The Buddha, Geoff and Me : A Modern Story Paperback
Ed is having a hard time - at work, in his love life and, well, generally.
Then he meets an unlikely Buddhist - who drinks and smokes and talks his kind of language.
Bit by bit, things begin to change...Ed doesn't always take Geoff's advice. Or, when he does he lapses at the crucial moment. His path to understanding is not a straight one, especially as life keeps throwing more and more 'stuff' at him.
Often he fails - like most of us, in fact. But sometimes he manages to get it right. And when he does, surprising things begin to happen ...In The Buddha, Geoff and Me Edward Canfor-Dumas brings all his skills to bear in an absorbing story of everyday city life, where the characters stand out with all their human strengths and weaknesses, and the ending brings Ed - and perhaps all of us? - a hope we didn't necessarily expect. The Buddha, Geoff and Me - for anyone who's ever begun to wonder what the whole damn thing is all about .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/07/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781844135684
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Review by Heptonj
This is a lovely book. It takes Ed through the whole gamut of failures and emotional upheavals while he is guided by Geoff. Geoff is a confirmed buddhist who, however, is very down to earth and enjoys a pint in the pub. As time progresses Geoff teaches Ed the buddhist philosophies although they fall on deaf ears at first. A very interesting and hopeful book with a good story to it. Makes you think there is more to Buddhism than we are led to believe by the media.