March 29, 2012
by Hermann Hesse
Set in India, "Siddhartha" is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation.
Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922.
*I remember reading it in middle school and rather enjoying it, though I dont' recall much. So I'm happy to read it again. Please leave your thoughts and comments after reading the book.
(I've switched the Hunger Games book to later, since with the movie coming out this month everyone has the book on hold at the library so most likely it won't be available for a long time. I suggest putting it on hold now for a later date.)
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