So Troost has decided to take his friend to the outer reaches of China - away from the polluted cities, towards the Himalayas. They stop in Dali where they notice an unusually large number of hippie Westerners and learn about reefer madness in China thanks to a Lonely Planet mention. After declining to partake, Troost observes "One thing I will not do is smoke weed in a country with mobile execution trucks". And this is why I love his writing, just the hint of humor encased in a dark truth as he goes on to explain the efficiency with which capital punishment is now administered in China.
I'm passing on the hour's mini-challenge because I had never heard of any of the books whose titles I bothered to unscramble
Pages read: 46
Ate: Cinnamon oatmeal with a handful of craisins