This short captured me from the start with the scene setting and the way this author knows how to make me almost hear the monks chant. She expertly builds up and foreshadows what is bound to come, but then still surprises with the how and the who.
I loved how she made the Guest real and gave him an unexpected dept. All the other characters, even the ones who have a minor part in the whole, are not just cardboard figures but real and alive. And like I mentioned above the scenes are properly set without becoming an info dump, but rather is very much picture painting.
Yes, a very pleasurable read I would suggest to everyone who likes reading a snippet of buddhist life presented very different from what you would expect.