Kites of War

Kites of War

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552085243
  • 9780552085243

Review Text

Far off and far up in the mountains of Tibet ma means war and red kites are flown to symbolize resistance and this takes place just before Indira Gandhi's more formal declaration. A group of assorted nationalities, all with something or other to prove to themselves, make the climb up to the monastery whose Abbot has refused to take action against the Chinese Communists. Among them a Frenchman with the humiliating memory of his own cowardice; an American gnawed by guilt ever since he was forced to shoot down some schoolboy terrorists in Oran; a young woman competing against the first sex; a C.I.A. agent running guns on the side; a native...... A more overt adventure story than Angels in the Snow earlier this year, redeemed from the categorical imperatives (living, loving, dying alfresco) by the particularities of the background and the easy narrative. Quite good. (Kirkus Reviews)show more