Today I finished Barry Hughart’s Bridge of Birds. I have been a bad boy, checking it out from the library in April and renewing it several times because although I liked it I just was too spastic to sit down and read it. This book has been in my top five recommendations at Alexlit for ate least five years. I agree with the AI, it was indeed a fabulous book. I loved the mythic fairy tale feel of it, the crazy weird Chinese magic, the characters. I want to read the other books in the series now.