Book Reviews of MONKEY

Author: David Kherdian
ISBN-13: 9780877736523
ISBN-10: 0877736529
Publication Date: 9/15/1992
Pages: 209
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Shambhala
Book Type: Paperback
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An interesting folk tale of spiritual transformation towards illumination. I enjoyed the book, pretty well written. It was originally written in 16th century China. It's also a satire as well. I couldn't stand Monkey, the main character. He was a selfish jerk. But then so was the Jade Emporer. Even when Monkey achieved his spiritual illumination, he was still a bit of a jerk. Anyway, to me, and this is because I have children, It read like a Dragon Ball Z episode. I see where the cartoon got it's influences. I would recommend this to anyone into Taoism, Buddism, Chinese literature. It is a enjoyable story.