Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
The extraordinary story of a man's quest for truth. It will change the way you think and feel about your life."The cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself.'""The study of the art of motorcycle maintainence is really a study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle,... show more
The extraordinary story of a man's quest for truth. It will change the way you think and feel about your life."The cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself.'""The study of the art of motorcycle maintainence is really a study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon." -- Robert M. Pirsig
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 1984
Publisher: Bantam New Age Books
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is an iconic story chronicling a father-son American West motorcycle journey, peppered with philosophical musings and observations on American culture. This was a (530 page) book which I truly could not put down. Though Pirsig touches on ...
This is one of those books that I am wondering why it actually took me so long to get around to reading. I guess a part of it had to do with the title (when I was somewhat more fundamentalist in my faith, anything that reeked of another religion would be automatically discarded), but then I guess it...
I had to read this book in high school. It was an arduous slog, since philosophy has never really been a great interest of mine. To this day, I don't know why we read it for English class, or what I was supposed to get out of it. All I remember about it was the shock therapy.
This book came to me at a strange time. Normally I would give a book like this two stars and be done with it. But not now. I am going through something of a minor existential crisis, and as a result, I am taking some time off so as to focus on things of import. The plot of this book is not really ...
This book would have better been titled Motorcycles, Science, Math, and Traveling in the West. I liked the motorcycles, I liked the traveling and I didn't mind SOME of the math, science and philosophy. Maybe it's just dated. IDK. I didn't complete it, so I'm not going to rate it. It will go back int...