on 21 October 2004
A very enjoyable and thought-provoking book. Not quite a novel and not quite a spiritual guide (almost!), it's all the more of a page-turner for that.
I particularly loved Abbot Peter, the central character, and the twists and turns of his thought processes are fascinating and amusing to read. The ending is also a real tour de force and left me feeling both uplifted and challenged. I'm still pondering on it, and would definitely recommend this book to anyone!