Re: Nearly Salinger-related

Mattis Fishman (
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 14:48:50 -0400 (EDT)

Torrence wrote:
> Are you sure? In an early September issue of the New Yorker there was a
> which stated that the second-in-charge to the dalai lamai had died and
> his replacement was being held by the chinese, who were putting forward
> own candidate. also, this lamai is the one who is responsible for the 
> selection of the next dalai lamai, so if this incident isn't resolved it 
> could mean the end of Tibetan Buddhism.

and Camille added:
>Yeah, it made next-to-front-page news over here. His full official name is
>His Holiness 17th Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorje  He's even got his own
>webpage at

Well, the truth may be stranger than fiction, but for a truly strange
fictional account of an uncannily similar situation I highly reccommend
the beautiful and funny young-adults book called "The Last Guru" by Daniel
Pinkwater. Mr. Pinkwater is an amazing author, who I sometimes think of
as the young person's Kurt Vonnegut, and this book is one of his best
(along with the book "Borgel").

all the best,