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Journey to the West Lake By Paul Cox
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Wu Cheng'en's "Journey to the West", the famous Ming Dynasty adventure novel/coded alchemical treatise, is rightly regarded as one of the four great literary classics of ancient China. This... More > is not that book. This is the story of Rabbit, an (almost) ordinary architecture student having an extraordinary day in the modern business capital of Hangzhou. Her journey is in search of a vitally important number that holds the key to a universal numerological mystery, though she's really just looking for an excuse to skip some classes. Her companions are an immortal fighting cricket, a garbage collector versed in geomancy, and an epicurean bicycle thief. In their way stand a crazed cola kingpin, the underwater army of the Great Golden Buffalo, and the single most powerful ancient relic in China. It's going to be a long day....Barry Hogart-esque Chinese adventure-fantasy, written for National Novel Writing Month 2004. Followed by The Legend of White Snake Inc.< Less
The Legend of White Snake Inc. By Paul Cox
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The First Emperor of Qin squandered an empire on searching for the Elixir of Immortality. Rabbit, a bored architecture student in Hangzhou, found it by accident on one eventful autumn day. But even... More > life among the Feathered Ones on the celestial Mount Penglai can get old for a modern young woman. After getting her fill of poetry, peonies and pandas, she decides to follow in the footsteps of many an immortal and return to Earth for a bit of fun. As for her companion Splinter-of-Jade, ancient champion fighting cricket turned self-appointed Grand Historian, he's just tagging along to watch the inevitable carnage. Time passes quickly in the lower realms, however, and the China they return to isn't quite what it used to be....This work of Classical Chinese Taoist Sci-Fi was written in the first 20 days of November 2005 through participation in National Novel Writing Month. It is a sequel to 2004's Journey to the West Lake.< Less
Shahrazad Perceived the Dawn By Paul Cox
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There have been few novels written about modern Kuwait in the Oil Age. This isn't surprising: in the world's richest city-state, there's a lot of money to be made but few stories to tell. Over the... More > course of five long Ramadan nights, six strangers driven by a shared destiny embark on a search for these stories - stories like there used to be, stories buried under sand and concrete, stories to redeem a city slowly becoming a non-place. But instead they find a tribe of organized cats, smuggling operations in the back room of a Starbucks, a desert of tires on the road to Iraq, midnight oddities in the marketplace, and a plot to bury the city under its own black gold. In the process, the story they find is their own - an absurd, tragicomic tale that would have kept Shahrazad herself up all night.... This, Paul's first novel, was written in Kuwait for National Novel Writing Month in the first 17 days of November/Ramadan 2003.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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