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This is a sprawling, epic adventure told by Marco Polo of his REAL adventures and travels, the marvels he encounters, the terrors, the wise and evil rulers, the wonders of the East. Like all Jennings' books, he comments on everything and everyone and grows from a naive boy to an intelligent, thoughtful, admirable man. Wonderful, engrossing story.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure/artifacts Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Turkey    -   Eastern Europe Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel    -   Arabia    -   Russia    -   The 'stans    -   India    -   Southeast Asia    -   China    -   Japan    -   Pacific Islands Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   sherpas Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   quicksand Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   use of artificial tools    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   boiling    -   diced    -   crushed    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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