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The Story of the Stone: A Master Li Novel - Barry Hughart
The Story of the Stone: A Master Li Novel
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Set in a mythical, medieval China where folklore and history are indistinguishable, a dead monk, an ancientand now missingmanuscript, and a ghostly murderer entice the venerable Master Li and his faithful companion Number Ten Ox into the Valley of Sorrows for a deadly and uproarious confrontation... show more
Set in a mythical, medieval China where folklore and history are indistinguishable, a dead monk, an ancientand now missingmanuscript, and a ghostly murderer entice the venerable Master Li and his faithful companion Number Ten Ox into the Valley of Sorrows for a deadly and uproarious confrontation with the long-dead Laughing Prince. 
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553282788 (0553282786)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (#2)
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Although I really enjoyed Bridge of Birds, I thought that some of the magic had gone with The Story of the Stone. The motivation of the characters in Stone is shallow, and they're acting like detectives in a rather simplified story compared to the predecessor. The emotional connection of Number Ten ...
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3.0 The Story of the Stone (Master Li and Number 10 Ox #2)
As wonderful as the first book was, this was a bit of a let down. I certainly enjoyed the read, it just didn't pack quite the same punch as Bridge of Birds. Li and Ox have to deal with a long dead sadist prince. In the process they find some "kind of lost" souls, go through the 10 layers of chines...
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