The Buddha of Brewer Street ePUB è The Buddha

The Buddha of Brewer Street ePUB è The Buddha My notes from 15 years ago did not encourage a reread Contains interesting tidbits.Another odd thing, contrary to my usual habit, I did not mark those interesting tidbits. I have to agree with some of the other reviews for this as the beginning was a little slow But, despite the pace, I somehow was getting lost quite a bit Dobbs jumps between the different characters and is a little ambiguous for a while so you wonder who you are with right at that moment and it turns out you are in the Himalayas, and then next you are in Chinatown in London However, once the storyline began to pick up, it was easier to follow these jumps around the world So the actual storyli I have to agree with some of the other reviews for this as the beginning was a little slow But, despite the pace, I somehow was getting lost quite a bit Dobbs jumps between the different characters and is a little ambiguous for a while so you wonder who you are with right at that moment and it turns out you are in the Himalayas, and then next you are in Chinatown in London However, once the storyline began to pick up, it was easier to follow these jumps around the world So the actual storyline was very interesting I m not usually into this kind of political scandal but I very much enjoyed the turn of events Also, the Prologue takes you back to 1959, a world that seems so far away from our present day, and Dobbs captures this moment so well As a character, Goodfellowe, orTummo Goodfella , is not very likeable But there are some moving moments and you really come to love his courage and, occasionally, personality I would recommend this book as even though it might be outside your usual genre preference, it is a good read As the mystery begins to spiral out of control,you begin to read non stop, then you look at the time and oops But, it s well worth it, so give it a try 3.5 stars P.S beware of the gruesome details of torture There are two main occasions where it gets a bit icky You have been warned A very enjoyable read Dobbs is better known for the House of Cards but I have farenjoyed the Goodfellowe series Even if you are not a fan of Cards, give Goodfellowe a try. Originally published on my blog here in November 1998.The Buddha of Brewer Street is the second of Michael Dobbs new series about politics, featuring Thomas Goodfellowe, MP whose name formed the title of the first book Clearly disenchanted with the biting satire of his first political series, the House of Cards trilogy, Dobbs has embarked on something far gentler in that respect with the Goodfellowe novels A word of warning, though The Buddha of Brewer Street contains some explicit and ext Originally published on my blog here in November 1998.The Buddha of Brewer Street is the second of Michael Dobbs new series about politics, featuring Thomas Goodfellowe, MP whose name formed the title of the first book Clearly disenchanted with the biting satire of his first political series, the House of Cards trilogy, Dobbs has embarked on something far gentler in that respect with the Goodfellowe novels A word of warning, though The Buddha of Brewer Street contains some explicit and extremely unpleasant torture scenes, making the book not one for the squeamish.The plot concerns Goodfellowe s involvement with the Tibetan Dalai Lama, in the last few weeks he spends as a Foreign Office minister before resigning to attend to family affairs When the Dalai Lama dies as the result of a terrorist attack, his closest followers begin the search for his reincarnated successor The treatment that they, another Tibetan monks, receive at the hands of the Chinese is what forms the unpleasant side of the book, mentioned above When they realise that the portents say the child has been born in Britain, Goodfellowe becomes involved.As in the earlier book, the character of Goodfellowe is the mainstay of The Buddha of Brewer Street The other people gain in realism the closer they are to him and thethey are involved in the chaotic private life which is so important in the portrayal of his character This is by no means an uncommon device, because it mirrors the way in which each person knows and understandsabout those who are closest to them Dobbs writes well, and understands Westminster thoroughly, a combination which has produced much success for him and which ensures that many will continue to read his books in the future I went in expecting a classic normal page turning semi mystery adventure bool That s what ya get Pretty fun book I m glad it didn t overplay any aspect of romantic parts and left most of that away from the main character I wish that movies could havestory telling being them and less just in your face action This one was good,the thinking and characters and development Less of an in your face action stuff Fun read It s wild to think about what is gonna happen when the current I went in expecting a classic normal page turning semi mystery adventure bool That s what ya get Pretty fun book I m glad it didn t overplay any aspect of romantic parts and left most of that away from the main character I wish that movies could havestory telling being them and less just in your face action This one was good,the thinking and characters and development Less of an in your face action stuff Fun read It s wild to think about what is gonna happen when the current Dali Lama dies This poor book has lingered a long time in the I am reading this status I often havethan one book being read at a given time, and this one had to take a back seat to a few that needed to be read in atimely fashion But, despite the lag time from first picking the book up, till finishing it just now, the story didn t suffer.I had never met Tom Goodefellow, or Tummo Godfella, before and found him a decent likable character despite being a politician I found myself caught up in t This poor book has lingered a long time in the I am reading this status I often havethan one book being read at a given time, and this one had to take a back seat to a few that needed to be read in atimely fashion But, despite the lag time from first picking the book up, till finishing it just now, the story didn t suffer.I had never met Tom Goodefellow, or Tummo Godfella, before and found him a decent likable character despite being a politician I found myself caught up in the descriptions of life in China Town and Tibet I am relatively naive about the politics rumbling around with China and Tibet, so this was of interest Poor Tom was a bit down on his luck though, with life in general I hope he can get his relationships with women daughter, wife, secretary and love interest sorted out He s in a bit of a muddle I d read another by this author, I think, though I did think the plausibility of the plot a little thin This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This author came highly recommended but I cannot say I enjoyed this book About 50 pages in there was a very graphic torture scene that comes out of nowhere It was dark and left me feeling horrible I m not looking for literature with rose coloured glasses but if I am reading something for entertainment I don t want to feel sullied by the book I won t be trying any of his other books. I quite enjoyed this book I wish I could find other books by this Michael Dobbs in the States It is odd that his books are not readily available here He wrote the books upon which the popular House of Cards series is based. Not as pacy as other novels by Dobbs, and the torture scenes a bit too graphic for me, but an unusual mix of Westminster sculduggery and a spotlight on the oppression suffered by Tibet from the Chinese government Thomas Goodfellowe is an interesting character, on his way down in his political career, bumbling through his private life, but a powerful and resourceful manipulator. Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in the search for the new Dalai Lama in this highly original and compelling thriller from the author of GOODFELLOWE MP and HOUSE OF CARDS now reissued in new cover styleTom Goodfellowe is the unlikeliest of political heroes An MP whose career has already been consigned to the scrapheap of history, with a private life that staggers between confusion and chaos And it s all about to get worseA new Dalai Lama is born The infant god king of Tibet And around the child explodes an international conspiracy that will carve a trail of death from the slopes of Mount Everest right to the heart of London s ChinatownGoodfellowe becomes drawn into a murderous race against time and against sinister sources within his own government On the outcome will hang the fate of one of the world s great religions and Goodfellowe s turbulent personal life Because someone, someone very close, is betraying him at every turn

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