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Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was - Barry Hughart Bridge of Birds is a fun, delightful, and charming novel. The journey of Number Ten Ox and Li Kao to find the root and heal the village children reads like out of a movie. Much of the story is episodic, with the characters jumping from one well done scheme to another harrowing escape.

I enjoyed how the ending of the story is about something much larger than the original intent of the journey. I thought the story was explained well and the plot moved along rapidly. In a way, it was very simplistic, without ponderous religious or philosophical sections. It is a straightforward action/adventure story.