conebeckham wrote:Thoughts, thus far, Mutsuk?
Well, there is sure a lot of info in this book, but it's weirdly structured. Probably an editorial decision. It starts with the murders at the School of Dialectics and is very slow in the police investigation. I mean this is not a detective novel or a thriller but the pace is very slow. The second part of the book deals with the "original" history of Drakpa Gyeltsen, etc. I hope to find more unpublished infos in this section.
I don't know if I have the first edition or not but this one has quite a few "corrections" which are simply put next to the "wrong" original wording. It seems someone had a problem with the original file. But this is superfluous. I got caught up with other things to read so I've only covered the first third of the book. Despite the slow pace of the first part, would I advise buying it ? Yeah sure. I wish some of the material in original sources was more easily available. I guess there's a lot of small booklets in Tibetan which have been published in Dharamsala on this subject but so far not much of these has been imported at least here in Europe.