Sci-Fi/Fantasy Selection: Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China...

The title was too long to fit in the title bar. The full name is Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was by Barry Hughart.

 

Bridge of Birds is a lyrical fantasy novel. Set in "an Ancient China that never was", it stands with The Princess Bride and The Last Unicorn as a fairy tale for all ages, by turns incredibly funny and deeply touching. It won the World Fantasy Award in 1985. It presents the adventures of Master Kao Li, a scholar with "a slight flaw in [his] character", and Lu Yu, usually called Number Ten Ox, his sidekick and the story's narrator. Number Ten Ox is strong, trusting, and pure of heart; Master Li once sold an emperor shares in a mustard mine, because "I was trying to win a bet concerning the intelligence of emperors."

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....


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  • Abi

    Nice to see everyone, and always great to keep building the group! Patty, hope you enjoy finishing it!

    Everyone, we have two months to read the worth it but massive tomes for next time! I'm going to start my finding and reading now; I can't wait to discuss /The Name of the Wind/ and /Wise Man's Fear/ by Patrick Rothfuss with this group! :D

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting! Nice to see everyone.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still not done and do not want "spoilers". Sorry. This is a slow read for me.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not quite enough time to even find let alone read the book.

    May 19, 2013

  • Abi

    Is anyone done with it? I've had a heck of a time trying to get a hold of a copy. I'm sure I can read it for Sunday if I can get my hands on it!

    May 16, 2013

    • Suzanne N.

      I just finished it. You are welcome to it.

      May 17, 2013

    • Abi

      Thank you! I facebooked you my contact info - please let me know when and where I can pick it up today. :)

      May 18, 2013

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