"Serenely confident, [Hessler] has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment; he knows when to join in the action and when simply to wait for things to happen. Today's China could have been made for him....[read more]
Hessler must have spent a good deal of mental energy developing a structure for his book, determined to strike an aesthetic balance between the personal lives of the individual Chinese whose stories he tells and the physical and historical spaces they inhabit. He achieved this by constructing a narrative scaffolding some readers may initially find distracting. But rest assured: everything soon falls into place."Hessler, Peter is the author of 'Oracle Bones A Journey Between China's Past And Present', published 2006 under ISBN 9780060826581 and ISBN 0060826584.