Full of humour and hidden truths about life's incessant surprises, this book appears to be the first, albeit mayhaps, a yet awkward attempt at the creation of an authentically occidental approach to koan lore. Nevertheless, it does offer a rather non-rational approach to life, and does present a paradoxical perspective to an altogether sometimes, too apparent reality.
The author, Ken N.O. Sho, has taken an authentically occidental and modern approach to Zen koans. In his first book of koans, "Holy Moly Hiccoughs and Enigmatic Knotty Eructations from the Boffola Belly of Bu'Tai, "he has broken through the traditional koan tide and Zen-ish dam which oriental and Asiatic history has built-up. He has humorously and paradoxically chosen to leave blank the photo of the author and to blur the words describing the author leaving it unreadable, clearly showing the reader that he wishes his persona to remain mysterious and hidden.