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Lyrical and moving,
This review is from: To a Mountain in Tibet (Hardcover)
Travel writer extraordinaire Colin Thubron is back. If you're familiar with his rich, mellifluous prose and empathetic exploration of non-western culture, religion and history, then this is a must-read piece of work.
To a Mountain in Tibet describes the author's journey as embarks on a pilgrimage to sacred Mount Kailas, encountering on his way a fascinating cross-section of Nepalese and Tibetan society.
Shorter than usual but movingly personal, profound and highly evocative, this is a book (like all of Thubron's) which deserves to be read again and again.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2011 12:54:04 GMT
After reading Colin Thubron's book about Siberia and several of his books on China, I was waiting for this additional book to be published. It did not disappoint. He has such a way of drawing the reader to the most remote areas of the world through his illuminating narratives. His journeys seem arduous in the extreme however he hardly ever resorts to self pity, instead focussing on the patchwork of people and places along his route. Wittily observant of the smallest details and full of warmth and understanding for the suffering of the impoverished situations of his fellow travellers. A truly engaging writer.
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 09:00:39 BDT
How does it compare to older books like Seven Years in Tibet or Among the Tibetans?
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