Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book)


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  1. says: Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download

    Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Rating 4 of five The Publisher Says In Vientiane a booby trapped corpse intended for Dr Siri the national coroner of Laos has been delivered t

  2. says: Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick

    Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download I may have to stop saying this but Curse of the Pogo Stick is the best of the Dr Siri books I have read so far Thanks to Carol for reminding me that I need to put down the next book and write a review of this oneFor those as yet not engaged in this series Set in the 1970s Laotians have overthrown their monarchy and established a Communist government Dr Siri Paiboun is now 74 years old and he is one of the last real medical doctors within

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    Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Fifth book in the Siri adventures proves delightful In this installment we are introduced to Hmong culture opening with an interpretation of how the Hmong lost their history and written language The first shaman gifts his people with the geng

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    Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Something of the flavor of McCall Smith's Mma Ramotswe stories but with substance Set in Laos in the 70s his aging coroner is a reluctant detective and reluctant host for spirits

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    Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Another one down In this installment Cotteril makes an homage to the Hmong people their traditions and their suffering He packs two clever mysteries as well And while he consorts with the spirits of the dead of course the mysteries turn out to be completely explainable rationally In the course of events Dr Siri akso acuires a wife and two babies just as predicted by the fortune teller in the previuos bookWell uarantine bring me D

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    Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download The first book in this series was perfect and each succeeding book is as well I can't say they get better; how can perfection be improved upon? But the standard never falters or falls RemarkableLaos newly Communist a charming 73 year okd coroner by assignment not training because he was a doctor mystery romance humor wit the supernatural and in this book a little of the plight of the Hmong which led me to purchase a book

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    Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill Anybody who hasn't indulged in the Dr Siri series by Colin Cotterill could be forgiven for wondering what on earth is goi

  8. says: Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick

    Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) The Hmong whether they chose to side with the Japanese the French of the Americans are people who have never been fairly treated by the ruling parties at the end of each war in which their help was sought In Laos the plight of the nomadic Hmong is observed at first hand by Dr Siri when he is abducted during a road trip wi

  9. says: Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill

    Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download I have read some good books lately and I probably enjoyed this book the most That is saying something for this series which is unlike any other mysteries that I have read This is the 5th book in the series This book and the first book have been my favorites so farDr Siri Paiboun is the national coroner of Laos He was drafted into the job because he is a doctor and the previous coroner swam across the river to Thailand to get away from Lao

  10. says: Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download

    Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Curse of the Pogo Stick (E–book) This is the fifth book of the Dr Siri series It is set in Laos in the late 1970's after the communists have taken over Dr Siri now in his seventies fought with the communists in the jungle He is named national coroner in the new regime His two assistants are Nurse Dtui who would like to be a doctor and Mr Geung who has Down's syn

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review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill

Curse of the Pogo Stick

Curse of the Pogo Stick Free download ´ 5 Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick In Vientiane a booby trapped corpse intended for Dr Siri the national coroner of Laos has been delivered to the morgue In his absence only Nurse Dtui's intervention saves the lives of the morgue attendants visiting doctors and Madame Daeng Dr Siri's fiance On his way back from a communist party. Fifth book in the Siri adventures proves delightful In this installment we are introduced to Hmong culture opening with an interpretation of how the Hmong lost their history and written language The first shaman gifts his people with the geng pipes so they would be able to guide the dead to the Otherworld giving them a musical language that communicated directly from one soul to another The piping transports us to the world of the morgue where two auditors investigating Siri are complaining about a Hmong beggar s playing It s a haunting transition showing the difference between the richness of a culture and the realities of economic oppression and is uickly balanced with a moment of humor Dtui has known straightaway that the task was impossible her boss had handwriting so horrible he could hardly read it himself Dipping a cockroach in ink and having it scamper around the page would have left traces legible to the average reader It is a sublime transition typical of Cotterill s writing the moments of beauty or humor interspersed with hard edged reality and it is one of the reasons I m inordinately fond of the Dr Siri seriesThe first plot revolves around a possible attempt on Siri s life initially foiled by Dtui Shortly after she and Madame Daeng lure Civilai out of retirement to join them in their investigation Meanwhile Siri is forced into a attending the uarterly Party Planning and Progress Conference and discovers a dead man in the audience He causes a small scene and as his punishment Judge Haeng has him accompany him through the countryside in a Party demonstration Unfortunately Siri is kidnapped and the second mystery beginsNarrative was streamlined told in linear fashion with fewer character jumps much to the benefit of the story The spiritual element was integrated well although apparently the spirits present a problem of description Tenses were annoyingly unhelpful when it came to the afterlife Scenes of the countryside are described beautifully conveying the love Siri and the author has for the country The touches of humor are still present delightfully than ever It was a Lao Mexican standoff Haeng couldn t fire Siri and they both knew itI love Dr Siri I love learning vicariously and however fictionally about communist Laos I find that Cotterill usually achieves a good story and I usually enjoy his use of language Four stars instead of five for a few reasons One is that I had fears of Dtui and Daeng turning into Lulu and Grandma from the Stephanie Plum mysteries a crisis narrowly averted at this time Second although I am no historian I rather feel uite a lot of modernisms are creeping into the story In one instance Siri tells the Judge I was waiting for the movie version which feels suspiciously modern for 1970s Laos Third the ending was a little forced done reunion summing up style at a dinner house Fourth my proximity alarm for Western imperialism is beeping although I m still running diagnostics to discover the source Still the story is done well enough that I feel such uibbles can be overcome A delightful read without doubt I ll be continuing with the seriesFavorite throw away line Mrs Fah s kids were running around like headless chicks shaking off the cobwebs they d gathered at school

