The path to enlightenment winds along the pavement of Glasgow in this imagining of working-class Buddhism. And there’s a definite learning curve ahead for dopey, nice-guy housepainter Jimmy, whose journey into Eastern thought – because, apparently, meditation is cool – seems as tentative as his wife’s and daughter’s understanding of it. Yet as his spirituality blossoms at the local Buddhist center, his marriage crumbles – the vow of celibacy being a deal breaker. Alternating between characters’ voices in a charming Scottish brogue, Buddha ambles that fine line between cutesy and quaint, but mercifully never ventures into self-righteousness.
Buddha Da The path to enlightenment winds along the pavement of Glasgow in this imagining of working-class Buddhism. And there's a definite learning curve ahead...Buddha DaFictionAnne Donovan The path to enlightenment winds along the pavement of Glasgow in this imagining of working-class Buddhism. And there's a definite learning curve ahead...2004-04-09
Genre: Fiction; Author: Anne Donovan
Posted April 9 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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