Siddhartha (Modern Library Classics)
6 journalers for this copy...
Not at all! This was a wonderful little read, a slightly different take on the coming of age and self discovery novels of the 20th century.
I would love to discuss many of the issues discussed and raised in the book, the relevance of the main characters name, how many of us feel we ought to read or follow doctrine to find enlightenment. In a way isn't that we are doing with this spiral. No matter I have enjoyed the first three book and will continue.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Off book three goes on its' world tour.
"Here on this ferryboat, for example, my predecessor and teacher was a man, a holy man, who for many years believed only in the river, nothing else. He noticed that the river's voice was speaking to him, and from this voice he learned; it taught and educated him. The river seemed to him a god, and for many years he did not know that every wind, every cloud, every bird, every beetle is just as divine and knows just as much and can teach just as much as the river he so revered. But when this holy man went into the forest, he knew everything, knew more than you or I, without teachers, without books, only because he believed in the river."
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent to brunton11. Enjoy!
Thanks all for sharing - I'm enjoying these Nobel spiral reads. I plan to post this book to katrinat tomorrow.
I think this is one of those books which is certainly going to have me thinking about it's messages for a while, the type of book I would loved to have read at uni and been able to discuss in the context of its social and historical background.
The tale is very simple, a man trying to find peace and understanding within himself, he goes on a variety of 'journeys' in his life to be able to achieve this equilibrium. But underneath this is a huge range of philosophy and religion to sift through and, in my case, try and understand.
A good book to read, I wish I had a greater understanding of buddhism as I think that may have brought more to the surface. Very beautifully written, deserves the subtitle 'A Poem'
Will get this in the post as soon as I can get to a post office.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Perfect timing, as I´m almost ready to send The Plague to afraberg.
I couln´t really add anything, apart from many thanks to marko167 for choosing it.
On its way to afraberg.
Update 23/10: Oooops, a good think that I PMed afraberg just before heading for the post office, as it turned out that she had read the book already last summer. So, I´ve PMed fotomiep for their address.
Update 11/11: finally on its way to fotomiep...