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A beautifully illustrated story about Sri RamaKrishna! Unforgettable! Very enjoyable to listen to and in a word: Profound!
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I don't know anyone else who likes Nicola Barker--she certainly seems to be a "love her or hate her" kind of author. I wondered how her writing would translate into audiobook and the answer, I think, is maybe not that well. While I am a fan of Nicola Barker's, I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as Clear or Darkman's.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The story doesn't take place in Britain but is otherwise pure Nicola Barker with lots of "meta" and plenty of odd starts and stops. Things that go over well in the written world, or at least don't drive you batty, don't necessarily translate well into audio. For instance, when we're told that Sri Ramakirshna's name must always be accompanied by the sound of a clown's horn (pa-pa!), it's not that big of a deal to read "pa-pa!" every few paragraphs. But listening to it being said over and over again, even if only for the duration of a few pages, is kind of maddening.