Saturday, May 11, 2013

From the Dragon's Mouth - Book Review

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I absolutely loved this book! Journalist Ana Fuentes shows readers an inside look at China through the eyes of 10 of the country's citizens. From rich to poor, straight to gay, old to young, you're given an answer to the questions of "What is China?" and "What is it like to live there?"

Fuentes spent nearly four years living and working in China. These profiles are of people she met during that time. I liked how in the introduction Fuentes writes that, as a journalist, she told many stories about China, but not all of them were able to be told until now.

I found it interesting to read such differing accounts of life in China. Much of it is "old tradition" so that, even as the country continues to develop (and is on the "super power" path), it also holds itself back. For anyone who is interested in learning more about China or for anyone who just like well-written non-fiction, From the Dragon's Mouth is for you.

From the Dragon's Mouth is published by C.A. Press, a division of Penguin. The book is available to purchase now. I received a free review copy for my honest review.

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