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2.0 out of 5 stars Not accessible, 28 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction 2/e (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
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Because this is a tiny book and and calls itself an introduction, I was expecting an informed but easy read, perhaps even a bit of inspiration. But this book is written in a very academic dense style, which makes it only really suitable as a small reference book. The blurb described it as a 'readable','stimulating' and 'accessible' introduction - I would tend to disagree with all three descriptions.
However, this strange little book is supposed to be accurate and reliable, so by all means buy this if you are going to study Buddhism and you need an overview of the subject as a jumping off point. But perhaps don't buy if you're a casual reader, or looking for inspiration on your spiritual path.
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2015, 13:15:08 GMT
I read Buddhism a very short introduction - but I wanted to go a stage further with my own book Buddhism#now in making it even more accessible, totally free of all jargon and linking it to modern science. I would be interested in your views. This is not a sneaky sales pitch - I'd be happy to arrange to refund the cost of the kindle book - it's part of my project to reach young adults who may be unhappy. Nigel ( Dr Nigel Mellor). Buddhism#now: Big Questions. Inner Peace. LOL
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