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Book Meeting

  • Apr 29, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Barnes and Noble (Augusta Mall)

April: "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig

From Amazon: "Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism."


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  • Fred M.

    Fun talking with you guys. It was a quality discussion (with a lowercase 'q').

    1 · April 30, 2014

    • George M.

      Likewise, Fred. And some day I hope to contribute a Quality discussion, when I can figure out what that could be.

      April 30, 2014

    • Renee

      Glad you came. See you in a couple of months!

      May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry- just checked my email and saw a spot had opened up. :-( Next time!

    April 29, 2014

    • George M.

      Half of the people didn't show. Don't worry about a spot, just show up.

      April 30, 2014

  • LeeAnn R.

    Sorry I missed the discussion. Made it halfway through the book and put it down. Geez! Mom was in town so I thought I should visit with her.

    April 30, 2014

  • Nathan

    In the beginning, there was total darkness until a disembodied voice said, "Let there be light!" and the Augusta Book Club had it's discussion of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Followed closely by the creation of AC/DC.

    April 30, 2014

  • Gregory K.

    Reading another updated version of this book that I have already read back in the 70's.Fail to see much zen or motorcycle maintenance in either book.Then again spiritual insights are attained by those not necessarily seeking such as acted and played out through a zen koan.Sort of like a riddle locked in a conundrum.

    April 24, 2014

    • Renee

      Well not to start the conversation early, but the only reason I am still reading this is because of book club. I will not even be halfway through it by Tuesday.

      April 25, 2014

    • George M.

      Not missing much IMO. This book has much shallow, facile and sometimes just wrongheaded thoughts on science. The same philosophical ground covered infinitely better by the philosophical heavyweight Karl Popper.

      April 29, 2014

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