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Hundred Ghost Soup by Robert Chansky
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Dec 15, 2016

it was amazing

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. I have to warn you that I'm a sucker for this kind of thing, so salt as necessary. As far as I could tell it was well researched.

Okay, this isn't Barry Hughart. But if you love Barry Hughart, you won't leave this book too disappointed. I mean, you'll curse the publishing industry, take a deep breath, and enjoy the read anyway. That kind of disappointment.

If you don't know Barry Hughart, well. This is a twisty story in which a Loki-like character comes up with a plot to fool the gods, all the bureaucracy of modern China, some ghosts, and a pair of orphan boys. It would take the exact length of the book to describe this plot, and I'm not exaggerating by much.

A supernatural caper story that works on multiple levels. You should read this.
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