The Buddhist’s path

If you’re interested in a biographical manga here’s something for you. It’s not perfect, but still enjoyable.

NichirenNichiren by Masahiko Murakami, Ken Tanaka

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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads blurb:

In 13th-century Japan, disease, famine, violence, and natural disasters plague society. Samurai lords, blinded by power, shirk any responsibility to protect the citizenry. Religious leaders care more about currying favor with the powerful than helping common people find hope and a positive way to deal with their suffering. But one unknown Buddhist monk dares to speak the truth to power: Nichiren remonstrates with the authorities. He insists that all human life is precious and that the government needs to change its ways and become of service to the people.

I don’t read many biographies, so if I’m actually reaching for one I do have some expectations. In this case, I was more interested in the setting rather than the character, although the blurb caught my attention enough to read the story. Continue reading “The Buddhist’s path”