Zu schnell eHow he manages to combine the depressing truth with hopeven if it is fictional But there are good people as well as bad and it s good to be able to it is fictional But there are good people as well as bad and it s good to be able to that in mindAnd what a great main character Inspector Shan is and how wonderfully different these crime novels are because apart from trying to find out the truth there s not much that s comparable to mainstream crime fiction Since Shan is officially listed as an Sleepless (Bird of Stone, escapee from a labor camp he can t go around and demand proof or do background check or call a crime lab or do any of the things detectives in other novels do His uests for truth are a lot less straightforward but still told in such a compelling way that it s impossible to put the book downven though there are no cheap thrills I don t think these books are verybody s cup of tea but then again which book ver is But I love them a lot and I cannot wait to read the restOh and one thing usually I prefer to read books in English if that s the original language But class="16ef266340157ddd3a15de5d3b369a78" style="color: #3333FF; font-size: 40px;">For The First Time the first time a while I understand people when they say they re used to the translation and when the translation is as good as this it s understandable So I m going to stick to the German version This is the third novel in a series about Shan a Chinese Han former Beijing Inspector sent to a forced labor camp in Tibet a camp from which he was ultimately unofficial. From the Chinese army But why is the army so desperate to find the artefact ntrusted to Shan Why is an aged medicine lama being stalked by government agents Why has an American woman a geologist for an oil company abandoned the project and fled into the mountains Shan discovers not answers but only new mysteries as he is drawn to such unexpected places as the raucous headuarters base of the Western oil venture and a monast. .
A very long book about chinese corruption and atrocities in Tibet good for a person like me with a bad coldneeded a long book I think this is the best novel I ve ver read Another stunner by Pattison in his Inspector Shan series A long book 626 pages in the pb version I read and a slow pace could A long book 626 pages
"IN THE PB VERSION I READ "the pb version I read a slow pace could the recipe for boring but Shan and Pattison s other characters are so Invisible (The Curse of Avalon engaging and the obvious feelings that the author has for Tibet and Tibetans in their struggle against China means that interest does not wane As with all the Shan books so far it is this struggle both within Shan as he continues to discover his inner deity and of the Tibetans to retainverything that they are against the oppressive forces of the Chinese regime that is as much the crux of the story as is the actual mystery itself If I had to name the one thing I love most about these books it s Lokesh He is one of the most likable and inspiring characters I have ver met in a book It s good I don t have to limit myself to just one thing however because that way I can also talk about Pattison s uncanny ability to describe a country and its traditions and people so well it s uncanny ability to describe a country and its traditions and people so well it feels like you are there and you can feel the wind and sense the beauty And I can talk about how powerful his descriptions of the crimes against the Tibetans are And how beautiful his language is and. When disgraced former inspector Shan Tao Yun joins a group of reverent Tibetans returning a sacred artefact to its home it seems he has at last found the peace he has struggled for since leaving prison What starts as a spiritual pilgrimage however uickly turns into a desperate flight through the Tibetan wilderness as the outlawed monk who guides them is murdered and Sham discovers that the artefact has recently been stolen. ,
Ly released Subseuently he worked with Tibetans struggling to preserve their culture from destruction by the Chinese government Pattison an international lawyer and freuent to preserve their culture from destruction by the Chinese government Pattison an international lawyer and freuent to China has obvious affection for the Tibetan people and uses his novels to portray their plight to the world This particular volume is as xciting and intricately crafted as the previous two filled with danger and intrigue as well as the beliefs and tenacity of the people of Tibet When I read these books I always feel as if in a way I am reading a spiritual guidebook a guide to wisdom and that intrigues me Here are some of the uotations I copied out of the book as I read it Sift the sand to find the seeds of the universe Let them reach the original ground then plant them You must stop being a seeker of fact and become a seeker of truth When I begin a long journey my mind is often plagued with doubt over where it will lead about what comes after the one thousandth step or the ten thousandth So I try to make myself concerned only with the next step then the next after that so that ventually the ten
"THOUSANDTH BECOMES JUST ANOTHER NEXT STEP "becomes just another next step are made of nothing but light The ssence of life is luminosity meaning awareness We must learn how to stay the same by practicing change Sometimes deities are created in the seeking And the seeking itself may create the pat. Ery that seems attuned to the teachings of the party than those of Buddha And the further he travels into the mountains the Shan realises that what is at stake is not only justice but the spiritual survival of those who have joined his strange uest At the heart of Pattison's powerful tale is a story of a brave oppressed people who have learned to ndure by drawing strength from their land and their rich spiritual traditions.