The Magician Of Lhasa

The Magician Of Lhasa

by David Michie
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Ted_Biringer More than 1 year ago
In his new novel,David Michie, author of the non-fiction bestsellers Buddhism for Busy People, and Hurry Up and Meditate, puts the reader inside the mind of a novice Tibetan monk on the day of the Chinese invasion in 1959-thus begins an adventure in which the suspense does not let up. The novice monk, his teacher, a high ranking Lama, and another novice set off in an effort to transport a number of sacred texts out of Tibet to the safety of India. In his latest book, The Magician of Lhasa, author David Michie has proven himself a masterful storyteller as well as a truly gifted purveyor of Buddhist doctrine and methodology. Like the best novels, The Magician of Lhasa grabs the reader on page 1 and does not let go until the final satisfying paragraph. Just as the tension reaches a cutting point, David Michie transports the reader to the mind of a quantum scientist in 2007. This gifted, creative inventor and visionary is involved in his own adventure of trial and tribulation as he faces the modern version of life's great challenges; loneliness, disease, betrayal, and a modern manifestation of sublime dimensions-corporate tyranny. Don't start this book before bedtime-you just might be up all night. Michie ruthlessly leaves the reader on cutting edge cliff-hangers (some quite literally) as The Magician of Lhasa alternates between two very different worlds. The Tibetan refugees, willing to die if need be to accomplish their mission, come alive for the reader as they battle hunger, thirst, doubt, and the Red Army. So too, does the contemporary scientist take on the reality of an acquaintance, with all the difficulties and questions familiar to anyone that has grappled with great questions of life and death in the fractured modern world. Congratulations to David Michie-from nonfiction conveyer of Buddhist wisdom to the modern world, to transmitter of Buddhist wisdom through the entertaining art of fiction! David Michie's future is, as the living, breathing characters of his novel discover, not without a great deal of uncertainty-but it will definitely not be dull. -Ted Biringer, author of The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing
dpauli More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Make sure you have a highlighter ready because there are so many words of wisdom that you will want to reread. David Michie's book Hurry Up and Meditate is another great read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant tell you much i loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I definately recommend this novelized story of the monks escape from Llasa. Well done.
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Paola05 More than 1 year ago
I Love this book !!!! I couldn't stop reading, to be more precise, I read it in one week. You will love it !!!!!!. I'm waiting for the next one.