Catherine's Reviews > 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

Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost
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Jul 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, non-fiction, traveling-vicariously, hilarious, china
Read in February, 2009

A fascinating combination of Chinese history and culture combined with Troost's personal experiences, both horrifying and hilarious, traveling through China. His initial quest is to find a place where he could move with his wife and two young boys, which made this work particularly interesting to me. (Incidentally, he decided that he couldn't justify moving them to such a polluted nation.)

The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is that it didn't make me laugh out loud nearly as often as "The Sex Lives of Cannibals."
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