“1750. A young Buddhist priest traveling to Korea is caught in storms, driven across the Pacific and shipwrecked. Lacking survival skills, he is taken in by the local people who are far from the barbarians he expected; they are complex, political, sophisticated, urbane and multilingual; a community of traders and priests with deep cultural and spiritual ways and little need for his Buddhist dharma.” As described by the author.
This is my favorite book of the decade, big words since the decade is only half over; but I have not read anything that comes very close in many years. If you have any interest in history or fiction or historical fiction then this book is for you. Have you ever wondered what daily life was like for Native Americans before the Europeans moved into the neighborhood? This book is for you. Do you like a good love story about how opposites attract? This book is for you. Do you like an action story with intrigue, plots, spies, and fighting a war? This book is for you.
Do not let the variety scare you away; this tapestry is woven so well together it seems to be of one cloth.
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Disclosure: Richard Bell is a client of Word Refiner, we are working on his second book.