Book reviews

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Fri May 9 18:15:59 EDT 2003

--- minnow at wrote:

> >Eight Skilled Gentlemen, Barry Hughart
> >A magical China that never was. Master Li and
> Number Ten Ox investigate a
> >murder and find that magical bird-cages and demons
> are involved. Not as
> >funny as Bridge of Birds, but very good.
> Is this new?  I have a feeling of deja vu about that
> title.  But the only
> Hughart I have is Bridge of Birds, which
> understandably doesn't list other
> books of his because it came out before them.  As it
> were.
Not all that new, (I'd have to find my copy to check
the date) there is another (at least) as well "The
story of the stone"


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