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10 thoughts on “Water Touching Stone

  1. says:

    Ostensibly this is a mystery novel and it's a good one It may seem strange then for me to suggest that the marvelous and compelling storyline is practically irrelevant but in some ways it is An even greater power of this book lies in it's characterizations it's sense of place and it's vivid visceral evocation of vanishing and emerging cultures Set in Tibet and Central Asia amid societies being absorbed into the

  2. says:

    In this his second novel featuring Inspector Shan a Han Chinese political exile in Tibet Pattison moves from southern Tibet the setting for The Skull Mantra to the far northwest of China to the lands of the Kazakh and Uighur Moslem clans The action begins in media res Pattison immediately creating a situation of grave danger as Shan and his Tibetan companions are sent to solve the murder of a teacher and her pu

  3. says:

    At our bookstore this is shelved under crime and yet I find myself hesitating to call it crime fiction Yes there is a murder there are several murders actually and there is crime and there is a detective but this was unlike any other piece of crime fiction I ever readAlthough it's the second in a series of novels about detective Shan this book was the first I read completely I started reading the first book a

  4. says:

    A beautifully and skillfully written book that weaves Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and a story of mystery and adv

  5. says:

    One of the most amazing series of books I have ever readDon't let the fact it is a detective series dissuade you from readi

  6. says:

    I have really been enjoying the inspector Shan series but it is so depressing what is happening to Tibet as so well outlin

  7. says:

    Mystery set in Tibet it is an homage to a profound beautiful culture and an anchor to our own restless urbanity

  8. says:

    This would take pages to review in detail It was an extremely difficult read for me and the length wasn't the hardest part of difficult It's mood is ominous and set into different and often viscous sets of circumstances Because it encompasses entire regions Western provinces of China ethnic mixtures Tibet as an entity mindset of

  9. says:

    A murderer is preying on a group of orphans and their teacher as disappeared In response a disgraced former Chinese investigator and his Tibetan mentors sally forth As they seek to prevent further deaths they come across the resistance kazakhs and uighers seeking to maintain their culture and the han chinese sett

  10. says:

    Another Inspector Shan mystery that provides about the destruction of native cultures by the Chinese central government Perhaps some idealization of the noble savage in examining the vanishing ways of life in Tajikistan and similar areas but informative and moving nonetheless

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Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Eliot Pattison

Nd one by one her orphaned students have followed her to her grave victims of a killer harboring unfathomable motives Abandoning his mountain hermitage Shan Tao Yun a former Beijing police inspector who has been exiled to Tibet emb One of the most amazing series of books I have ever readDon t let the fact it is a detective series dissuade you from reading themThis series gets to the heart of all that ishas been going on in TibetHistory hidden behind the label of a detective series these books speak of Tibet it s struggle againstthe invasion of China how the Chinese tried to wipe out Buddhism it s monks and a way of life that has existed for thousands of years This series will make your soul cry make your spirit soar and believe in the power of faith in a people whose courage rose above all the horrors that surrounded them I strongly suggest this series to anyone who is interested in Tibet and the story of it s people

Summary Water Touching Stone

Water Touching Stone

Arks on a search for justice Shadowed by bizarre tales of an unleashed 'demon' Shan braces himself for even darker imaginings as he stalks a killer and fights to restore spiritual balance to the ancient and tenuous splendor of Tibe A murderer is preying on a group of orphans and their teacher as disappeared In response a disgraced former Chinese investigator and his Tibetan mentors sally forth As they seek to prevent further deaths they come across the resistance kazakhs and uighers seeking to maintain their culture and the han chinese settling in their lands the book is than a crime thriller it is eual part an exploration of tibetan culture and a travelogue It is on this third dimension that the book worked best for me as the author is great at conjuring up what life is like there As a crime thriller i found it managed to be both obvious and confusing in parts As an exploration of tibetan culture it is very interesting and very educationalI found the book to be very didactic and one sided the tibetans are all wise saints and almost all chinese are predators there is a point of view that the tibetan monks practiced a restrictive theocracy that deeply hurt the people of tibet but it gets no play here

Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Eliot Pattison

In Water Touching Stone the seuel to the internationally acclaimed The Skull Mantra Shan Tao Yun is cloistered in a remote Tibetan sanctuary when he receives shattering news A teacher revered by the oppressed has been found slain a In this his second novel featuring Inspector Shan a Han Chinese political exile in Tibet Pattison moves from southern Tibet the setting for The Skull Mantra to the far northwest of China to the lands of the Kazakh and Uighur Moslem clans The action begins in media res Pattison immediately creating a situation of grave danger as Shan and his Tibetan companions are sent to solve the murder of a teacher and her pupils Buddhist and Taoist myths and philosophy are central to the narrative as they are central in the lives of the characters Tension is thick not only because of the dangers the companions face from others but also because of the suspicions and prejudices among themselves Pattison creates an ambiance of a culture and geography utterly foreign to our own a way of looking at and experiencing life that contrasts greatly to that of contemporary Western society Pattison has created a gripping story involving contemporary history and ancient cultures all contributing to make an engrossing mystery in a very foreign context Almost continually I find myself wondering about the accuracy of the history and politics that he portrays I know little about the politics and peoples of Tibet and especially Xinjiang and it would be easy for me to assume that what Pattison describes is factually accurate It would also be easy for me to erroneously assume such accuracy and for the author to be writing what in effect is a propaganda document and so I must be alert and aware that such is a possibility and a danger One can enjoy a good story for its own sake even while suspending judgment about factual veracityHere are two uotations from the book that I especially liked Maybe humans existjust to keep virtue alive and to pass it on to someone else The great barriers to understandingare material possessions which only build hunger for and time which pushes so many through life fearful that they will miss something if they slow as though if they are uick enough they can change their destiny There were many characters of importance in this novel and it was not until the end that I was sure that I was keeping them all straight and the plot was sufficiently convoluted that it was only in the last couple of chapters that I could discern its details But most of all I wanted another glimpse of the Tibetan people their culture and traditions and this book was a most satisfactory depiction