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Into The Land of Snows Paperback – February 1, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Blake's home life is badly shaken by divorce, and like most intelligent young people, he feels resentful and ill-informed. Teenagers strike out relentlessly, attempting to convince themselves (and their parents) that their level of practical and cosmic understanding is adequate, and Blake is no exception, but what drew me to this young man was (despite his bitterness and his hormonally charged and emotionally turbulent adolescence) his refusal to shut down when confronted with new, and even unlikely, information. My daughter, a loving and open-hearted only child, grew up with a life-long string "big brothers" she nicknamed "lost boys.Read more ›
I've spent several months traveling in Nepal, and I really enjoy reading about Buddhism, so when I was given the opportunity to review Into the Land of Snows I was pretty excited. I REALLY wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, quite a few aspects of it fell short for me.
My biggest problem with the book was the main character, Blake. I know that he is a high school boy, and high schoolers tend to be pretty wrapped up in themselves (I remember! I was in high school once!), but throughout the book black was rude, uncaring, and disrespectful to an almost comical and completely unbelievable degree! He was impossible for me to like. I spent most of the story wanting to slap him! Throughout his entire "spiritual journey" he seemed completely unconvinced by everything he was taught; and his "transformation" at the end of the book seemed less like a gradual transition that was a result of everything that he learned throughout the book and more like the author realizing that she needed to end the story and so Blake better hurry up change his views. It literally happened within the span of a few pages. That, to me, was completely unbelievable.
Another issue I had with the book was the poor editing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Into the Land of Snows is a thoughtful journey into the soul of the protagonist, Blake, but also into the soul of the reader. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rea Martin
This was a beautifully written story about a young boy's enchanting trip through the Tibetan mountains.Published 17 months ago by Ana Maria
This book met two of my major criteria for a book to pass the so-called litmus test. It was both entertaining and educational. Read morePublished on August 11, 2014 by Jayne P. Bowers
From the very first page, you know the author is knowledgeable about her topic. The imagery is wonderful and the story moves ahead carrying you into an exotic world filled with... Read morePublished on May 11, 2014 by Barbara A. Harris
Engaging story of a teen learning the mysteries of adult life through the even more mysterious legends and realities of the exotic Tibetan countryside and mountains. Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by Mike Osorio
Ellis Nelson has written a brilliant page turner in her novel Into the Land of Snows. She has captured the essence of the Nepal/Tibet region, its people, and its traditions. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by La Farge
There's something inexplicably captivating about the Himalayas. And although most of us will never get to see this distant part of the world first hand, Into the Land of Snows... Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Dr Richard Meyrick