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6/25/19

The Prince and the Zombie: Tibetan Tales of Karma


Title: The Prince and the Zombie: Tibetan Tales of Karma by Wangmo, Tenzin

Author: Tenzin Wangmo

Genre: Mythology – a story from Tibet

Summary: A prince must capture a zombie and bring it back to his country. Must not one speck to the zombie, otherwise the zombie will escape. Enchanted by the tales the zombie tells, the prince can’t help but, make a comment on each story. Time after time the zombie escape and the prince must go and capture it again.

Review: Now and then I go to a library book sale that opens up twice a month. The sale is in the basement of the library. When you first walk through the door a large room that leads to more rooms turning into an endless labyrinth of books. Making my way through this labyrinth I find a little bookcase of books on mythology.

hidden away between two large collages mythology textbooks I find a little book called the Prince and the Zombie. I was intrigued by the title and decided to buy it.

Like 1001 Arabian Nights, The Prince and the Zombie is a book with small stories within a larger story. Each story has a lesson or meaning to it and I enjoy each one. There is a Buddhism teaching of karma. It not my belief but, I do find it interesting learning about Tibetan culture and their belief. Regards to karma I agree that our actions have consequences.

The chapters about the prince going to capture the zombie are tell in the same words. I'm aware that these stories are told orally and will be easily forgiven.

Notes:
I will be doing an analysis of my mythology and fairly tale collation. In a way to include books, I have on my non-fiction shelf or books that are usually found in the library's non-fiction sections. More reviews like this will be coming soon to a device near you. :)

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