Customer Reviews for

To a Mountain in Tibet

Average Rating 3.5
( 24 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(5)

2 Star

(4)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 8 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    A take your time reading. Very educational. Helped me learn about Tibet. I will read again. Next time I will get even more out of it Enjoyed it very much. Can't wait to share the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 12, 2013

    This is an extraordinary book, in the quality of observation Col

    This is an extraordinary book, in the quality of observation Colin Thubron brings to his work and his
    lean, poetic writing -- writing which feels both natural and at times improvisational, as well.  

    The book is "just enough," in many ways, hinting at beautiful depths.  The book is clearly a very personal journey and a spiritual one.

    I read it first several months ago and it's still with me. If you are looking for pure travelogue, you'll get much of that but you may be disappointed. But if you are
    looking for a work of art and a masterpiece at that, it will deeply affect you.

    I particularly like how Thubron addresses in a nuanced way the grief he is experiencing and how he ends his journey with a blue note rather than a pat resolution.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 13, 2012

    As a descendant of John Dryden and someone who was born to Briti

    As a descendant of John Dryden and someone who was born to British privilege, the author developed his writing ability early and then devoted his life to writing travel accounts, mostly (what a great way to live!). This is a beautiful and sensitive account of a personal journey to Mt. Kailas in Tibet where thousands of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims travel, apparently, to repair their soul even as they must circumambulate the frozen massif for several days at nearly 19,000 ft. above sea level, many risking their lives in the process. CT does a beautiful job in weaving a description of the amazing journey with his own memories of his family and feelings of their loss even as he intertwines informed observations about local culture, myth, and spirituality. He makes the claim that he wrote his first book (Mirror to Damascus, 1967) only after he settled in to live with a family in Damascus.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    good book

    In recording his journey to a sacred mountain, Thubron paints a subtle, and excellent portrayal of modern Tibet. The ending's a bit abrupt, but it's a very good book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 8 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1