Buddha Da (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 05/03/2009
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In her hugely acclaimed debut Anne Donovan tells an endearing, humorous yet unsentimental story of a working-class Glaswegian man who discovers Buddhism, rejects old habits and seeks a life more meaningful, only to alienate his immediate family in the process. Moving seamlessly between three family members, Donovan's clear-eyed, richly expressive prose sings off the page. Each character's voice has its own subtle rhythm and the conclusion is a poignant mixture of hope and lingering reservations. Buddha Da is a delight from one of Britain's best writers.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847673459
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


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An enchanting novel in which ordinary lives are illuminated with extraordinary charm. * * Daily Telegraph * *
Buddha Da reads like a Scottish Roddy Doyle, dealing with potentially heavy issues with an addictive blend of pathos and humour. * * Observer * *
A beauty...the book had me engrossed to the end. * * Sunday Telegraph * *
Her deliciously corkscrewed tale flows with the sap of everyday life. * * Sunday Times * *
Anne Donovan is outstanding. * * Melvyn Bragg * *
Quirky and endearing. Don't wait until your next life too read it. * * Sunday Herald * *
A delightfully deadpan look at what happens when one family member decides that he's unlocked the secrets of the universe. * * Independent * *
An engaging account . . . Buddha Da recalls the early stories of Roddy Doyle . . . it has just enough humour to make the family compelling, and some delicate touches of insight - usually from Anne-Marie - that raise it above a suburban comedy. -- Katy Guest * * Independent * *

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“A quirky and amusing read in Scots”

I found this to be a quirky and amusing read - at times it was touching. It is a little bit saucy, a few swear words and mention of sex (although nothing greatly explicit), so I wouldn't recommend it to very... More

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