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The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years - His Exploits in India and Tibet as Faithfully Recorded by Hurree Chunder Mookerjee, C.I.E., F.R.S., F.R.G.S., Rai Bahadur (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 9. November 2000

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"A total success ... If you are a fan of the detective, you must read it." -- Daily Express "'The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes' is a witty fast-paced piece of entertainment of which Arthur Conan Doyle might have been proud." -- Times Literary Supplement 'This book is brilliant... If you are a fan of the detective, you must read it' -- Daily Express -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.


Recording the adventures of Sherlock Holmes as he travelled in Tibet with Hurree Chunder Mookerjee, this novel follows Holmes's brush with the Great Game, with Colonal Creighton, Lurgan Sahib and the world of Kim.

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The initial two thirds of the book is pretty good. The author has been successful in getting the style of ACD especially well in the first half of the book.

Towards the end, when the magic starts kicking in and of all the people, I cannot think Holmes as a mystical man. And when the author tries to do so, it is exceedingly disappointing.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent, my dear Holmes! 17. November 2003
Von Raven - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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So long as you don't allow yourself to be tricked into buying the same book twice (yes, Virginia, Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years is the same book!!) you are in for a treat. This author captures Holmes as Holmes would have been--still the world's greatest detective. Disguise, aliases, locations, all these meant nothing to the man behind the magnifying glass. The Fu Manchu like attack with the leech in the lamp--brilliant! I can't say enough good things about this book except Jamyang Norbu, don't make it your last! Definately five Sherlock stars! Quoth the Raven...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen A Good Idea, Poorly Executed 14. Dezember 2005
Von Voracious Reader - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The conceit of the novel is great - SH's missing years, Kipling's Huree Babu as narrator. But the novel fails on multiple levels. Although it puts SH in new situations, it gives us no new insight on or vision of him. In places reading _Mandala_ felt like reading a Holmes story written by Doyle, which the author may take as a compliment, but which I don't mean as one as here it felt merely as hero-worship. Not that I was looking for SH to be taken down a peg or two, but I was hoping to get out of what can sometimes feel like vise-grip of SH's mind in the Doyle stories. Norbu had the oppourtunity to do this, but too great a fan of Doyle/SH, he simply followed the formula: a perplexing case, SH's focused mind, mysterious orders issued by SH to trap the criminal, the catch, and then a full explanation to a bewildered Watson/Huree. There is nothing we/Watson/Huree can do but gape in admiration. The same goes for the Tibeten Lamas. In the wierdly Haggard-esque scenes in the Ice Caves, I kept expecting one of the Lamas to _do_ something. But evidently only SH has all the answers and can save the day. If this were done tongue-in-cheek (say, alluding ironically to Superman, etc), Norbu might have been able to pull it off (and write an interesting scene). But as it is, he _does_ seem to believe that all the answers lie with SH. This works in Doyle's stories (although even he tired of it), but more than a 100 yrs later, it feels tedious.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Sherlock Holmes in Lhssa 1. März 2005
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Sure this is pastiche But it is crafted with care. The author shows great care in trying to give a good 19th century feel to his story. The fact that he brings Tibetan philosophy into his plot line should not be that much of a shock. I grew up on Sax Rohmer[Arthur Henry Ward], T. Lobsang Rampa[Cyril Hoskins], & Joan Grant "far memory" books. I love the Doyle canon but even Doyle was fallible. I enjoyed this book very much, in fact I hope the author writes another. FYI there is a glossary at the back of the book.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A valiant effort that barely misses the mark 19. Januar 2003
Von H. Hughes - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Having been a devoted Holmes fan since the age of five, I have read a great many purported "further adventures" of Holmes based on "forgotten manuscripts". More often than not, such books are little more than cheap and shallow attempts to capitalise on the marketability of Holmes character.
Jamyang Norbu has avoided such a fate by writing a truly excellent book, for the most part. His portrayal of Holmes is spot on, and he evokes the atmospheres of both India and Thibet tremendously well.
As has been pointed out by other reviewers, the point at which the book stumbles (and which prevents me giving it 5 stars) is the last quarter of the book, where, unfortunately, Norbu's plot twists revert to an overly melodramatic, borderline comical clicheness. By the end of the book, I was halfway expecting the narrator to announce that he was the long lost love child of Holmes and Irene Adler!
Having said all this, the book is an admirable piece of work, well deserving of the awards it has received. It also does its part in raising awareness about the absolutely deplorable treatment of Thibetans by the Chinese government, both currently and historically. As a graduate student of both history and political science, I find it amazing not only that the West allows such abuse to go on with so little coverage - let alone intervention - but that the Chinese government can still maintain a straight face whilst criticising the West for interfering in other nations' development and affairs.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A Winning Story Stumbles at the End 10. Oktober 2001
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Most people who know a little about Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series know that at one point Doyle got sick of the detective series and killed off his star character, only to be forced into "resurrecting" him after a two year absence. Here, in one of the many, many, many, modern takes on the Holmes series, eminent Tibetan author Norbu details Holmes adventures incognito in India and Tibet during those two years. The role of Dr. Watson (both as bumbling sidekick and chronicler) is here assumed by Hurree Chandar Mookerjee, a Bengali spy lifted from yet another work of fiction, Rudyard Kipling's "Kim" (and just to be totally clear, he was based on a real Indian who spied for the British!). The adventures initially consist of a plot by the henchmen of Holmes' now-dead nemesis, Moriarity, to avenge their leader's death. Holmes ends up hiding out and getting the notion to make a pilgrimage to Lhasa to meet the Dalai Lama-something strictly forbidden for Westerners. This leads to the second main adventure, which involves helping the young 13th Dalai Lama (a man critical to real-life modern Tibetan history) evade the deadly machinations of the powerful Manchu Imperial agents in Lhasa.
Norbu should first and foremost be commended for being able to almost perfectly capture the correct period speech for each character (there is a lengthy glossary at the back for all the Hinustani phrases and period slang). I say" almost" because I found Hurree's speech to be just a little too over the top, even for the type of educated servant of the Empire he is-it's just a shade too forced at times. Norbu has also captured the period perfectly and manages to seamlessly insert his own agenda by portraying early Chinese imperialism in Tibet. The portrayal of Holmes is excellent (enthusiastic, abrasive, arrogant, drug abuser) up to a point. That point is the final quarter of the book which starts melding the Holmesian world of deduction and reason with the Tibetan world of mysticism and occult powers. Up until then, I had been having great fun, but once people started throwing around hellfire and erecting mental shields and whatnot, I lost faith and interest in the whole exercise. It's not that I'm prejudiced against such things (I've played sword and sorcery role-playing games for 15 years), I just don't think they belong in the hyper-deductive world of Sherlock Holmes. It's well known that Conan Doyle had a strong belief in the occult and was fascinated with the spirit world, but to mix that in with Holmes just rubs me wrong.
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