Monday, July 27, 2009

Enlightenment for Idiots

The title is a little cheesy, I'll admit--it's why I avoided the book for so long until I finally thought, what the hell?

I ordered it through Amazon and read it in 4 days--freakin' loved it.

I do NOT want to sound like a book review, so I'll just say a few things here. The main character spends most of the story's time in India--I felt like I was there. She was on a quest for enlightenment, visiting various gurus/teachers and ashrams--I felt just as much a part of that quest. When she cried, I damn near cried. At her wit, I would laugh out loud.

You know a book is good when you're so into it that, upon completion, it feels as if you've been dropped back into a life you no longer recognize...and the suitcases still need to be unpacked.


CharlotteB said...

This is the second time I have read about this book in the past 2 days. So after reading your post I went online and requested it from our local library. I'm only 3rd in line, shouldn't be too long for my turn. Thanks for the second endorsement, all the persuasion I needed!


You're welcome! I hope you enjoy as much as I did. For me, it came at just the right time--the author's knowledge of India and the yogic culture is sound and the honesty with which she writes about the student/teacher had me wincing in recognition :-)