I enjoyed this new book by David Loy, but first let me explain what this book is not:
It is not a systematic look into the nature of narrative and meaning.
It is not a philosophical tome with tight argumentation.
If the reader is expecting this he or she will be disappointed.
This book is very brief (just 100 pages, it can easily be read in two sittings), and serves more as a buffet of ideas about the nature of life, story, meaning, and enlightenment, that are highly, even contagiously suggestive. In fact a good portion of the book is composed of quotations from various thinkers and writers.
There are no definite conclusions drawn here, it is more of a springboard for further thought, discussion.
It is a fun and enlightening read, and because of its structure and brevity it might be ideal for a book discussion group as well.