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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
The most explosive book you will read this year. The extraordinary story of a man's quest for truth. It will change the way you think and feel about your life.
ISBN: 52611
Pages: 406
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Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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mrsb avatar reviewed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Well, I've heard nothing but raves about this book ... how it's a book you just HAVE to read and won't be sorry that you did. Hmmm?!

I am a pretty fast reader normally and I had such a difficult time getting into this book ... all the talk about Quality and what it is and how to get it and where it comes from, I was so confused ... it got to where I just began skipping over those sections where he begins to talk like this. Maybe that is why I did't enjoy the book ... maybe I missed some important bits in those parts I skipped ... but if I didn't skip them, I don't think that I would have ever finished the book!!

I am not one to really read "self help" books to begin with (and to be honest, I didn't realize that this is what this book was when I decided to go ahead and give it a try) so I did go into it without a preconceived notion that I wasn't going to like it ... but now that I see it is in the "self-help" category, maybe that also helps to understand why this book just wasn't my "cuppa tea" ...

I enjoyed the afterword more than anything else ...

There is a sequel to the book called ... Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals and one to that called ... Lila's Child: An Inquiry Into Quality
reviewed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
From Amazon.com:
Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significace of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.
mrsb avatar reviewed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Well, I've heard nothing but raves about this book ... how it's a book you just HAVE to read and won't be sorry that you did. Hmmm?!

I am a pretty fast reader normally and I had such a difficult time getting into this book ... all the talk about Quality and what it is and how to get it and where it comes from, I was so confused ... it got to where I just began skipping over those sections where he begins to talk like this. Maybe that is why I did't enjoy the book ... maybe I missed some important bits in those parts I skipped ... but if I didn't skip them, I don't think that I would have ever finished the book!!

I am not one to really read "self help" books to begin with (and to be honest, I didn't realize that this is what this book was when I decided to go ahead and give it a try) so I did go into it without a preconceived notion that I wasn't going to like it ... but now that I see it is in the "self-help" category, maybe that also helps to understand why this book just wasn't my "cuppa tea" ...

I enjoyed the afterword more than anything else ...

There is a sequel to the book called ... Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals and one to that called ... Lila's Child: An Inquiry Into Quality
reviewed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance on
Helpful Score: 1
i read this book about 7 years ago and always aquire another copy somehow with intent to read again but never do. great book about the journey and not just the end.
luvbooks avatar reviewed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance on + 126 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The narrators motorcycle journey takes him in search of himself and life's values. As the author states inside the front cover..."The real cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself'". This book is very profound and deep.
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