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The Shining Shining Path

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The Shining Shining Path is a triumphant blend of magical realism and spiritual adventure which examines the power of love, forgiveness, and redemption in everyday lives. Its collison of Easter mysticism and Deep South culture ranges effortlessly from humor to profound emotion.
Paperback, 393 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by NewSouth Books (first published April 1995)
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Ramey Channell
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my family, we make frequent use of the saying "Toad's wild ride!" I believe after reading Carroll Dale Short's book, I'll refer to it as "Turner's wild ride!" This is a surprising, impressive, ambitious and totally original work. While reading The Shining Shining Path, I repeatedly asked the question "How does he know all this?" as the author explains the unexplainable and describes the indescribable. The creative depth and the metaphysical complexity of this adventure, whether factual or fic ...more
Steve
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Starts as a mildly amusing personal zen journey, but leads into Ultimate Evil, Mystic Confrontation territory. A fine read. Hard to categorize ... and that's a good thing.

Roger Zelazny would have liked this book.
Barbara
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun adventure combining elements of Buddhism, memories of the 60's and the Viet Nam war and lite magical realism.
R. Rasmussen
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a fond memory of a comic book I read as a book. It may have been about Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck. I'm not sure, but the characters don't matter. What I do remember clearly is that the comic's story revolved around an incredible invention--a magical printing machine that could create any kind of story one wanted--Western, romance, mystery, or whatever. At the end of the comic book, the characters order the machine to combine all the genres in one book. After spitting out hundreds of pages, ...more
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Carroll Dale Short, a native of Shanghi, Alabama, has published fiction and non-fiction in Redbook, The New York Times, USA Today, The National Observer, Newsweek, American lawyer, The Runner, The Oxford American, Birmingham, Southern Humanities Review, UAB Magazine, Roanoke Review, Medical Center, Country Music, Appalachian Journal, Arts and Sciences, The Runner, Business Alabama, South Carolina ...more
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