I tried reading the book a few years ago and put it down after 50 pages. This time I tried listening to it hoping that maybe I missed something. Nope. After about two hours of ramblings on the mechanics of a motorcycle, I decided to stop listening.
I hope others find the book more interesting.
It appears that readers rate this book either a one or a five. I very rarely fail to complete a book. "Zen" was an exception. I simply couldn't finish it. It may be deep but was in waters I found too noxious to swim in.
Want to be depressed?
This book will do it.
To me Zen seems to be the least of it.
This book should be called
"Greek philosophy and the art of motorcycle maintenance"
Also, I found the narrator's voice a bit irritating (too much breath at the end of many words, as if speech were difficult for him)
I found it difficult to finish and won't buy anything more from the author or narrator again.
I gave this book three and a half hours to go somewhere. Unfortunately it was more mundane than the traffic I sit in. Don't get me wrong, I'm open minded, but it just didn't hold my attention. I can appreciate the authors abilities, but it needs to move quicker.
This book is so utterly useless. I'm a practical person and so ramblings of the deep introspection hold little value to me. If you value practical and applicable musing, then don't go down this road as it will only frustrate you. I found myself laughing at this man's insane attempts to understand the most mundane and trivial issues of life.