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Lost on Planet China: Book summary and reviews of Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost
Lost on Planet China Summary
Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big-time, taking on the worlds most populous and intriguing nation. In Lost on Planet China, Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey through the new beating heart of the modern world, from the megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the Gobi Desert and the hinterlands of Tibet.
Lost on Planet China Reviews
"Interspersing sections of cultural history - and plenty of tasty and not-so-tasty culinary tidbits-throughout his travelogue, Troost offers a serviceable primer on life in China ... Not as smooth or consistently engaging as his first two books, but worthwhile reading for armchair travelers and Sinophiles." - Kirkus Reviews.
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J. Maarten Troost Author Biography
Travel writer J. Maarten Troost was born in 1969 in the
Netherlands and is of Dutch-Czech descent. He grew up in Canada and presently lives in Washington DC. He is the author of three books which are about his experiences in the Pacific Islands (The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stoned With Savages and Headhunters on My Doorstep) and one book about his 3-month trip to China (Lost on Planet China). He has also written many essays for The Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Post. While he was a student, he wrote essays for the Prague Post.
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