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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance | [Robert M. Pirsig]

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

This thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth - and for himself - has touched and changed an entire generation, and is ready to reach out to a new one. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a motorcycle trip across America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.
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This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth - and for himself - has touched and changed an entire generation, and is ready to reach out to a new one. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a motorcycle trip across America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, through mountain and desert, wind and rain, and searing heat and biting cold, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an elemental work that has helped to shape and define the past 25-years of American culture. This special audio edition presents this adventure in an exciting new way - for the millions who have already taken this journey and want to travel these roads again, and for the many more who will discover for the first time the wonders and challenges of a story that will change the way they think and feel about their lives. Unique to audio, this edition features a new introduction by the author.

©1974 by Robert M. Pirsig; (P)1996 by Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Profoundly important...intellectual entertainment of the highest order." (The New York Times)
"Brave wanderings, high adventures, extraordinary risks...A horn of plenty." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Eric San Pedro, CA, USA 04-16-07
    Eric San Pedro, CA, USA 04-16-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Boring"

    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.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Darin Wright Appleton, WI 04-26-09
    Darin Wright Appleton, WI 04-26-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Either a one or a five"

    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.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ken SANTA ANA, CA, USA 09-29-07
    Ken SANTA ANA, CA, USA 09-29-07
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    "My worst Audible choice"

    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.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmy V. Basking Ridge, NJ, USA 01-15-04
    Jimmy V. Basking Ridge, NJ, USA 01-15-04
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    "Slow"

    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.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Hobart, IN, United States 01-16-04
    Gary Hobart, IN, United States 01-16-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Don't do it"

    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.

    1 of 17 people found this review helpful
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