Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo Buy book: $15.56
When Otto’s sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto is not amused. In Merullo’s masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he’s missing in the most unexpected place.
Am really enjoying this book - alas, again, not at my library - perhaps another purchase for me like "The Last Chinese Chef" which I enjoyed but not worth the price to me - not a "keeper" but will pass it on to my dtrs. and friends -
I am so intrigued at this point in the book by just the way the author uses his literary skills to describe his feelings and his life. It is like you are there seeing his life unfold. I will definitely be reading this entire book and wonder can one really have a life altering experience from one trip with a stranger?
I am guessing that the span of time it would take to drive across the country would be enough to make a deep impact. Especially being together with another person exclusively, mostly sitting for hours in the car, just connecting. And being hungry for such a change of outlook could also influence that impact.
Started off really liking the writing and the premise of this book - but now am definitely getting impatient to "let's get this show on the road" - maybe just me today 'cause I feel the same way about the mystery selection this week -
The protagonist of the story reminds me of my dad.. He is also in a phase of life where his kids have settled down and all commitments have been met. His thoughts and words are very similar to those of Otto's. I'm sure there would be a lot of people who can relate to Otto's frame of mind; and a lot more people who know people who can relate to his frame of mind. 'Breakfast with Buddha' is an interesting book, and the excerpts broke off just as it was getting more interesting. Will definitely get my hands on the full book!
The first paragraph turned me off, but maybe I was wrong to stop reading. Usually that is the best indication of whether or not I will like a book. I never read blurbs, always the first paragraph. Everyone seems really impressed with this one. I may be requesting it to give it another try.