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The Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa Hardcover – 5 Apr 2004
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A fascinating read -- Observer
An extraordinary story crisp, dramatic and scrupulously even-handed -- Sunday Telegraph
Compelling The Dance of 17 Lives is investigative journalism of the highest order -- Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Mick Brown is the author of two previous books: Richard Branson, The Inside Story and American Heartbeat: Travels from Woodstock to San Jose by Song Title, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Prize for best travel book in 1994. Born in London in 1950, he is a freelance journalist and broadcaster.
Top customer reviews
This is a must have for anyone who is interested in getting some facts and insights about the Karmapa Controversy before making your own judgement. This book simply lays out the facts and opinions of others (quoted with names) that the author has found through interviews with people. It is up to the readers to make their own judgement.
This book has cleared away the final doubts and confusion I had since I first read about the controversy. Now I am free and happy. :)
I felt that the boys were used by adults to satisfy their own wishes, also I do not believe any of the young men are reincarnations of the 16th Karmapa or anyone else for that matter and wondered did they believe they were. These young men are now not able to enjoy a normal life due to being thrust into someone else's hunger for power.
I felt that Apo Gaga was the little Rinpoche in waiting until he could be useful. I would like to have captured more of a normal human side to the recognised Karmapa but this never came through. I would recommend this book to all readers not just Buddhists.