There was something about Millman's writing style that annoyed me. Some parts were too drawn out, while many, many transitions in the story were almost non-existent.
The value in the book is the "deep" realizations Dan has through his mentor--I am a graduate of The Landmark Forum...and almost every "profound" statement is something covered in the forum, thus they were of little value to me. Others who have not attened a Landmark educational or other Epistomology related course will most likely enjoy it a bit more than did I.
I'm not normally into "self" books wheather they be self help or self exploration etc. I must admit, though, when I was in the Navy on board ship, this book was passed along to me by a good friend, and I found it engaging. It didn't hurt either, that most of the story took place in Berkeley, where I grew up, making it instantly identifiable to me. I ended up really enjoying this story. I heard that it was adapted into a movie, but I have no comment on that.
I was disappointed. It seemed that the narrative was simply a clumsy means to string together a bunch of literary tropes. While it was nice to be reminded of these old stories, parables etc, it didn't make for an very entertaining novel OR a good old self helper. Sort of like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which was kind of boring plus you still had to buy Chilton's anyway.
This book has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide.
This classic tale, told with hear and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears - even moments of illumination - as they discover life's larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on this peaceful warriror's path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.
I read this book many years ago. It helped me to see my life in a different light. Progress-both spiritual and physical- are key components to what you will get out of this book. It is fictional, but definitely enjoyable.
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior based loosely on the life of Dan Millman,a world class gymnist, is a revealing study of one man's journey to find answers to an inner quest. It is a mixture of philosophy,self help and holistic health. For anyone who enjoys a self psychological study-it is a good read.
This was an ok book, but just couldn't finish it. I should have read it before the movie, but didn't realize it was a book until after I had already seen the movie. I think people who like inspirational stories will like it though.