The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox

by Barry Hughart | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0966543602 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BarkLessWagMore of Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on 11/7/2018
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, November 07, 2018
"Omnibus edition including the three novels in the series."

Part of my tbr pile that I am no longer interested in reading. I'll be setting it free in a Little Free Library so it can find a better home :)

Released 4 mos ago (11/11/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book inside the Little Free Library in front of Dick's Sporting Goods at the Pheasant Lane Mall. I hope the finder enjoys it!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 12, 2018
I saw this on the release-alert email and had to dash over to the mall to try and grab it! I loved Bridge of Birds, and enjoyed the second book, The Story of the Stone, but I hadn't found a copy of the third book, Eight Skilled Gentlemen, so I'm delighted to have the chance to read it at last.

Later: The third book was fun, though not quite as much of a surprise as the first; at this point I'm used to the antics of Master Li and Ox, and also to the author's love of mixing ancient myths and deities with the plots - to the point where I guessed who Envy and his children were fairly early on. But I enjoyed the journey, the quips and descriptions, plots and escapes and romances... I even loved the grisly method used to conceal the corpse of a dangerous foe whom our heroes had been lucky to kill in self defense. (Ox's response to the entire scene: "Gllgghh!")

[There's a TV Tropes page on the three books, with some very entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 28, 2018

Released 2 mos ago (12/28/2018 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm sending this to BCer HI77 in Florida, as part of the US/Canada wishlist-tag game. Enjoy!

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 5 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, January 08, 2019
A dime of a path,

where opinions of what to do
are worth more than your two cents.

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