05 June 2007
The Laughing Sutra
I think Tatiana recommended The Laughing Sutra by Mark Salzman a few weeks ago. I'm not really familiar with Salzman, only knowing him from Night Train to Turkistan where I wasn't impressed with him, but I did like The Laughing Sutra. I especially liked the basic plot of the book that was both ancient and modern and based on some excellent stories of traveling the Silk Road.
I did get bogged down a bit in the middle. I thought it probably could have been shorter. But overall it was a great book and recommended. Thanks, Tatiana.