Written in Somtow’s usual poetic style, this evocation of his 2 weeks as a monk in Thailand is enlightening both on the level of Buddhism and on the impact that it can have on a whole life destiny. although Somtow had achieved a lot before those 2 weeks, it takes us through a whole experience of rejunivation . – Amazon Review
Nirvana Express: Journal of a Very Brief Monkhood
(The Curious Adventures of S.P. Somtow)
Novelist, composer and conductor Somtow Sucharitkul (who writes books under the name S.P. Somtow) had an extraordinary epiphany while driving downthe California coast. At almost 50 years of age, having spent very little time in his native Thailand, he was seized by an overwhelming desire to enter a Buddhist monastery.
This is the story of that journey, full of surprises, culture shock, discoveries, humor and spirituality. Visions, dreams, comedy, philosophy, wisdom and superstition mingle in an unforgettable fusion.