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No one is too concerned when Jimmy starts making trips to the Buddhist Meditation Center and talking about spirituality, but when his spiritual journe...

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An interesting premise, beautifully executed

Might take a few pages to settle into the lingo

You can tell from the very first lines that Anne Marie loves her Da. "Ma Da's a nutter. Radio rental. He'd dae anythin for a laugh so he wid; went doon the shops wi a perra knickers on his heid, tellt the wifie next door we'd won the lottery and were flittin to Barbados, that wis daft stuff...

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Not for me

“Buddha Da - HUH?????”

published 09/06/2009

Might learn something about Buddhism

Written in dialect, hard to read

I bought this book a couple of months ago after reading a positive review in a magazine. However, there was something slightly important that the review left out. But first; 'Buddha Da tells the endearing story of a working-class Glaswegian man who discovers Buddhism, rejects old habits and seeks...

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A fscinating insight into someone search for answe...

Some people might struggle with the dialect at fir...

I originally bought this book several months ago to read on a long train journey - it was part of a 3 for 2 offer at Waterstones I think. Unfortunately I ended up falling asleep on the train, and the book languished unread on my shelf until last weekend, when, searching around for something to...

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“Buddha Da”

published 11/06/2008

Strength of setting and emotion, unpredictable sto...

Some may find the use of Scots offputting

A touching account of the lives of a Glasgow family, telling the tale of what happens when one member of the family wanders off the beaten path of everyday life, here, Daddy becomes a buddhist but it is easy to relate the events and emotions surrounding his decision to a number of other life...

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Good knowledge

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Visakha was the devout and generous daughter of a millionaire. When she was only seven years old, the Buddha visited her birth place. Her grandfather, hearing of the Buddha’s visit, advised her to go out and welcome the Buddha. Though she was so young, she was religious and virtuous. As such...

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