Dinner With Buddha

Dinner With Buddha

eBook - 2015
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"Algonquin's long-awaited follow-up to Breakfast with Buddha--one of our best-loved "word of mouth" bestsellers (with 200,000 copies in print)--finds Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche on another unexpected road trip of discovery. In Roland Merullo's Breakfast with Buddha an inveterate skeptic and a world-renowned spiritual master set off across America; the Boston Globe raved, "Enlightenment meets On the Road, in this witty, insightful novel." Now, some eight years later, the world has spun a few times, and what had been certainties in both men's lives have proved fleeting. Otto's future is less than clear after the death of his wife, the departure of his children to make their own lives, and the loss of the only remaining structure in his life--his long-held job. For Rinpoche, the changes have been less daunting but nonetheless dramatic, as the encroachment of both technology and daily society threaten the solitude and peace of his North Dakota retreat, and he has been forced to acknowledge (as other good and intelligent people have) that his mysteriously gifted young daughter may be the next Dalai Lama. So Otto and Rinpoche--seeking understanding, insight, and some new road-trip adventures--travel deep into the center of America: to Indian reservations and blighted farming towns, on a hike up the Great Sand Dunes and skinny dipping on the high planes, and from the heart of Colorado's New Age culture to the classically nonspiritual streets of Las Vegas, where the answer to "What does the future hold?" may be found residing on the top floor of a luxury casino. Rich with humor and wise in its commentary on modern American life, Dinner with Buddha takes us along on an exhilarating path to self-discovery with two of the most intriguing men in modern fiction, whose lives seem to be forever entwined.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Algonquin Books, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781616205164
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mer
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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May 08, 2017

Entirely unmoving unlike Breakfast with Buddha. So much observation of their surroundings and build up, yet no grand finale whatsoever...extreme details that did no work in the story development and left a very strange imperialistic feeling at the end to me...I did not like this book...reminded me of how every minority group suffers at the "adoption" of white groups...

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