Monday, February 15, 2010

bookforum's Jonathan Taylor reviews COUNTRY DRIVING by Peter Hessler

..."But longtime New Yorker writer Peter Hessler has always balanced his observations of China's peculiarities with a sense that the Western world is pretty strange, too." ... "Hessler doesn't interpret China, rather, he lets his one-on-one experiences suggest its multitude of possibilities. The result is a book about China that the Chinese could learn from at least as much as Americans—were they were permitted to read it."