McGills, Gordon: Little Buddha

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Little Buddha AUTHOR: Gordon McGill (Based on a story by Bernardo Bertolucci) TYPE: novel OTHER INFORMATIONS: The book was first published by Pan Books Limited in 1994. This story is composed of two parts and nine chapters.The first part plays in Seattle the second in Kathmandu in Tibet and in Bhutan (high in the Himalayas). The author wrote this stoy in prose. SUBJECT: The book tells about a ten-year-old little boy called Jesse and some Buddhist monks, who think that Jesse is the reincarnation of one of their most respected priests (Lama Dorje). SYNOPSIS: One day Lisa goes to work, where she meets a Buddhist monk called Kempo Tenzin. He asks her some questions about her son Jesse and goes very happily away. Some weeks ago Kempo Tenzin, Lama Norbu and Chompa stand in front of their house and they say that they come on a very special mission. Lama Norbu explains Lisa and Dean that they think that their son Jesse is the reincarnation of Lama Dorje. Lisa and Dean allow the monks to tell Jesse something about their religion and their culture. The young boy learns very much and the monks want him to come to Tibet because there are two other children who could also be Lama Dorje. So Dean goes with his son, Chompa and Lama Norbu to Kathmandu. With Gita and Raju(these are the other candidats), they all fly to Bhutan. There some Buddhist monks recognize that Gita, Raju and Jesse are the reincarnation of one person of Lama Dorje. Then some days ago Lama Norbu dies. At the end Jesse ...

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