Monday, June 6, 2016

SIDDHARTH By Herman Hesse

SIDDHARTH By Herman Hesse

My ratings: 10 out 10
I am not eligible to review this book...because this one is the best anyone could have written..
This is the story of 'Siddharth' who want to find 'self'; and he does everything he could to find self. But in the process he hurts his parents' feelings . Once he finds answer of all his questions but there was many thing in the world he did not know.

I do not have words to describe the greatness of the book.
This book is eye opener for everyone; for son, for father, for teacher, for friend. Nobody could have written better than it; the author has described everything wonderfully and in a manner the reader would merge into it...
There are places where the author has used some heavy words but being reader i did not find difficulty to digest it...because it suits the plot,
Every character in the book is well written.
Climax and open ended...and puts a though in the mind of the reader...
The best thing i like in the book is skill of 'Siddharth' 'I can wait, i can fast and i can think'
Disclosure: I have read the Gujarati edition of the book and now again read it in original english edition.


About the Author

When this German novelist, poet, and essayist publicly denounced the savagery and hatred of World War I, he was considered a traitor. He moved to Switzerland where he eventually became a naturalized citizen. He warned of the advent of World War II, predicting that cultureless efficiency would destroy the modern world. His theme is the conflict between the elements of a person's dual nature and the problem of spiritual loneliness. His first novel, Peter Camenzind, was published in 1904. His masterpiece, Death and the Lover (1930), contrasts a scholarly abbot and his beloved pupil, who leaves the monastery for the adventurous world. Steppenwolf (1927), a European bestseller, was published when defeated Germany had begun to plan for another war. It is the story of Haller, who recognizes in himself the blend of the human and wolfish traits of the completely sterile scholarly project. Hesse won the Nobel Prize in 1946. During the 1960s Hesse became a favorite writer of the counter culture, especially in the United States, though his critical reputation has never equaled his popularity. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Enriched Classic edition (15 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141656148X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416561484
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm