Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven - Review

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Description: They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them. Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes. In 1986, fresh out of college, Gilman and her friend Claire yearned to do something daring and original that did not involve getting a job. Inspired by a place mat at the International House of Pancakes, they decided to embark on an ambitious trip around the globe, starting in the People's Republic of China.

My Review: I am not a fan of "memoir" type books. Yet the cover interested me so I had to read this one. It started of slow and I thought "oh no!" Yet I kept reading and I'm so glad I did! This was such a fun, adventure book. I mean you have two college grad women who go to China on a shoestring budget, what could be more fun and adventurous???? A book that I thought I would have to "drudge" through I found myself staying up late to finish. I highly recommend this one. I do have to add that "cover" art was a seller! I don't know if I would've picked this one if the cover hadn't been so intriquing! A definite must read!!!!!


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Did you read it all the way to the end? Not so much fun, after all...

Actually, Yes! I read it all the way to the end, and I read your review, and I see it completely differently. It said at the beginning that Susan Jane Gilman kept a journal so that is why there was so much detail in the book. I thought the book was beautifully written.

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