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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Ishmael An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Author: Daniel Quinn
The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. — "You are the  teacher?" he asks incredulously. &quo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553375404
ISBN-10: 0553375407
Publication Date: 6/1995
Pages: 263
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 327 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 9
This book will give you a whole new way to look at your life and the life our culture tells us is good. You will end up with more questions than answers, but the questions are a place to start. Let Ishmael be your teacher and come along on the journey.
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Helpful Score: 5
Fascinating book! The premise is off-beat, to say the least, but the wisdom imparted by the unusual scholar was insightful. I couldn't put this one down.
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Helpful Score: 3
if you believe a miracle is a change in perception, than this book is a miracle. I used to think the world will be wonderful when we have all blended into one color... now I see how diveristy makes strenght and in a way, keeping diversity is a way heal our challenged earth.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my favorite book of all time. I read it in college and it changed the way I look at everything. Ishmael is a Gorilla who has something important to teach the world. Quinn uses him as a guide to help convey his view of the world today. It covers ideas from religion to sustainable development. The book can be quite deep in parts, I sometimes read passages several times, however it is well worth it.It leaves you thinking, wondering and inspired to do better. I have read the book more times than I can count and I continue to learn from it. Well worth the read.
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A very interesting thought experiment. Great if you like philosophy or history.
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I could not get into this book - even after reading it half way through. Maybe I was too impatient, but I need a book to grab me sooner than that.
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wonderful
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Very powerful read. I still think about it often. However I think it could have all been said it half the text.


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