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The Geisha and The Monk

The Geisha and The Monk [Kindle Edition]

Julian D. Bound
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Geisha and The Monk

Two souls born thousands of miles apart.
Together each shall follow a similar path.

Japan, 1876.
A girl is born, her life path to become the famed Geisha she is destined to be.

Tibet, 1876.
A boy is born, ordained to be the revered Lama he is recognised as.

San Francisco, 1900.
At the dawning of a new century fate brings them together,
a lifetime away from all they have ever known.

Note from publisher:
The Geisha and The Monk is a story of love and compassion, holding many answers to life’s questions which are explained through Buddhist teachings.
As well as sharing an insight into the preparation and life of a Geisha,
The Geisha and The Monk explores the seldom known life and training of a Buddhist monk within Tibet’s monasteries.

Equivalent of 260 pages in printed copy.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 523 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Publisher: SOL Publishing; 2 edition (22 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00526P4XA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,278 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

After working as photographer throughout South East Asia for several years, Julian lived in Tibet, Nepal and Dharamsala, Northern India where he continued his studies of Buddhism and Eastern religions.
Julian now lives and works in the UK.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Irked 10 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The story was fine but the tale was spoilt by the language. At times the book read like a translation from a foreign language by a non-English speaker. I felt the book had not been fully proofread, there were mistakes of grammar and spelling that interrupted the flow of the book. I found myself reading passages several times to confirm the words written, some of the phraseology felt awkward. The author appears to have been let down by the publisher.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars absolutely dreadful grammar 11 Feb 2012
By saorsa
Format:Kindle Edition
I would have loved this book (as it is such a beautiful story) but the whole book was spoiled for me by the dreadful grammar - apostrophes where there shouldn't be, e.g. in plural nouns and in the wrong place when using possessive nouns. If the story had not been so lovely, I would have given up. Was the book not even proof read? I could have done better in primary school! In one part of the book, when Momoko and Tenzin meet at last, she adds his name at the end of a question. I couldn't remember them exchanging names so re-read that chapter. No, they hadn't and then, to make matters worse, she suddenly says on the next page (?) "I don't even know your name". Sorry, but the whole story was spoiled by the grammar. Won't be reading any more of this writer's books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dreadful writing 16 Jan 2012
By Jemasmi
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Story line is good and gripping, characters well defined. But the english is dreadful, and spoils the whole exercise of reading. Huge grammatical mistakes, bad spelling, bad syntax. Has this book not been edited at all? No proof-reading? What a pity. I shall not be buying any more books by this author, and am only glad that it was on sale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First of Many 4 Jan 2013
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As I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas this was my first choice as yet have not started to read as just getting used to my Kindle! Will review the book later but it looks a good read.

Just finished this amazing book at first it took a bit of time to get used to going backwards and forwards between the two main characters but once you were into their separate tales it was a story you felt part of I will certainly buy more from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good story, badly written 2 Jun 2012
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This was a really good story but it was written so badly that it was difficult to read it to the end. The grammar was appalling and it didn't look as though it had been proof read as there were so many typos. I don't think I'll be reading anything else by this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars bit of a let down 15 April 2012
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I realy enjoy reading about the history and culture of people in far away countries.As such this book started out in with a lot of promise. The lives of the geisha and the monk were the basis of the story but then you started to realise what was happening and repetition set in and repetition again. I have not quite finished this book yet, and I cannot start a new book and leave one unfinished, I am at the stage that I cant wait to finish it but its taking so long and Im longing to start my next book. Its OK.......
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading 16 July 2013
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The book draws you in very quickly to the parallels of the characters. Becomes repetitive towards the end. But still enjoyable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Geisha and the Monk. 10 Dec 2012
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Slow paced and lacked a sense of making the characters really live. They seemed to be just ciphers for the religious concepts they both represented. However, it was a book worth reading for its insights into the dramatically different worlds of a Bhuddist
and a Geisha.
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