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Eliot Pattison

Forfatter af The Skull Mantra

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Juridisk navn
Pattison, Joseph Eliot
Fødselsdato
1951
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
Pennsylvania, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
Erhverv
lawyer
Agent
Natasha Kern
Kort biografi
Eliot Pattison has been described as a "writer of faraway mysteries," a label which is particularly apt for someone whose travel and interests span such a broad spectrum. After reaching a million miles of global trekking, visiting every continent but Antarctica, Pattison stopped logging his miles and set his compass for the unknown. Today he avoids well-trodden paths whenever possible, in favor of wilderness, lesser known historical venues, and encounters with indigenous peoples. An international lawyer by training, early in his career Pattison began writing on legal and business topics, producing several books and dozens of articles published on three continents. In the late 1990's he decided to combine his deep concerns for the people of Tibet with his interest in venturing into fiction by writing The Skull Mantra. Winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery--and listed as a finalist for best novel for the year in Dublin's prestigious IMPAC awards.

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the mystery was average but the information on tibet under occupation and buddhism made for a very interesting read
 
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cspiwak | 37 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
I read this because I liked The Skull Mantra, and the similarities are striking. The main character is fascinating, as is the setting, esp. if you're a sucker for post-apocalyptic scenarios. The suspense is great, but I found the plot to be perhaps too convoluted -- which I think was also a weakness of Skull Mantra. On the other hand, I am not a great lover of mysteries, but still enjoyed the book a great deal, based on the strength of the characterizations and setting.
 
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Byakhee | 8 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2024 |
his was about a Tibetan detective who had been sent to a work camp for having gotten too close to the truth in some key cases. He is asked to help the prison director with a case. He does. A bit slow moving, but interesting insight into Buddhist culture.
Wife Sharon has read another book by this author (Water Touching Stone), which she loved, so I stayed with this book, otherwise, I probably would have given up.
 
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jjbinkc | 37 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |
it took like 300 pages for this one to get going for me, and by then i was too lost to really understand all he was doing here. i think, actually, that this is a really interesting and complicated mystery and i like his messaging. he has a lot to say about the government in china and what is going on with tibet, the abuses and mistreatment that is rampant. there is a lot to learn in this book; about that and about buddhism. but mostly it was just too much of a slog for me, and too hard, even though he is obviously a good writer, and cares about this place and these people. it was probably just the wrong time for me to read this, and i wish i had liked it more, but this wasn't for me right now.

"'It is a mistake to think of courage as something you show to others. True courage is only something you show to yourself.'"
… (mere)
 
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overlycriticalelisa | 37 andre anmeldelser | Sep 20, 2022 |

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20
Medlemmer
3,230
Popularitet
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Vurdering
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Anmeldelser
105
ISBN
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