Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I just finished Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig (the full text of the book is available from the aformentioned link). It's an interesting book. I can see why it has endured as a cult classic for some time. Lots of rather deep metaphysics in there... the kind that would drive most people to stop reading and stop caring about what the author is trying to convey. I listened to the audio book (on loan from the Ypsilanti library) during my commute. It's not a book that lends itself to thins sort of casual listening or reading, much in the same way that a math textbook doesn't lend itself to casual reading. A good 2/3 of the book is heavy philosophy, which requires one to ponder what is said. The rest is an interesting tale about a cross-country motorcycle trip. Oh, and there's a little about maintaining a motorcycle in there as well, just for good measure.


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