In previous books Colin Cotterill invoked the recent history and the spiritual traditions of Laos. In the early pages of Curse of the Pogo Stick, he has similar respectful fun with ancient history and spirits.
After narrating how the Hmong people lost their earliest written records, Cotterill offers this:
"The spirit of the first-ever Hmong shaman, See Yee, looked up from the Otherworld and was mightily pissed that his people could be so careless."
Good fun, I'd say though, on the evidence of my previous reading of Cotterill
, not at all out of character.© Peter Rozovsky 2009
Labels: Asia, Colin Cotterill, comic crime fiction, Laos