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Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation
Lost on Planet China The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Maarten Troost has charmed and entertained thousands of readers with his tales of wandering among the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big–time, taking on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation. In Lost on Planet China, Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780767922005
ISBN-10: 076792200X
Publication Date: 6/10/2008
Pages: 304
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation on + 181 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A fascinating combination of Chinese history and culture combined with Troost's personal experiences, both horrifying and hilarious, traveling through China. His initial quest is to find a place where he could move with his wife and two young boys, which made this work particularly interesting to me. (Incidentally, he decided that he couldn't justify moving them to such a polluted nation.)

The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is that it didn't make me laugh out loud nearly as often as "The Sex Lives of Cannibals."
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this book disapointed me, I travel to HK and China for work and i wanted to get a better understanding about the country- this book just left me depressed. the pollution and the people sounded awful, i'm not saying it is not that way, only that the book made me sad about the state of China and what they are doing to earth and environment. after 150 pages, i had to put it down.
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An interesting read, but not as good as his first 2 books.
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very good book. read it!


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