Iron & Silk by Mark Salzman

I finished the first of my new books this week, Iron & Silk by Mark Salzman. The memoir is the first he had published and recounts his two years teaching English in Hunan, China. While there he also studied martial arts under a famous master and improved his skill in calligraphy. (He did the calligraphy for the book.)

Iron & Silk

I wish I remembered where I first heard (or read) of Salzman.

I enjoyed the book. It was a good read. It’s a great story, compellingly told.

The eponymous 1990 movie (which Salzman wrote the screenplay for and starred in as himself) is in my Netflix queue. I look forward to watching it, and seeing how it compares to the text.

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One response to “Iron & Silk by Mark Salzman

  1. Pingback: Lost in Place by Mark Salzman « Word Lily

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