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lila has commented on (4) products.

Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M Pirsig
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

lila, January 25, 2008

I'm surprised to not see any reader reviews. I first read this book when I was 19 years old (let's just say the book was still fairly new at that time...). Much of it was over my head, but I remember spending a lot of time thinking about it - so much that it took me forever to get through it!

Since that time, I have read this book every year for the last ten years. It still provokes thought and a lot of it is still over my head...but it has been a good friend.
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Pillars of Salt (Emerging Voices) by Fadia Faqir

lila, April 5, 2007

I read this all the way through on a 6 hour road trip. The author tells a story of political and human oppression first hand from two different perspectives and second hand from the point-of-view of a "story teller" who represents the propaganda that distorts the truth. The author had a remarkable way of making me "feel" the story. What an amazing talent!
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward: The Short Writings by Tom Robbins
Wild Ducks Flying Backward: The Short Writings

lila, December 21, 2006

I do love Tom Robbins and was very excited to hear about this new book, but I like his fiction much better. I wanted to learn more about the writer, but I think a biography would have been more interesting than a collection of travelogues and random, out of context, thoughts. I think what I enjoy most about his work is the continuity and I guess it was distracting to be so disconnected. Maybe I'll give it a second read - but I'll skip that chapter about the canyon - it was disturbing.
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Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
Still Life with Woodpecker

lila, December 13, 2006

The best of all Tom Robbins novels. I read it when I was 19 years old and it saved my life. I reread it often and always smile when I think about how, at 19, I truly believed that it saved my life.
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