Brianna'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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Mar 12, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, travel
Read from March 12 to June 08, 2012

Okay, so I got this book about a year ago because i figured I had better read something about China before actually going to China (which I'll be doing in the rather near future). It took me about a year to get through it. I liked this book, evidenced by my giving it 4 stars, but it lost a star because it didn't really draw me in. There were several times I thought the author was going too far with a scene, and it kind of dragged for me. Knowing that this book was almost 400 pages when I bought it made me feel like I would be getting a lot of story, but really it just ended up being the same story in various cities. And frankly, I got tired of the prostitutes and pushy salesman stories. I know they are true. I know it happens fairly often, but did I have to read another one exactly like the one maybe 50 pages before?
So I liked this book. It was definitely interesting, but it got a bit repetitive.
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