Book Review: The Buddha of the Brothel by Kris Advaya

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The main thing in life is to always have low expectations

Author: Kris Advaya
Publisher: FingerPrint Publisher
Rating: 4/5


When Kris made a trip to India to study Ayurvedic massage, he never thought he would find love, adventure, and heartbreak. Traumatised by the loss of his friend and army abuses, Kris came to India practicing meditation and chastity, but both efforts were turned head over heels when he caught sight of Radha, a sex worker in Pune’s notorious red-light district. 
Before he knew it, Kris was wrapped up in the world of pimps and crime lords, losing his hold on the life he had been pursuing and all the dreams of stability he had once built in his head. To be with the woman who had stolen his heart away, a life-altering decision awaited.
A true story, The Buddha of the Brothel is a poignant look into the world of godmen, spiritual seekers, and the men and women whose lives are ruled by the sex market and its overlords. Advaya’s account, written in refreshingly sparkling prose, is by turns anguished, humorous, hopeful, and bewildered, as he wades through a world he had never expected to encounter. 
Sure to appeal to readers of Gregory Roberts’s Shantaram with its less than glittering setting, this is a literary memoir that opens readers’ eyes and minds and will not let go easily of their imaginations.

I loved the cover of the book, its damn attractive. I loved the plot, it’s out of the box and amazing. Its Kris’s journey to find peace where he falls in love with Radha who is a sex worker. The author very well describes each and every situation and built very strong characters. Each and every scene that the author described is very connecting. One can easily connect with the book. The pace of the story is also smooth and lil slow with which reader can easily connect. the author used very simple language to describe each and every situation beautifully. The Tempo of the story is amazingly full of twists and turns. There’s fun, romance, emotions which will make you cry. The way Kris described everything is just amazing. Radha’s part of the story is where you feel so bad for her. Strong characters, amazing plot, simple language and a crisp story makes it one of the best read.

If you love reading non-fiction, do not miss this book!

You can get your copy here.

*** I received this copy from the publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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