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  1. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleBadass ingenious drunken master style exploring Asian culture rocks the bamboo.

    It´s unique and rare to find such individual writings and the man just wrote 4 novels. I would compare him with Pratchett and I don´t know if I´ve ever done it before and it´s mainly because of the underlying subtility, as there are other humoristic authors with more laughs, dynamic, and plotting, but how this thing is written just blows my mind.

    Taking just two, stereotypical, character tropes and creating such an intense, densely packed, clever, funny, intelligent, and incomparabl


  2. carol. carol. says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds Kindle“Nothing on the face of this earth–and I do mean nothing–is half so dangerous as a children’s story that happens to be real, and you and I are wandering blindfolded through a myth devised by a maniac.”

    Bridge of Birds opens on a pastoral setting, a remote unicorn-shaped village in the peaceful valley of Cho in ancient China. Narrated by Yu Lu, also known as Number Ten Ox (the tenth of his father’s sons and as strong as an ox), it begins with a promising silk season coming to an abrupt end. A plague strikes the village’s youth and at the same time decimates the silk harvest. Number Ten Ox volunteers to run to Peking to bring a


  3. Lyn Lyn says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleI most definitely have more than a slight flaw in my character, and I only liked this book, did not love it.

    Truth be told, it is a simply, elegantly written account of an oddly alternate history of China – describing the journey of Master Li and Number Ten Ox in dealing with a mysterious disease; and lots of other stuff.

    I can absolutely see where someone (without a slight flaw in their character) would LOVE this book and want to read all of the sequels, want to take this book on dates, propose, get married and have little alternate history Chinese babies and live happily ever after.

    But … you know, slight flawed character me.

    Writer Hughart has used this odd vehicle to create a fabulously imagined fantasy – almost a modern fable, with simple but stylish sub plots and several loosely connected sto


  4. David Sven David Sven says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleThis book is insane! Insanely fun that is. The humour really drives the plot forward with a gag a minute just rolling through one on top of the other. It was hilarious.

    Set in Medieval China, the children of the village of Ku-Fu have been struck with a plague and pure hearted Number Ten Ox has been sent to find a wise man for help


  5. David David says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleWhen I moonlighted at the late, lamented The Stars Our Destination between about 1996 and 2000, this was one of two books Alice Bentley stocked in vast quantity at deeply-discounted prices (the other being the store's namesake). When you love a book like Alice loved this one, you want to make sure everyone reads it, and she was its zealous advocate to our not-yet-enlightened clientele. It was the sort of book that disappoints you when you have to leave it at the end, like being exiled from a wondrous, frightening, invigorating fantasyland. What hurt all the more was the comparative rarity of Hughart's two followups, The Story of the Stone and Eight Skilled Gentlemen, which were only extant in book-club and small-run softcover editions, respectively. These three


  6. Heidi The Reader Heidi The Reader says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleBridge of Birds is a charming, award-winning fantasy novel that follows the investigative efforts of Master Li as he strives to safe the mysteriously stricken children from the village where Number Ten Ox lives.

    Jade plate, Six, Eight. Fire that burns hot, Night that is not. Fire that burns cold, First Silver, then gold. pg 22, ebook

    A beautiful blend of myth and fantasy, the reader is ferried from one exotic locale to the next at the side of the two heroes, one ancient and one young with surprising strength.


  7. LeAnne: GeezerMom LeAnne: GeezerMom says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleThis hilarious and charming book is probably the most fun bro-mance I've ever run across! It gets five stars from me as a fable.. similar to Big Fish or The Princess Bride in tone, but with way more laugh out loud moments. Did I already mention charm??

    A young fellow living in ancient China has been dispatched to find help from a wise man - any wise man available for a handful of copper pennies - for the children of his village have collapsed with some type of plague affecting only those between the ages of 8 and 13. He must hire a sage to cure the little ones from an illness that 'knows how to count.'

    Number Ten Ox (he is the tenth son of his father and is as strong as, well...you know) can only afford a wine-soaked healer


  8. Michael Michael says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleI can't think of a book quite like this. BoB is a light-hearted Chinese fantasy that is refreshing and completely enjoyable. Hughart makes the folktales and legends of ancient China seem utterly commonplace and


  9. Steve Steve says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleWriting a review of Bridge of Birds is a challenge that I admit to not being up to. I do not know of words that are powerful enough to do even a half-rate job of conveying just how fantastic I think this book is. Nevertheless, I shall attempt it, as the most important thing in the entire world right now is that I convince everyone to read this book*.

    Number Ten Ox (who isn't actually an Ox, but was his parents' 10th child, and is rather large) is a peasant farmer in the titular China That Never Was. During the annual harvesting of silk, many children in his village fall sick with a plague. He departs to go to Peking to find a wise man to help cure the children, but the only wise man he can afford is Li Kao, who proudly proclaims to have a slight flaw in his character. It should be noted that he proclaims this (for this firs


  10. Veronica Belmont Veronica Belmont says:

    Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds KindleI feel bad. I finished this book two days after we recorded the episode of Sword and Laser where we wrap it up (first time I


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Bridge of Birds Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds Kindle When the children of his village were struck with a mysterious illness, Number Ten Ox sought a wiseman to save them He found master Li Kao, a scholar with a slight flaw in his character Bridge of eBook Æ Together, they set out to find the Great Root of Power, the only possible cureThe quest led them to a host of truly memorable characters, multiple wonders, incredible adventures—and strange coincidences, which were really not coincidences at all And it involved them in an ancient crime that still perturbed the serenity of Heaven Simply and charmingly told, this is a wry tale, a sly tale, and a story of wisdom delightfully askew Once read, its marvels and beauty will not easily fade from the mindThe author claims that this is a novel of an ancient China that never was But, oh…it should have been!.

  • Paperback
  • 278
  • Bridge of Birds
  • Barry Hughart
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 9780345321381

About the Author: Barry Hughart

Bridge of Birds eBook ✓ Bridge of eBook Æ bridge ebok, birds mobile, Bridge of mobile, Bridge of BirdsBridge of Birds Kindle Hughart was educated at Phillips Academy Andover He attended Columbia University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Upon his graduation from Columbia, Hughart joined the United States Air Force and served from to Bridge of eBook Æ where he was involved in laying mines in the Korean Demilitarized Zone During Hughart's military service he began to develop his lifelong interest in China that l.