Xinyi Zhang Zhang de Amt Wachsenburg, Germany
Theroux meets a cast of characters and interrogates them about the Cultural Revolution. So in some way this is a first-hand history of how China sees itself. Also Theroux eats many interesting foods en route. But this one's less engaging than his other books.
A good story with an interesting premise. I will admit to wondering if, when I turned the next page, I would find a pop-up of Charlton Heston staring me in the face since I felt like I was reading a different version of The Ten Commandments. It's a good book and I look forward to the next one in the series.