This book is for deep thinkers and maybe Anarchist. I personally could not stay with when he started making lists and explaining motor cycle Maintainance. I believe there are plenty of people who have a different temperament and would love it.
I actually made it all the way through (mostly) this time.
Pirsig seems to me to have a lot of insight into certain things and at times I can relate to him and his experiences. However, the book often gets lost in his long babbling style.
Still, it's a book I would listen to again - sometime (not anytime soon).
first one i have had i enjoyed it.
When he spoke about adjusting his valves, and approaching a roadside lake i really connected with that part.
I really enjoy being able to listen to a book while I am doing other things.
When you're ready
This hits home
If you're not ready
This will suck for you
not only unfinished but also not quite to the point
I think the theme of quality is just barely coveted and not fully discovered
Oh, you know, stuff.
I haven't read the print version.
Its mental complexity. There is a lot of dense discussion in this book, though I wouldn't call it a philosophy book like others have. The topics of discussion work well within the framework of the character and novel as a whole, but are not necessarily meant to be rigorous, academic philosophical inquiries.
Whichever part of the book that starts discussing the "high country" of the mind.
No way. You need to digest this book as you listen to it. The book is mainly broken up into long speeches which are best appreciated if contemplated upon.
This is one of those books that I always said "ya, I'll get to that one soon", because I didn't think it would live up to the hype surrounding it. I was wrong. If you can handle the long speeches, it delivers all the way.
This book has way much more to say than I can possibly perceive at this point in life. I believe I'll be coming back to this book many times throughout my adulthood and parenting.
Perhaps it is the barrier of being a foreigner that created many obstacles in understanding it fully. In addition, being a 23-year old individual trying to figure things out in life, make it even more difficult.
However, I'm grateful I came across this gem. But lots of polishing should be done before the true value of it can be uncovered and appreciated.