Journey to the West

Journey to the West

by Anthony C. Yu (Translator)
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I picked up this book out of curiosity, got hooked, and then read all four books by this author! An easy read, I laughed all the way through it and admired the amazing and artistic story. I enjoyed this book for many reasons: the wonderful characters, the rich poetry, the realistic emotions, and the humor that made you smile and laugh throughout the book. It is one of the most famous Chinese folk tales. You can learn so much about a culture through its stories and folk tales! It is somewhat like reading about King Arthur, Shakespeare or any other wide spread and well known European legends/stories that most western countries know. I would recomend from jr. high and up, and don't be intimidated because it is a thick book. Like I said, it's a quick read, and there are notes in the back for the unfamiliar mythological characters, monsters, iconography, etc. that makes the poems and story clear. So go ahead and read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I cant wait to read the others. I thought it was really cool how it used Chinese poetry to describe a person or a panorama of a scene.