An enthralling account of the 14th Dalai Lama’s life and travels – this book was the dark horse of my Christmas getaway pickmeups. Pico Iyer echoes your thoughts for the most part but repeatedly makes observations that are nothing short of revelations. Perhaps, its because this book makes you feel like a kid again, discovering something new and that feeling has almost become alien to some of us. Its often the subtle and conversational writing that draws you in and this non-preachy quality is rare for books of its genre. Read the book!