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Buddha Da The world is about the same size, but we are definitely all closer to other cultures than we have ever been before What happens when part of one culture fits an individual better than his own culture Ma Da s a nutterHe d dae anthin for a laugh so he widbut that wis daft stuff compared tae whit he s went and done noo He s turnt intae a Buddhist At first Ma thought it was anther wanny his jokes And life for Jimmy gets a tadcomplicated after that.This is one of those stories with The world is about the same size, but we are definitely all closer to other cultures than we have ever been before What happens when part of one culture fits an individual better than his own culture Ma Da s a nutterHe d dae anthin for a laugh so he widbut that wis daft stuff compared tae whit he s went and done noo He s turnt intae a Buddhist At fir As a proud Scotswoman this novel appealed to me not only because it was short listed for the Orange Prize now the Woman s Prize for Fiction , but because it was written in the Glaswegian dialect in the same manner as Irvine Welsh s novels It is the story of a family, consisting of Jimmy, Liz and their young daughter Anne Marie, and how their lives are turned upside down when Jimmy decides to explore his spiritual side by becoming a Buddhist Each chapter is written from the point of view of th As a proud Scotswoman this novel appealed to me not only because it was short listed for the Orange Prize now the Woman s Prize for Fiction , but because it was written in the Glaswegian dialect in the same manner as Irvine Welsh s novels It is the story of a family, consisting of Jimmy, Liz and their young daughter Anne Marie, and how their lives are turned upside down when Jimmy decides to explore his spiritual side by becoming a Buddhist Each chapter is written from the point of view of the three main characters which I found to be very effective, and added to the charm of the whole story as a whole When Jimmy starts to spendtime away from home in the Buddhist Centre and changes his way of life no alcohol, meat etc, his relationship with Liz be I have one very important piece of advice about this novel read it out loud It is written in dialect, and it is hard to make sense of the words when only reading them with your eyes As you read it out loud, you start to get a feel for the words in your mouth and you can actually begin to hear the dialogue much clearer This is a really neat way to read, I discovered, and I almost wishauthors would write this way.Now to begin the review Jimmy is a Glasgow painter I chose to read Buddha Da for my Reading Scotland 2017 project It is set in Glasgow, the city in which I now live, and written entirely in dialect Whilst this proved marginally difficult to get into at first, it soon seemed an incredibly natural way to read, and I was soon invested within the story The three narrative voices used are distinctive, and the emotional depth included within the volume has been well evoked I did find some elements of the plot a touch predictable, but there was und I chose to read Buddha Da for my Reading Scotland 2017 project It is set in Glasgow, the city in which I now live, and written entirely in dialect Whilst this proved marginally difficult to get into at first, it soon seemed an incredibly natural way to read, and I was soon invested within the story The three narrative voices used are distinctive, and the emotional depth included within th Charming taleIntriguing story about the tension between spirituality, individualism and family life The characters are believable and the context a lovely balance of the extraordinary and the commonplace. Easily 5.5 or 6 starsAbsolutely shot straight into my lifetime favourites list I normally find prize listed books disappointing but not this one Each family member has their very own voice and, in places, this book achieves the Holy Grail of stream of consciousness that so many writers have attempted to write, mainly unsuccessfully The characterisation is wonderful the character observation is acute, meaningful and entertaining Jimmy is one of the most lovable characters I have come across Easily 5.5 or 6 starsAbsolutely shot straight into my lifetime favourites list I normally find prize listed books disappointing but not this one Each family member has their very own voice and, in places, this book achieves the Holy Grail of stream of consciousness that so many writers have attempted to write, mainly unsuccessfully The characterisation is wonderful the character observation is acute, meaningful and entertaining Jimmy is one of the most lovable characters I have come across on a long time and a heck of a lot of books.Written directly in each characters distinct version of the Glaswegian accent, after about 3 chapters this ceased to be a pleasant distraction who can t like any Scots accent and simply became the voice I was listening to and I could hear that voice How I miss the accents of the UK..At the same time the story gives an authentic account of anyone trying to make larg Anne Marie S Dad, A Glaswegian Painter And Decorator, Has Always Been Game For A Laugh So When He First Takes Up Meditation At The Buddhist Center, No One Takes Him Seriously But As Jimmy Becomes Involved In A Search For The Spiritual, His Beliefs Start To Come Into Conflict With The Needs Of His Wife, Liz Cracks Appear In Their Apparently Happy Family Life, And The Ensuing Events Change The Lives Of Each Family Member. Glasgow dialect, Buddhist theme make literary novel dead beezer Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and Whitbread First Novel Award, Buddha Da chronicles the changes in an ordinary Glasgow family when the father decides to become a Buddhist Anne Donovan s formidable writing skills make this novel a stunning read.Spiritual metaphysical content Medium Jimmy plunges deep into his Buddhist teachings, eventually leaving his middle class family to live at the temple He tries to explain his incompr Glasgow dialect, Buddhist theme make literary novel dead beezer Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and Whitbread First Novel Award, Buddha Da chronicles the changes in an ordinary Glasgow family when the father decides to become a Buddhist Anne Donovan s formidable writing skills make this novel a stunning read.Spiritual metaphysical content Medium Jimmy plunges deep into his Buddhist teachings, eventually leaving his middle class family to live at the temple He tries to explain his incomprehensible actions to his This was the first novel I read this year, after a long break from reading for pleasure I don t consider reading about programming to be in that category I actually started the book around a year ago, and although immediately found myself laughing out loud, once I closed it, it was hard for me to pick it up againto do with my lifestyle than anything lacking in the book I m so glad I got round to it again, and soon found it difficult to put down I found myself engrossed in the cha This was the first novel I read this year, after a long break from reading for ple This was actually the third time I had read this book It s a novel which is strong and stylish and original enough to stand up to re reading.One of the things I like about Buddha Da is that it is incredibly hard to try and write about the experience of meditating without being boringly pretentious and or self indulgent But Annie Donovan does a wonderfully neat job, evoking what the quest for Englightenment can do to the inside your head and just how annoying this may be to others.Althoug This was actually the third time I had read this book It s a novel which is strong and stylish and original enough to stand up to re reading.One of the things I like about Buddha Da is that it is incredibly hard to try and write about the experience of meditating without being boringly pretentious and or self indulgent But Annie Donovan does a wonderfully neat job, evoking what the quest for Englightenment can do to the inside your head and just how annoying this may be to others.Although some of the novel s


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About the Author: Anne Donovan

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationAnne Donovan s prize winning short stories have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on BBC radio Her collection Hieroglyphics and Other Stories came out in 2001 2003 saw the release of her debut novel Buddha Da, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationAnne Donovan s prize winning short stories have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on BBC radio Her collection Hieroglyphics and Other Stories came out in 2001 2003 saw the release of her debut novel Buddha Da, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize both books published by Canongate Books A resident of Glasgow, Scotland, Donovan often employs the local, working class dialect in her writing as she says, it provides adirect line to the heart, you get closer