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Paperback Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Book

ISBN: 0688052304

ISBN13: 9780688052300

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

(Book #1 in the Phaedrus Series)

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One of the most books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I guess I'm the one person who hated it

I read this book after hearing rave reviews from family and friends. I found the narrator annoyingly self-absorbed and clueless. He ignored his young son, who was obviously just desperate for Dad's attention, until the end of the book. His essay on "quality" was meaningless to me. The only interesting part was his discussion of motorcycle mechanics.

Philosophical / Semiautobiographical Tract

Robert M. Pirsig's seminal work - "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" - is absolutely phenomenal in the German language! "Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten" is a truly great achievement; the technical language of true motorcycle maintenance and the philosophical passages are crystallized so beautifully in German.

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