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Siddhartha (novel)

96 Ratings: 2.7
An allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse.

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of a boy known as Siddhartha from the Indian Subcontinent during the time of the Buddha.      The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in … see full wiki

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18 reviews about Siddhartha (novel)
review by . July 01, 2010
Don't expect to get much out of reading this book unless you take it slowly and seriously. It is a short book, all in all, and it's densely packed with allegory and spiritual transition. Like the lead character of the book, you will be taken through many different ways of life, ways of responding to life; unlike the character, you can step outside of what you are reading and decide if you can feel what he is feeling, become what he is becoming... or if you really want to take that journey …
review by . July 01, 2010
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is a novel seeking answers to profound questions of self, individuality, love, friendship, happiness, and more. Themes abound in this tale. The message sent is fairly clear and accessible, yet considerable in both breadth and depth. The book made me question many things in my life and the world. It made me wonder. It made me think. It made me see things in a different light. That is the joy I love most after reading a great book; I have grown in some direction; my time …
review by . June 29, 2010
I had read this book based on a recommendation from a High School teacher whom I respected. He let me borrow his copy and it honestly took me two years to finally read it. I had been told that it would be life changing and illuminating, but I felt let down when I finally finished it. I found the language to be simplistic and not particularly engaging. What bothered me most was that I didn’t feel challenged by the text, yes the book was straightforward, but the surface value of the themes was …
review by . June 13, 2010
I read this book when I was thirteen and it made an immense impact on me, because I was on a spiritual journey of my own in practicing yoga. The author, Herman Hesse, was an existentialist author who was attempting to portray the existince of a man searching for spiritual enlightenemnet and happiness. He begins the journey explaining the prince's life and all the temptations that he pursued, because his father did not want him to be a monk. It discusses how he wanted to be enlightened and traveled …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
I just finished this book. It is great, I can relate to the main character's search for his own way in life. I really like it, but the very end, like all Hesse's books was a bit mysterious.
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
Love this timeless book, relevant to everyone of any era. Life lessons for all worldwide!
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
great book!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
This was a required reading in school, and just never caught my interest.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Amazing, philosophical, thought-provoking.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
One of my favorite soul-searching books. A great read for those looking for answers to the really big question.
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Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
This book will really make you think about your life as a journey..As a result, read it with a friend and compare notes about what you've experienced to get the most out of this classic.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
a great book for young intellectuals looking for meaning.
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Spiritual account. Must be open-minded if of another religion.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Quick Tip by . April 16, 2010
One of my favorite books. Brings you to the lowest of lows & then the highest of highs. Strangely liberating to read.
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
One of my favorite books. Brings you to the lowest of lows and then the highest of highs, and is very thought provoking.
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