|Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)|
With all of that build up and anticipation you'd think I'd have more thoughts about it than I do. My one word review of the book is 'lukewarm.'
It is neither a strong book nor a weak book. Siddhartha's spiritual quest is told in such a detached manner that, in the end, I feel detached from the whole exercise. I am uncommited to the character and I really didn't particularly care where his quest ended up.
Perhaps that was the point of it all - it's his quest, you can do nothing but care about your own.
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon here: Siddhartha
Reviewed on December 6, 2005.