One of 15 outstanding books of 2010 – Georgia Straight

Writers at Vancouver’s Georgia Straight picked 15 books that “did the most to capture our imagination and get us talking… they’ve stuck with us the closest, and loom largest in our memory.” The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds was picked as one of them. Here’s what the reviewer Alexander Varty has to say:

Using Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim’s early-20th-century journey into the wilds of central Asia as his template, Canadian author Eric Enno Tamm embarks on a multifaceted exploration of the Great Game as it was played then and as it is being played today. Statesman, ethnographer, and Russian spy, Mannerheim is a fascinating character, but Tamm’s most gripping conclusions have to do with China’s commercial and territorial ambitions, which have not changed much despite the country’s transformation from imperial power to industrial giant.

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