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I bought this book in Amsterdam, accidentally, for 0.5 It was lying on an old book shelf that stood right in the street I was walking past the book shelf after a meditation session and saw the word lila on the cover I was in the right mood, so purchased this book as a part of inspiration I haven t read Pirsig s first book, but had heard good opinions of it before It was quite interesting to read Lila for most part of the book It isa philosophical reflection rather than a novel per I bought this book in Amsterdam, accidentally, for 0.5 It was lyi Robert Pirsig s previous book ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE is a profoundly influential book in my own life I have probably given copies of it as gifts topeople than any other book except my own It is a powerful examination of the meaning of life in a pseudo novelistic framework that makes the philosophical explorations bothpalatable andunderstandable Pirsig s sequel, LILA, is an attempt to follow up and expand on the discoveries of the first book While it is no Robert Pirsig s previous book ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE is a profoundly influential book in my own life I have probably given copies of it as gifts topeople than any other book except my own It is a powerful examination of the meaning of life in a pseudo novelistic framework that makes the philosophical explorations bothpalatable andunderstandable Pirsig s sequel, LILA, is an attempt to follow up and expand on the discoveries of the first book While it is not an unsuccessful book, it is in large far less compelling, far less easily understood, and far less magical than ZEN The philosophy Pirsig explores is deeply complex and intricate, something that the first book managed to overcome In LILA, there is some very rough slogging The novelistic approach, in which the philosophy is presented as it bears on a pres In This Best Selling New Book, His First In Seventeen Years, Robert M Pirsig, Author Of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance, Takes Us On A Poignant And Passionate Journey As Mysterious And Compelling As His First Life Changing Work Instead Of A Motorcycle, A Sailboat Carries His Philosopher Narrator Phaedrus Down The Hudson River As Winter Closes In Along The Way He Picks Up A Most Unlikely Traveling Companion A Woman Named Lila Who In Her Desperate Sexuality, Hostility, And Oncoming Madness Threatens To Disrupt His Life.In Lila Robert M Pirsig Has Crafted A Unique Work Of Adventure And Ideas That Examines The Essential Issues Of The Nineties As His Previous Classic Did The Seventies. 1 The story is compelling Post post midlife crisis man meets younger voluptuous woman They travel down the river together The convention is quite cheap But he never saves her or she him and neither victimizes the other either That s good It s not really sensual except for one scene And the self portrait of the narrator is absolutely unsparing as is his portrait of the girl She s not a waif or a femme fatale, but a complicated damaged person and him too 2 The philosophy is narrativ 1 The story is compelling Post post midlife crisis man meets younger voluptuous woman They travel down the river together The convention is quite cheap But he never saves her or she him and neither victimizes the other either That s good It s not really sensual except for one scene And the self portrait of the narrator is absolutely unsparing as is his portrait of the girl She s not a waif or a femm This was a fantastic read There were two mind blowing branches in this book The first centers around evolution and morality among the three basic forces biology, society, and intellectualism The second talk What is quality Is it a noun or a verb Why is quality so important These are deep questions that affect everyone Pirsig follows up his Zen book with a smoother,sophisticated, and clearer book that may not be as mystifying and haunting, but is certainlymature This book made me rethink myself, my relationships with everyone I know, my professional behavior, and much about my research By my limited understanding of Lila, I am aeffective father, friend, son, brother, teacher, What is quality Is it a noun or a verb Why is quality so important These are deep questions that affect everyone Pirsig follows up his Zen book with a smoother,sophisticated, and clearer book that may not be as mystifying and haunting, but is In societies that criminalize rather than attempt to understand mental illness, artists and philosophers may be the first to have the guts to discuss the topic publicly or sympathetically Such societies may first approach understanding mental illness through art rather than through education, medicine or philanthropy, let alone helpful treatment For women w mental illness, societal support toward a true understanding of mental health may be even slower coming than for men, if a male perspe In societies that criminalize rather than attempt to understand mental illness, artists and philosophers may be the first to have the guts to discuss the topic publicly or sympathetically Such socie This is the way it is Pirsig isn t the first to discuss this, nor is he alone in his understanding of the world experience Pirsig puts it down as a personal, real, actual exploration towards what is commonly and rather ambiguously referred to as The Truth He takes a very real experience of his as he is in reality, Pirsig, and sees Phaedrus think through many every day experiences to slowly arrive at divisions of Quality, finally cracking that nut which he left untouchable but no less rea This is the way it is Pirsig isn t the first to Tja was soll ich Euch erz hlen H te Dich vor Fortsetzungen, denn sie k nnten einfach nur das schale, aufgew rmte Gericht vom letzten Mal sein Genau das trifft auf dieses Buch zu, es hat sehr wenig mit Moral zu tun und nervt aus mehreren Gr nden massiv.1 Redundanz Der Autor Pirisg bzw sein Alter Ego Phaidros versteigt sich, anstatt ein neues Gedankengeb ude f r Moral zu entwickeln, noch immer in ewig denselben Qualit tsdefinitionen wie in Zen oder die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten er f hrt Tja was soll ich Euch erz hlen H te Dich vor Fortsetzungen, denn sie k nnten einfach nur das schale, aufgew rmte Gericht vom letzten Mal sein Genau das trifft auf dieses Buch zu, es hat sehr wenig mit Moral zu tun und nervt aus mehreren Gr nden massiv.1 Redundanz Der Autor Pirisg bzw sein Alter Ego Phaidros versteigt sich, anstatt ein neues Gedankengeb ude f r Moral zu entwickeln, noch immer in ewig denselben Qualit tsdefinitionen wie in Zen oder die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten er f hrt sie nur ein bisschen weiter aus, das h tte er aber auch noch in 2 zus tzlichen Kapiteln in Zen machen k nnen 2 Ungenauigkeit Er definiert mitunter sehr salopp und ungenau berheblich aus der Sicht eines berlegenen Amerikaners vor allem wenn er auf den europ ischen Lebensstil runterhauen kann Er meint viktorianisch, puritanisch, neurreich wenn er europ isch sagtJedesmal, wenn er herkam, sp rte er wie die Menschen f rmlicher und un It s been 21 years since I read this book, and much longer since I read its predecessor, ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE 1974 , Persig s only two books I kept seeing LILA on my bookshelf and decided it might be worth rereading, both for its sake and to put ZEN in perspective It was, on both counts I think LILA is every bit as interesting as ZEN and may be clearer in expressing its central concerns about what makes life good or worthwhile LILA has some obvious similarities with ZEN It s been 21 years since I read this book, and much longer since I read its predecessor, ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE 1974 , Persig s only two books I kept seeing LILA on my bookshelf and decided it might be worth rereading, both for its sake and to put ZEN in perspective It was, on both counts I think LILA is every bit as interesting as ZEN and may be clearer in expressing its central concerns about what makes life good or worthwhile LILA has some obvious similarities with ZEN Both books are travel books about an extended trip In ZEN it s on a motorcycle and in Lila it s on a small boat which makes its way down the Hudson River and through New York City to the ocean Phaedrus is a stand in for the narrator in both books , a man who is o