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Posted January 24, 2005
THE MONK FROM BROOKLYN by Antonio Graceffo is a stirring, fascinating account of a foreigner allowed entry into the world-renowned Shaolin Temple in China. Former investment banker, Antonio Graceffo left New York shortly after 9/11 to study the ancient martial art form of kung fu. From beginning to end, Graceffo hooks the reader with his unique, no-holds barred style of narration that is often humorous as well as insightful and informative. Even more fascinating is Graceffo¿s account of his days in China at the height of the SARS outbreak. The reader is given a glimpse into the conditions of the hospital where Graceffo was forced to spend a night. In addition to giving readers, especially Westerners, a deep appreciation for the intense training the Shaolin students undergo, readers are given access to a country and culture that are still cloaked in mystery. Compelling, moving, and unforgettable, THE MONK FROM BROOKLYN is a must-read that will stimulate each of your senses.
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