Thursday, September 19, 2013

Le bouddhisme - Cécile Becker

My purchase of this book is the very embodiment of a dismal case of dissatisfied expectations.
I wanted a light user's manual to Buddhism, and what I got was a theoretical history.

That was not at all what I had hoped for - nor, allow me to state, what I had had reason to expect from perusing the back cover! 

As history manuals go, this one is certainly useful enough; it provides minute descriptions of the complex history of Buddhism in relatively few pages. Unfortunately, that also makes for rather indigestible reading, unless the writer is a very talented one, which Becker is not.

Still waiting for the perfect introduction to Buddhism, therefore.

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