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I am agog at Thubron's travels and this one is a cracker. Waiting for more of his excellence.
This book beautifully describes the tranquility, hardship & beauty of travel in this part of the world. Colin Thubron's ability to capture detail is admirable.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I would recommend the book, but as a read not this Audible version. I struggled with the narration, which I felt lacked warmth or empathy, and seemed to take a rather detached and world-weary tone throughout. The main vision conjured up was of the narrator's raised eyebrow as he described another quaint Buddhist or Hindu belief, which is a shame because the heart of the book evocatively describes not only a completely alien way of belief, but also the author's own personal losses, as he makes this journey so associated with death and the supernatural. I found my often thoughts drifting off elsewhere, unusual when listening to audiobooks.
What did you like best about this story?
The insight into a culture and belief system so removed from my own
Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Keeble’s performances?
No, I don't think so, sadly
Could you see To a Mountain in Tibet being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?