Pageturners (South) Monthly Meeting - Oct. '14

  • October 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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October Book Selection:  

The Snow Leopard

by Peter Mattheissen

The Snow Leopard by Peter Mattheissen is a quirky book written by one of the best writers alive. It?s part adventure, part natural history, part anthropology, part memoir and part mediation on Eastern religion. An American Buddhist travels to a very remote part of Tibet, partnered with another scientist, to study a rare, blue sheep and possibly catch a glimpse of the fabled snow leopard. The expedition is under-funded, behind schedule and forever in danger of immediate collapse. Mr. Mattheissen?s keen eye for detail misses nothing and, for some readers, his poetic descriptions may become a little too much. Besides the exquisite details of the flora and fauna, there are long discourses into the religious and socio-political histories of the region and in-depth character profiles of the expedition members . 

352 Pages

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    In spite of the slightly difficult read - the conversation was interesting. The weather also may have presented driving issues for most.

    October 16

  • SwirlyGirly

    Sorry I had to cancel twice in a row! Hope you have a great discussion.

    October 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great

    September 15

  • cindy r

    I look forward to joining this group.

    June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This one strikes me as a completly involving experience. Far away location, intriguing combination of subjects, and learning something
    in the mix - can't beat that.

    1 · June 19, 2014

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