Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Library's Forgotten Treasure: The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox

When I look out my window and watch the rain drip from the eaves, I am reminded of what Number Ten Ox thought of days like this;
 'a perfect day for splashing ink around'.
He was endeavouring to write down the adventures he shared with Master Li and would often chew the end of his mouse whisker brush while contemplating his next brush stroke.
As a rule, I am not that fond of Alternate Histories as most that Mr Bear reads are of an SF Military end of the world scenario and who needs that on a drippy windy day?
But these Chronicles..O find them if you can, they are masterfully  and beautifully written by Barry Hughart of a China that never was; full of magic, mayhem and mystery.
Who could ask for more>
Blessings of a good read, hot coffee and place to curl up in.

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