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Curse of the Pogo Stick Free download ´ 5 Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Meeting in the north Dr Siri is kidnapped by seven female Hmong villagers under the direction of the village elder so that he will in the guise of Yeh Ming the thousand year old shaman with whom he shares his body exorcise the headman's daughter whose soul is possessed by a demon and lift the. Another one down In this installment Cotteril makes an homage to the Hmong people their traditions and their suffering He packs two clever mysteries as well And while he consorts with the spirits of the dead of course the mysteries turn out to be completely explainable rationally In the course of events Dr Siri akso acuires a wife and two babies just as predicted by the fortune teller in the previuos bookWell uarantine bring me Dr Siri

review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Colin Cotterill

Curse of the Pogo Stick Free download ´ 5 Colin Cotterill Ö 5 Read & Download Summary Curse of the Pogo Stick Curse of the pogo stick Colin Cotterill is the author of The Coroner's Lunch Thirty Three Teeth Disco for the Departed and Anarchy and Old Dogs featuring seventy three year old Dr Siri Paiboun national coroner of Laos He and his wife live in Chiang Mai Thailand where he teaches at the universit. Anybody who hasn t indulged in the Dr Siri series by Colin Cotterill could be forgiven for wondering what on earth is going on with CURSE OF THE POGO STICK Booby trapped corpses and reluctant coroners might be reasonably expected in crime fiction but Hmong villagers needing exorcism by a thousand year old shaman who shares the aforementioned coroner s body Understandably a What the momentWhilst the spiritual supernatural component of CURSE OF THE POGO STICK is considerably stronger than the earlier books the series has been building the unlikely scenario of Dr Siri and his intrepid band of assistants Nurse Dtui Mr Geung and now Madame Daeng for a number of books now Of course the unlikely scenario probably relates mostly to western readers as there s something intrinsically Laotian about these books Not only are all the characters set within an environment which is beautifully drawn the Laotian way of life and thinking is demonstrated in a way that makes it feel very realLaos is almost as much a character in these books as the people mind you Whilst CURSE OF THE POGO STICK is set partially in Vientiane Dr Siri spends of his time held in a village in the mountains deep in the countryside in threatened Hmong territory Whilst this book does have Nurse Dtui and Madame Daeng involved in why somebody would send a booby trapped corpse to the mortuary a lot of time is spent with the Hmong and with Dr Siri Perhaps it is this aspect that could make this book less attractive to fans of the series or as an introduction point for newcomers as there is alongside a considerably stronger spiritual component a hefty dose of social commentary with the Hmong being one of the most threatened groups of people within Laotian society Having said that this reader has been a from the first book fan of this series and CURSE OF THE POGO STICK appealed just as much as the other books Whilst not normally a fan of the supernatural with Dr Siri I have developed a considerably higher tolerance factor Possibly because the author delivers these components of all the books as less of the supernatural and a long held cultural belief system that is fundamental to these people s lives Social commentary on the other hand is one of my very favourite things and learning some of the hazards and problems that the Hmong experience made time spent with Dr Siri both educational and entertainingPerhaps if you are new to this series it may be better to start a little earlier Get to know Dr Siri and his band of supporters from the beginning and you will be able to follow their story as the author relaxes into what seems to this reader at least to be a very Laotian way of telling a storyPrevious books in the series are The Coroner s Lunch Thirty Three Teeth Disco for the Departed Anarchy and Old Dogs

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Curse of the Pogo Stick
  • Colin Cotterill
  • English
  • 08 June 2020
  • 9781569474853