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The Buddha, Geoff and Me:  A Modern Story
The Buddha, Geoff and Me: A Modern Story
by Edward Canfor-Dumas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I found this book impossible to put down, 28 Sep 2005
When I read the 5 star rave review of this book in the Daily Express and it said this book was like Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I rushed out to buy a copy.
I couldn't put this book down. It grabbed my attention within a few pages and I read it in a couple of sittings.
It's trying to do a very difficult thing, convey a sense of the principles of Buddhism but not be overly didactic. It reminded me a bit of Sophie's World which caused a storm a decade or so ago. But it's written with more energy and zip, and the dialogue is great.
I found the ending surprisingly moving. I could see a lot of myself in Geoff - and I only wish I could meet a Dora!
There aren't many books which can change your life. This is one of them. I heartily recommend it. Excellent.
AM, London


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