Monday, April 10, 2006


Hong Kong.

Martin Booth's memoir of growing up in Hong Kong in the early 1950's, Golden Boy, was favorably reviewed in The New York Times Book Review this weekend. I read a copy purchased overseas (published as Gweilo) some months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, but have not found the time to write up books I read before I started this blog. Were I looking for something to read on a flight to Hong Kong, I probably would recommend it over Travelers' Tales: Hong Kong (a decent anthology) or Jan Morris' Hong Kong, and definitely over Paul Theroux's Kowloon Tong, a miserable little novel.

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