Author: Hermann Hesse


Review: Siddhartha

August 5, 2015 Classics, Fiction 9 ★★★★

Review: SiddharthaTitle: Siddhartha
Author: Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner
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Summary: I loved the beautiful, lyrical writing, but the plot was too focused on the divine for my taste.

I picked this book up based on a glowing recommendation from a friend.  It’s the story of a young man in ancient India on a spiritual quest to find  enlightenment. He tries dedicating his life to various pursuits, from contemplation to love, from self-deprivation to hedonism. Even encountering Gautama Buddha fails to bring him peace until after he’s discovered more of life himself. Read more »