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Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Thunderstruck What I don't understand is why no movie has been made from this book. It has everything-suspense, romance, history. What more could one ask?! the only "problem" with Mr Larson's books is that they are so engrossing and informative, that it's hard to decide whether I should read it, my husband - or both of us! Nice "problem." Just as in "The Devil in the White City," Mr. Larson does a great job of weaving two stories together, and yet delineating by chapters, so we are not confused. It's so much more pleasant to read, than those books where they switch eras and stories in the middle of a chapter or even a paragraph. I won't give any spoilers in case any prosective readers don't know the outcome of the mystery case, but suffice it to say it was immensely suspenseful and renders television series pale substitutes, by comparison. The part about Marconi and the race to refine wireless communications (can we all say thank you?) was very informative, and nourished the geek in me. It also is a book that I read outloud, more than any in recent years. I think I shared half the book with my husband. I have read some reviews that say the two stories in the book are not related, but in reality, the two interwoven stories are very related - and I wonder now, if those reviewers actually finished the book! I highly recommend this book. My only warnings are: (1) It IS long, but in my esteem, quite worth the time I spent reading it. (2) You won't want to put it down, then won't want it to end. And you will likely end up like me, eagerly "chomping at the bit" for Mr. Larson's next book (hint hint).
Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook by Fuchsai Dunlop is an outstanding cookbook that I enjoyed reading.