Reviews

  • Kerr has proven an excellent student of friendship and fellowship and has himself become a vessel of wisdom which he now passes on to us readers ... we can keep Finding the Heart Sutra in a safe place, along with our other sacred treasures

    Amy Chavez, Books on Asia
  • Compelling, beautiful . . . Alex Kerr finds humor at the heart of wisdom and enlightenment

    J.J. O'Donoghue, Japan Times
  • An erudite and charming book . . . Alex Kerr delves into the Japanese soul in Finding the Heart Sutra . . . both a primer and a paean to one of the central texts to Buddhism

    Literary Review
  • Captivating, informal ... Kerr is the perfect guide

    PD Smith, Guardian
  • Kerr's way of questioning and puzzling through is hugely enjoyable in its own right, and pleasingly infectious

    Christopher Harding, Spectator
  • Rich ... Kerr's combination of instinct and erudition serve him well ... there is something fresh and chirpy about the text, even when it deals with the most esoteric or arcane of subjects

    Stephen Mansfield, Japan Times

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