More Sherlock Holmes
Finally I stumbled upon what I hope will be a marvelous book while wandering through the University Book Store, one of Seattle's two largest bookstores. It's entitled The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes; the Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet. It was written by Jamyang Norbu, a Tibetan writer. People who are familiar with the Holmes story will remember that Sherlock, after his presumed death in his fight with Moriarity at Reichenbach Falls, wandered in the east. He told Watson upon his return that he had been to Tibet and spoken with the "Great Lama," by which we presume him to mean the Dalai Lama. He used the assumed name of Sigerson. What excites me even more is that he wanders through northern India and on into Tibet in the company of Hurree Chunder Mookerjee, the famous Bengali spy known as Hurree Babu, a character in Rudyard Kipling's book, Kim. Kim is one of my top five favorite books of all time and I am really looking forward to reading this. I have several other books to finish first. I think that the wait is good discipline for me. But my mind is itching to set the others aside and to dive right into this.