Title: Bridge of Birds: A Novel of China That Never Was
Author: Barry Hughart
When the children of his village were struck with a mysterious illness, Number Ten Ox found master Li Kao. Together they set out to find the Great Root of Power, the only possible cure, and together they discover adventure and legend, and the power of belief….
Book #66 was Bridge of Birds: A Novel of China That Never Was, by Barry Hughart.
This is a book that Scott brought into the relationship. It was something he read in college and thought I should read, so I added it to the queue. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by it. I was expecting some sort of obtuse, hard-to-read, Chinese fable style tale. Instead, I got a very funny, very farcical, very easy to read fantasy novel. It was really a quite delightful story.
“My surname is Li and my personal name is Kao, and there is a slight flaw in my character.”
Book count: 66
Pages in book: 288
Page count: 23,539
15,000 page goal reached 6/14/05!
50 book goal reached 7/19/05!