Re: RARA-AVIS: joy and skull mantra

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 01 Apr 2002

Miker, I got to read _Water_ cause my sister said she wasn't waiting any longer, checked it out of the library, read it in 2 days (!), and lent it to me. And if you thought things were tough in Tibet! The author's apparently a foreign affairs professional (who lives not that far from me), so all the basic facts--amazing as they are--are pretty much facts.
    I've read all the Arkadys, and they are superb. I thought _Havana Bay_ rejuvenated the series.

> wahoo! i read that book and posted on it a few months
> ago. i liked it too, even though the plot got so involved
> i had trouble trying to piece it together. have you ever
> read any of martin cruz smith's arkady books, like _polar
> star_, gorky park_, or _havana bay_? shan tao yun is a lot
> like arkady... kind of a hardboiled anti-hero who might get
> nervous and scared but will never back down.
> i'm hoping the _water touching stone_ comes out soon in
> paperback so i can get it.

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