A timely, disquieting reflection on mortality, war and the startling dichotomy between the affluent West and the impoverished Third World. The victims of earthquake never show up but the camp erected for their arrival arouses suspicion across the border where the enemy is watchful. To make sense of his life, he goes off to an unnamed country, but which seems probably to be Afghanistan, volunteering his doctor skills. The cover and back jacket made me think I was going to get something really interesting and informative, but just like the refugees, it never really materialized for me. This story turned out much better than I first thought it would.
Surely mine was not the only story to be told. Ultimately, this book is a timely, powerful exploration into the uses and limits of benevolence. That is why we always give tea to our guests. Anderson only fleetingly considers going to some other remote location, but rejects it as foolish. We see him interact, over and over, with the same few side characters, and watch these relationships as they change and grow, and reveal the core personality that carries the novel. But the purpose of his journey escapes him as artillery fire arrives in lieu of refugees. I loved the author's exploration of the complex relationship between Easterners and Westerners when the protagonist was serving as a doctor in a remote valley in a Pakistan-like country after an earthquake.
The book wallows in the anxieties and depressive outlook of the middle-aged protagonist to an amateurish extent, but I was willing to accept this, and to suspend my disbelief that the disillusionment of old age could cause someone to be as passive as the protagonist was, when I thought it was semi-autobiographical. This haunting, resonant tour de force about one man's desire to live a moral life offers a moving exploration of the tensions between poverty and wealth, the ethics of intervention, the deep cultural differences that divide the world, and the essential human similarities that unite it. На внутренней стороне обложки могут быть очень незначительные идентифицирующие отметки. The writing is really beautiful and the plot has several twists that I was not expecting. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rhapsody In Books with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. On a whim, Charles offers to be the doctor of the refugee camp Coles is setting up. It's clear and deep and wise.
The aut Frank Huyler delivers on a stark and sparse novel about a doctor who travels to an unnamed Asian country set in the Himalayas. After his wife Rachel dies, Charles Anderson feels adrift. A dark, compelling story about moral ambition and its pitfalls-a necessary book for this moment in America's imperial history. . At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I found it especially interesting as I had just read and reviewed Highly recommended. This is a book that one will not easily forget.
Rai, the local liaison, is complex in his motivations and ambitions. But suddenly my lukewarm feelings turned to dislike when I looked at the author discussion in the back. With great flair he is able to take the reader to the more important real tragedies of life and how different cultures handle them. The detail and thought in every exchange and description is worth stopping, rereading and savouring. The sense of it all is enigmatic. Huyler himself is a physician and has lived in various countries. It will stay with me for a long time.
I thought it was excellent. Offering water to travelers is a tenet of Islam. I loved the autho This doesn't seem like the kind of book I usually read, but I liked the first chapter enough to buy it and continue onward. I thought it was excellent. There are no easy answers in this book, no quick solutions to either personal or cultural problems.
Huyler's writing is quiet, precise, spellbinding from beginning to end. The characters were solid and highly believable. Anyway, a doctor has both noble and selfish reasons to volunteer to serve at a refugee camp for earthquake victims, however, they never show up. I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but after a while the story picked up pace and I really enjoyed it. Shattered by his wife's death, and by his own role in it, successful cardiologist Charles Anderson volunteers to assist with earthquake relief in an impoverished Islamic country in a constant state of conflict with its neighbor. It tells the story of a cardiologist who after the death of his wife sets out to try and sort out within himself where his own life is going after this traumatic event. It is a riveting tale of our time, at once haunting and inspiring, provocative and insightful.
I didn't have anything against the protagonist and Elise, but I was still never really com The cover and back jacket made me think I was going to get something really interesting and informative, but just like the refugees, it never really materialized for me. The juxtaposition between Western idealism and Third World reality is explored in this thought provoking and timely novel. A timely, disquieting reflection on mortality, war and the startling dichotomy between the affluent West and the impoverished Third World. At the very least, binding them together, is the ceremony of tea. How did the fact that at least 90% of the protagonist´s utterances are questions, more akin to a seven year old´s naivety, manage to escape the proof reading stage? Middle aged cardiologist grieving after the death of his wife, travels to a nameless country Afghanistan-ish to help with earthquake relief. But when the refugees he's come to help do not appear and artillery begins to fall in the distance along the border, the story takes an unexpected turn.
I cannot give away plot spoilers here, but I found the conclusion dissatisfying. It is only the middle-aged who can see both ends for what they are. My male partner loved this book. Easily holds with the best contemporary fiction. Maybe I would have found out about Rai if I had read the whole thing, but that didn't happen. He volunteers to work as the doctor at a refugee camp, in a poverty-ridden Islamic country, set up to take the survivors of a devastating earthquake. It's clear and deep and wise, and very few contemporary novels can make that claim.
Together, with a l Well written. Shooting ensues causing an unnecessary death. That is why we always give tea to our guests. It's solid-so solid it reminds me of a mature Hemingway. He becomes whole through the experience and, indeed, the whole of the adventure puts his life in perspective. He shows exactly what Dr.