It definitely makes you think about life.
I actually listened to this book twice. Now I'm on my third time.
This book is a relic of the 70s when we were saturated with allegedly "deep" parables like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Jonathan Livingston Seagull etc, but are woefully short of substance or inspiration. Although the reader is admirable, the writing is that of a caustic, angry, delusional person. This is a travel log that makes me NOT want to ride a motorcycle around the country.
This book is potentially the most rambling, obscure, overblown, overrated book of all time. The actual narration of the journey by motorcycle across the country is enjoyable, interesting and descriptive, everything else is like listening to a filibuster on the floor of the senate, just long-winded non-nonsensical BS. This was torture to listen to and after 5 hours of Zen Motorcycle waterboarding I finally turned it off for good. Good book for wannabe philosophical hipsters who want to interweave opinions on "philosophy of quality" into their coffee shop conversations or maybe as a reference book for the parts of a motorcycle.
The reader was fine, it's the content that is terrible.
The descriptive writing about the journey by motorcycle was great.
The best book I've ever read and I read quite a bit. It's not a quick and easy read, you definitely have to be ready to pause and think...a lot. But the payoff of tremendous. For me it clarified a lot about my own life choices and artistic vision.
Say something about yourself!
Yes, it is classic
Interesting from start to finish
Every page was a fave
Yes, makes one think
It was perfect for me when I wanted to read it again but did not have the time. The way it was read for perfect for me.