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Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando
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Jul 15, 2008

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bookshelves: audible, 2008, fiction

Essentially an extended joke, the main conceit of this book is that Annie Doultry, a man who "never gambled, except once on a dog (but that's a long story)," gambles with his life again and again. He gets into one predicament after another, living a life of daring-do among the pirates of colonial Hong Kong. Of course, there's plenty of wine (schnapps, actually), women, and song, not to mention copious amounts of blood.

Fan Tan was a fun read, in the genre of paperback swashbucklers, and I'm not sorry I spent the time it took to read it. However, in the end, it really didn't have much substance.

Note: I read this book in audiobook format from Audible.com.

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