The Buddhas of Borneo

The Buddhas of Borneo The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to the coastal area of Sabah That s the exact area of Borneo to which I was travelling It couldn t be that bad I d have a to

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  • Title: The Buddhas of Borneo
  • Author: Stuart Ayris
  • ISBN: 9781909192461
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to the coastal area of Sabah That s the exact area of Borneo to which I was travelling It couldn t be that bad I d have a tour guide and a driver with me It s just jungles and monkeys anyway, isn t it Little did I know then that it wasn t terrorists that I should have been warned about, but th The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to the coastal area of Sabah That s the exact area of Borneo to which I was travelling It couldn t be that bad I d have a tour guide and a driver with me It s just jungles and monkeys anyway, isn t it Little did I know then that it wasn t terrorists that I should have been warned about, but the entire unravelling of my senses.The Buddhas of Borneo takes the reader on a five day journey across North Eastern Borneo, from Prisoner of War Camps to Buddhist Temples, Bat caves and Jungle Retreats But nothing is as it seems particularly on Turtle Island

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    1. Buddhas of Borneo is a lovely and captivating read that fans of the author's Tollesbury books will really enjoy. I don't know how he does it, but Stuart's books have a magical feel to them. He breaks all the rules and doesn't care. If he wants to slip in a poem, he does it, if he wants to morph two words together for poetic effect then he does and it WORKS.Buddhas of Borneo is rich in poetic imagery, thoughts and feelings. This book is based on the author's experiences whilst travelling in the c [...]

    2. Magical! This is unlike anything I've ever read before both in style and content and I'm hard pushed to find words to do it justice.The author's two native guides take him on a journey into Borneo, but it becomes so much more than this, it's a journey into his very soul.He reaches a place where he feels at one with nature and the whole of creation and is able to lose himself in "star love".His use of language is both beautiful and original, often inventing words and using them for impression rat [...]

    3. I loved the FRUGALITY trilogy and didn't think for one minute that The Buddhas of Borneo would trump that, but guess what? It does.This novella is pure beat. Ayris is up there with Kerouac and Ginsberg in my opinion, but it is how literary fiction is meant to be, not that pretentious let's see how many clever long words we can use / how many metaphors we can cram in.The description of everything is second to none (the bats in the sky, wow, oh wow, oh wow - I was there too). Amazing work from an [...]

    4. This charming, magical, chaotic travelogue of a novella takes us with the author on his five day visit to Borneo. With a Stuart Ayris book, you are aware that you are reading his unique description of the place and events alongside the amazing things happening on the inside of his head. There are descriptions of places many of us will never see, alongside a conversation with a monitor lizard and a card game with the pygmy elephant from a picture on the wall. He describes the cave inhabited by cl [...]

    5. Five Stars, if not more.This novella is a beautiful and eloquent response to a trip to Borneo. Sounds simple enough, but it is anything but.As I have come to expect from Stuart Ayris, the use and structure of language is unique and unconventional, yet perfectly creates rich images in the mind. While both the turtles and the prisoner of war camp elements brought a lump to the throat, it is the language that wins out, blending blunt realism with flights of fancy.The rhythms reminded me of Dylan Th [...]

    6. I was expecting a story of traveling and hard observation of Borneo, and I thought I would be disappointed or bored with this but it ended up being a wild ride through the human imagination. Poetic and unique, the writing paints a picture as vivid as one can imagine. I didn't see any illustrations in the ebook, but the cover is lovely! I have been wracking my mind for a book to compare this too, but this is an original, not even my childhood fantasy favorites, is quite like this! Highly recommen [...]

    7. Another trip into dreamlandI've never met Stuart, but it seems as if I know him well. Maybe we meet in dreamland and discuss the mysteries of the universe over tea and biscuits, or perhaps the dream is actually our reality. You just never know with the likes of him. I loved everything about this novella, even if parts of it hurt to read. There is so much wonder to the world, if only we opened our eyes and breathed slower maybe then we could begin to see more clearly. Thank you Stuart for the les [...]

    8. I read this while in Borneo, partly because I like Ayris's writing and partly to 'get me in the mood' for the trip. As the book confirms, Borneo doesn’t need any help. It's a lovely book from a man who still retains that childlike sense of wonder. That probably makes him as rare as some of the species to be found in this part of the world and for similar reasons. Growth isn’t always a good thing.It's a travelogue of sorts, documenting a trip to the Malaysian side of Borneo in the hands of hi [...]

    9. This book had me wondering, is this a travel story or a fantasy novella, well for me it was a bit of both and quite entertaining once I stopped trying to figure out what was going on. The Buddhas of Borneo, is about a five day journey across North Eastern Borneo, where we visit prisoner of war camps, Buddhist temples, bat caves, jungle retreats and turtle Island. Each place is described wonderfully but there is also a surreal element which had me rereading certain parts. The characters are well [...]

    10. Stuart Ayris, I still love you. I love your style, your voice, you perspective. I love how clearly I see all the characters you write about. I love how beautiful you make the world seem.

    11. A very imaginative visit to Borneo - where senses unravel and anything is possible. From deep sadness, to amazement, to love and connectionEspecially liked "Just like a Panda"

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