While attempting to escape a civil war, four people are kidnapped and transported to the Tibetan mountains. After their plane crashes, they are found by a mysterious Chinese man. He leads them to a monastery hidden in "the valley of the blue moon" -- a land of mystery and matchless beauty where life is lived in tranquil wonder, beyond the grasp of a doomed world.
It is her...more
Reading this is like stepping slowly into a hot, fragrant bath while strains of your own audio preferences del ...more
More personally, though, I read this book at the precise right moment in my life. Conway, the main character, has a sort of dispassionate det ...more
♪♫♪Have you ever dreamed of a place...more
Far away from it all
Where the air you breathe is soft and clean
And children play in fields of green
And the sound of guns
Doesn't pound in your ears (anymore) ♪♫♪
♪♫♪Have you ever dreamed of a place
Far away from it all
Where the winter winds will never blow
So, okay, here's Shangri-La. We all know the name, but this is where it started. And that's fine. Shangri-La is this utopian society-place in the Himalayan area, where the inhabitants are almost immortal. It's supposed to be this perfect society ...more
Before there was the ABC juggernaut that is LOST, there was James Hilton's afternoon read Lost Horizon. This fantastical tale, billed as the first paperback, introduced four characters, and a world audience, to Shangri-La, a time capsule of knowledge and wisdom hidden in the crevasses of the Himalayas.
The conceit: a plane crashes and the motley crew of survivors (two British officials, and American, and a missionary) are left to fend for themselv ...more
It's racist and sexist, in that casual and unmalicious way that you see in, like, Mad Men. The "hard, mocking, sex-thirsty voices of women" are mentioned at one point, and the inhabitants of Shangri-La are described as "cleaner and handsomer than the average" Chinese. Compare it to Sax Rohmer's The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu from 30 years previous: that book is obsessed with the danger of cunning, diabolical Chinamen, while ...more
Four people are kidnapped in a plane and land in the unknown regions of Tibet. There they embark on a physical and spiritual journey to a Utopian society of Lamas living deep within the beautiful mountains of the east. Here they are learning about transcending their lives to something wonderous and more meaningful.
Our story opens when our lead character, Conway, is found in a hospital by ...more
Hikâye çeşitli amaçlarla Çin'de bulunan dört kişinin iç savaş nedeniyle ülkeyi terk etmek üzere bir uçağa binmeleriyle başlıyor. Bu yolculardan ikisi Dış İşleri çalışanı olan İngiliz, biri İngiliz kadın misyoner, diğeri ise kim olduğu net olmayan bir Amerikalı. Bu dört kişinin bulunduğu uçak kaçırılıyor ve kimselerin ...more
بس اعتقد ان د احمد ملخص منها كتير اوي زيادة عن الحد
بس رغم كده الفصول الاخيرة في الكتاب ممتعة
خصوصا مقابلة البطل لللاما
النهاية شبه مبتورة
اعتقد ان تفاصيل النهايات دوما بتحيي الرواية
حتى لو كان الحجم هيزيد شوية
بس انا بستمتع في طريقته في الانتقاء و الترجمة و الاختزال اكتر بكتير من الروايات المترجمة نفسها
It's not too long. It's kind of mysterious. It was first published in 1933 which I think is an interesting era. It's about 4 people who get kidnapped and accidentally end up in Shangri-La. Or do they? I enjoyed it :)
Also, the same author wrote Goodbye, Mr. Chips, it's a good one too!
In 1937, director Frank Capra made a masterful, heart-rending movie out of James Hilton's immensel ...more
There is no doubt that it is well written. Hilton is able to tap into the deeper philosophies of life in a non-intrusive yet succinct way that avoids most of the heaviness that accompany philosophical reads. In other words, ...more
For me, the power of t ...more
Perhaps the exhaustion of the passions is the beginning of wisdom.
This was an absolutely mesmerizing and compelling read! It narrates a tale of a utopian lamasery concealed within the majestic mountains of the Himalayas, bordering near Tibet. It is a tale of high fantasy, utopian indulgence and pure, unadulterated adventure which has the power to resonate with one’s spiritual and physical existence.
You see, my dear sir, one of the first steps toward the clarifying of the mind is to o ...more
Well, I just read this book again for my book discussion tomorrow at the library, and my feelings about it haven't changed since I first read it as a teenager. I wish Shangri-La really existed, because I'd go there in a heartbeat. The concept of moderation in all things, all the ti ...more
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