(47) Tantric Coconuts

Title: Tantric Coconuts by Greg Kincaid
Publisher: Crown
306 pages
Genre: spirituality/ romance/ religion

I received a free e-copy of this book through Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair review.

Synopsis: Free spirit Angel Two Sparrow—artist and musician extraordinaire—is having trouble making ends meet.  On the verge of desperation, she inherits her crazy Aunt Lilly’s bookmobile and half-wolf named No Barks, and dreams up yet another life plan. Painting her business card on the side of the van, Angel and her trusty companion set off on a pilgrimage across America hoping to jump-start her new profession: Native American Spiritual Consultant.

Traveling in the other direction, Ted Day and his trusty Irish Terrier-mix Argo are on a much needed vacation (and in need of spiritual nourishment). When he leaves Kansas, Ted can’t image how far from his sleepy law office that old silver and black Winnebago 32RQ Chieftain will take him.

Two lives (four if you count the canines) collide (literally). Once the dust settles, Ted and Angel find themselves enamored. Sensing that something bigger and more profound has been set in motion, the couple embarks on a wild road trip, detouring into some rarely traveled corridors of the human soul. Very soon, it becomes clear that nothing will ever be the same for these travelers, their dogs, and, heck, the world at large, too.

Review: This book seems like religion or spirituality 101 -If you ever wanted to know a little bit about different religions and how they all fit together, this book is for you.  Its like taking a bunch of different self help/spirituality books mashing them together and throwing in a love story.  I really struggled through this book.  Maybe because I have read most of those books individually and the definitions and discussions of different philosophies was a little too rudimentary for me but I also just felt it plodded along.  I think some people will find it fascinating and a good primer, and others will find it tedious and boring, some will find it offensive and others will put it down after a few pages.  I'm somewhere in the middle. I thought it was good although I struggled with staying awake through information that I feel has already been told to me by the writers that are quoted or annotated in the book.  If you are looking for something and don't really know what it is this might be the book for you, otherwise you may want to take a pass.