Disco For The Departed review ó 3

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Disco For The Departed review ó 3 É Dr Siri Paiboun reluctant national coroner of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos is summoned to a remote location in the mountains of Huaphan Province where for years the leaders of the current government had hidden out in caves waiting to assume power Now as a major celebration of the new regime is scheA major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place an arm is found protruding from the concrete walk that had been laid from the President’s former cave hideout to his new house beneath the cliffs Dr Siri is ordered to supervise the disinterment of t. I've fallen in love with Dr Siri Paiboun He's seventy three in 1977 and I'm a fifty five year old lesbian so who's to say it's not a match made in the pages Still I find myself identifying with the characters of these books in so many ways I like the relationships in this series; they remind me of Sunday lunches at my Aunt Sis's house back when I was a kid We talked about war politics who loved who movie stars and the world I was about twelve and my little sister and I would sit on the back porch smoking cigarettes and plan how we would save the world when we grew up For some reason this series has that feel that tone and I can't wait to read each one The actions of the characters in the Dr Siri books become memoriesIn this book Dr Siri has his hands full with wicked shamans murderers and corrupt politicians Still now I know what to look for when I want to find a pog and this book has the wildest exorcism I've read about in a while Kudos to Mr Cotterill for another fine storySecond read I loved this book all over again I had forgotten to mention the possession of Dr Siri by a Cuban orderly living in Laos who spoke Vietnamese Oh yea This book was such a great read I still sit on the porch smoking cigarettes and talking with my sisteron the phone now I'm still in love with Dr SiriHey I'm faithful

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He body attached to the arm identify the corpse and discover how he diedThe autopsy provides some surprises but it is his gift as a shaman that enables the seventy two year old doctor to discover why the victim was buried alive and eventually the identity of his kill. Third in the series and I am comfortable in thinking that Cotterill is using his allegorical Laoness to impart some interest and maybe empathy to what has happened to this multi cultural land locked country in Southeast Asia I will definitely go on to the next in the series

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Disco For The DepartedDr Siri Paiboun reluctant national coroner of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos is summoned to a remote location in the mountains of Huaphan Province where for years the leaders of the current government had hidden out in caves waiting to assume power Now as. Third time's a charm I enjoyed the initial two books in the Dr Siri series but with Disco for the Departed Cotterill gives us a superb read in every way It's not easy to explain what makes '70s Laos with a 71 year old coroner so mesmerizing Mesmerizing it is though whether reading about the Vietnamese building roads that end twenty yards away from where Russian bridges are placed because the Vietnamese refuse to redesign or re place the roads once they realize they won't connect to each bridge; or the re education of former Royalist sympathizers reminiscent of the lighter moments of Orphan's Son; or nurse Dtui's efforts to get admitted to medical school in the then USSR; or Dr Siri's accommodation of spirits of dead men inhabiting then leaving his body to name a few memorable moments Cotterill deftly weaves plot 1 the story of Dr Siri trained physicial now un trained and without any supplies or lab euipment coroner wishing fervently to be retired and his companion Dtui called away from Vientiane and endeavoring to determine who murdered a man found in concrete near the President's former cave hideout with plot 2 Gueng Dr Siri's morgue assistant who happens to have Downs' syndrome managing to escape from a work camp 130 or so miles away from Vientiane and spending the novel endeavoring to return to the morgue and live up to his commitment to Dr Siri to watch over the morgue in Siri's absence Gueng's on foot trip is harrowing grueling tense and in my view he gets the rock star attention from the reader that he deserves In Disco for the Departed Cotterill makes Dtui and Geung not just companions of Siri but fully fleshed out characters in their own right And they are wonderful Add to that the author's evident love of Laos and his appreciation of the spiritual beliefs of the Laotians as well as Cuban characters inhabiting the novel and you have a fine fine ride of a book