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

Audiobook CD - 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: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, p2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433248634
Characteristics: 9 compact discs (ca. 11 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon


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Aug 07, 2019

This is one of those rare books which is interesting, well written, and very well read - not to mention that I laughed my head off quite often. It was pure joy to listen to!

Jan 03, 2014

Bryan Martin

The author should have used one of the 6 underpasses to get to Tianamien Square. Guess he has never been a pedestrian in downtown Montreal.

I have been to Beijing during the summers of 2007, 2009 & 2011. Never saw the pollution. Chicago in the 1970's was much worse.

But the book is very entertaining and truthful in a drama queen sort of way.

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

Feb 27, 2012

Really a fun read.

I think he didn't always see how wonderful Chinese people are but I still gave it 5 stars for entertainment and educational value.

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