|Plot Summary of Diverting The Buddha|
This is a book that looks at a testing time in the history South-East Asia. Set in the sixties it tells how a gentle Buddhist society was manipulated by right wing tyrants so they could gain maximum power and wealth. The Vietnamese were naive to believe that a democratic utopia based on buddhist philosophy could be created and sustained on the world stage.
The involvment of the United States and its representatives are seen in a light not displayed before in public. Those readers who look on this book with an open mind will be rewarded with an insight into a misunderstood time.
This synopsis report prepared by Warren Thurston
A battle royal of ideals and philosophies pitting pro-democracy Vietnamese against the American sponsored regime' in Saigon. The book is a gritty look into the real history of the period, a look into American CIA and Johnson Administration dirty tricks used to undermine the Vietnamese people's rights to self-determination.
This synopsis report prepared by Bob Swartzel
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|Chapter Analysis of Diverting The Buddha|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- govt. doing secret bad things abroad
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
- a teen
- Southeast Asia
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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