Was it naive to hope for peace with the Khan?
Is this another author who distances himself from his story?
How is it possible that 750 years don’t seem to leave a trace?
Is this book more about contemplation or more about adventure?
Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?
Are we looking at a career-obsessed explorer or at a blueprint for Indiana Jones?
Is China really that quirky, or do we sometimes just want things to be a certain way?
Did conservative ethics turn this great adventure story into such a slow read?
Is this just a book about three ladies taking it slow, or is it an epic adventure?
Is this too much racism even for an imperialist?
Is this guy our average Joe from the Middle Ages?
If Fleming is the more gifted writer, then why is this book better than his?
Would a little less irony have made this book even better?
Why is this one still so good today, even though a lot of it is untrue?