Tales of Slot Machine Bodhisattvas

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Travel back and forth through Japan and California into the distant past and the post-modern future with the undisciplined Sensei, the frightening Fujikami and the condescending Fu War as they tackle every human worry in counterintuitive ways designed to undo every doctrine and every paradigm. In every backdrop possible, every pandora's box will be reopened and every assumption debunked. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Religious
  • Words: 59,480
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780463476567
About Mel C. Thompson

Mel C. Thompson is a writer of fiction and poetry. His stories tend to center around the topics of greed, sex, religion, alcohol, and history. He is a cultural relativist, which means the good guys and the bad guys are often hard to find in any given tale he is telling. Being a staunch enemy of political correctness and traditionalist norms, it is unlikely that a doctrinaire conservative or an orthodox liberal would come away from these stories feeling happy. He is a trained philosopher who majored in that discipline at the California State University at Fullerton, specializing in such diverse topics as World Religions and scientific methodology. Much of his fiction might loosely be called "theological comedy," although he is now venturing into more overtly secular themes. He is also a publisher and has published other authors under his Mel C. Thompson Publishing Company label. As an amateur musician and part-time radio personality, he appeared on KMEL as a nerd rapper and geek-philosopher. He earlier wrote Buddhist hymns and ordinary pop songs. He survived as a security guard and clerical worker for decades before going out on disability due to a host of physical and mental health problems. At this phase of his life, his studies have gravitated toward higher math, computer literacy and electronics.

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John Couté reviewed on Sep. 1, 2019

The author is a Sensei raconteur. He has mastered the gleeful art of spiritual irony where words rarely line up with the readers expectations. These unpredictable, often hereitical short form narratives keep you guessing and laughing as they spark fresh insight into human situations.
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Jnana Hodson reviewed on July 19, 2019

Overlooking the irritating formatting glitches, this string of short religious confrontations is delightful and often laugh-out-loud insightful. Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, the odds run in your favor.
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