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Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by Rev:

Arrite! My wife recommended this one. I'll peruse it over the coming weekend.





In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.




Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was born in Germany and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. In 1946, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for The Glass Bead Game.


* This will be an excellent read--that's what I was told.





Great choice, Rev. I read it and consider it one of my personal Top 100 Books.

oh rass iman got 98 more to read to come up with my top 100