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characters Love in No Mans Land ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä The Changthang Plateau lies in the centre of Tibet A vast rolling grassland stippled with azure blue lakes and ringed by snow peaks it is home to seven year old Gongzha and his family who live as their ancestors have done for centuries by herding and huntinThe Changthang Plateau lies in the centre of Tibet A vast rolling grassland stippled with azure blue lakes and ringed by snow peaks it is home to seven year old Gongzha and his family who live as their ancestors have done for centuries by herding and hunting But it is 1967 and the Cultural Revolution is seeping across China No. Negativ PointsFor my personal taste the storyline was too cheesy — I am no fan of overly romantic novels especially when absolutely all the actions and the ending can be predicted from the beginning onPositive AspectsNevertheless I give 3 stars as I really enjoyed the description of the landscape in Tibet It felt like actually travelling there and being amongst the grassland people The reader discovers the habits culture and traditions as well as believes and how all of these elements shape the people and their way of living

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T even the grasslands of Tibet are immune As the Red Guard systematically loot and destroy Tibet's monasteries Gongzha helps hide two treasures belonging to his local temple an ebony black Buddha marked with an ancient symbol and a copy of the twelfth century text the Epic of King Gesar written in gold ink The repercussions of. This sounded really great but took way effort to get through than expected The settings and historical as well as political background was interesting but I really struggled with the characters and the romance part of things It was a long book and not entirely my cup of tea I expected something like Pachinko by Min Jin Lee or Wild Swans as it was described asNonetheless thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy

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Love in No Mans LandHis act will echo across the decades Gongzha will be taken far from home to mountain peaks and subterranean labyrinths He will lose love and find it He will battle wolves bears outlaws and his own self as legend and history are interwoven in the story of a young man's uest to find happiness in a time of uncertainty and unrest. See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsI haven't read a sweeping romantic epic in ages and Love In No Man's Land certainly fits the bill on all three of those counts I loved its late 1960s Tibet setting especially as we got to learn a little about the daily lives of the nomadic peoples living there and how their society was irrevocably altered by Mao's Cultural Revolution Theirs is a harsh isolated existence survival depending primarily on the health of their sheep flocks and yak herds Buddhism was a vital faith but its beliefs were mingled with ancient legends and Duo Ji Zhou Ga does a fabulous job of weaving the spiritual realm into the physical and mundane At times Love In No Man's Land almost resembled a South American magical realism novel I am now completely entranced by the idea of the high Tibetan plateaux and their otherworldly beauty Scenes of immense grasslands hidden valleys and soaring mountains are so vividly described that I think anyone reading this novel will be sorely tempted to jump straight onto a plane The people seem strong patient and noble but with the same ugly flaws of jealousy and greed as can be found anywhere While this novel is essentially about a man's life I felt that it was the actions of women that drove the narrative Gongzha is an enticing figure as the heartbroken romantic hero galloping alone over the wide empty grasslands and I wouldn't be surprised to see a film version of Love In No Man's Land soon Keeping track of all the familial and love relationships was a little tricky at times especially when I first encountered characters with similar names However as the story progressed and I got to know everyone better this was much easierLove In No Man's Land is separated into two halves part two set much later than part one Had it consisted only of part one I think I would have awarded a full five stars I felt this part was by far the fully developed thematically and the characters felt deeper and authentic too Part two introduces new characters and I felt it's pace was too swift lacking the emotional depth of part one There's an unconvincingly resolved love triangle and that storyline takes centre stage whereas I would have preferred to spend time with the poachers and with the ascetic community The incorporation of the legend needed space too what's the chain all about thenDespite my pickiness I think Love In No Man's Land should appeal to a wide readership because of its powerful love story and its historical setting I love reading stories set in times of great social upheaval and the Chinese Cultural Revolution was one of the most intense