Go China
All about traveling & living in China.

American Shaolin is a must read!

  • Jun 10, 2010

What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?

 Inspirational, It shows readers that anyone can pursue what they're dreams are and overcoming their fears

Who would you recommend this reading to and why?

 Yes! Like I said its inspirational, inforative, and interesting. You learn about the shaolin culture and what they "dont tell us" about their lifestyles

Consider the setting.

 Old rural china

Consider the story/plot.

 A young kid pursuing something he dreamed of doing

Consider character development.

 Physically and spiritually weak, slowly evolves into strong-willed character

Consider themes and motifs.


Consider literary elements used, such as metaphors


What was the message/purpose of the writing?


Compare and contrast reading with other book types


Compare and contrast reading to movie adaptations.


Describe the illustrations (if applicable).


Reflect on the author.


Nonfiction: Describe the facts and research.


Non-book: How topic is related to "books?"


Non-book: If e-reader, evaluate pros and cons.


Non-book: Describe value & usability of website.


Non-book: Why users should try new reading gadget.


What did you think of this review?

Fun to Read
Post a Comment
More American Shaolin: Flying Kicks... reviews
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Great book, learned alot about eastern culture and the differences amongst us in the western world. American Shaolin is a must read because it makes you feel like your living the speakers life, it is a unique and interesting book.
review by . March 16, 2009
I read this book before taking a trip to the same temple to train with monks. Polly's book is generally autobiographical and I got to observe many phenomena he described in his book. I can vouch for much of his authenticity and appreciate the vividness and detail he puts into his descriptions. I also appreciate the effort he put into his travels and the contributions his trip made toward Shaolin's relationship with the US.    Polly is a very clever writer with a very good education …
About the reviewer
Member Since: Jun 10, 2010
Last Login: Jun 25, 2010 01:22 PM UTC
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this book
First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
Go China is part of the Lunch.com Network - Get this on your site
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since