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I Love Lord Buddha

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"I Love Lord Buddha is the transgressive, transcendent first novel that some are calling the future of literature, and others are calling a post--pornographic revolution. Set in late-90's Tokyo, it recounts the history of the Neo-Geisha Organization, a sex-and-death cult with an anticonsumerist, pro-hedonist, sub-Buddhist ideology.The novel takes its inspiration from the c ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Creation Books (first published October 1st 2004)
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Quick and twisted, do not read if you are easily offended by sex, drugs, or mass murder, otherwise, enjoy!
Jessica Brown
[Originally appeared on New Reads and Old Standbys in July 2009:]

What do you get when you combine sex, drugs, techno, bar hostessing, manga and a warped, perverted revisioning of Buddhism?

Apparently you get I LOVE LORD BUDDHA, Hillary Raphael’s avant-garde, postmodernist first novel.

Heather Peterson, a native of New York, using her adopted name HIYOKO, leads a group of foreign-born bar hostesses in Tokyo to murder their clients and commit suicide en masse, all in the name of enlightenment. But

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddhism, hostess bars, and avoiding the Apocalypse, September 24, 2006

The setting for I Love Lord Buddha is the hostess bars of Tokyo in 1997. The main characters are western hostesses who spend their nights socializing and drinking with men in these bars. Amongst them is a charismatic leader from New York who takes the name HIYOKO and starts recruiting these displaced women into a new-Buddhist group called the Neo-Geisha Orga
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