracotta warriors in Xi'an) he encounters as he travels from the urban megalopolis of Beijing to the distant mountains of Tibet. Booklist calls Troost 'an excellent guide to the vast, multifaceted country that is modern-day China.'" Next Reads Armchair Travel October 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=556414

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dritta
Jul 17, 2012

Interesting, but not mind blowing. And way too self-conscious.

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hrdrd
Jun 26, 2012

Troost easily equals Theroux with his ability to nail the culture of China, while maintaining his place as a barbarian foreigner, in a land where the opposite may be true.

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jalger
Sep 16, 2008

This book was so funny, I was giggling out loud reading it. Very eye-opening as wel.

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