Thursday, August 29, 2019

Book Report: "Siddhartha"

SiddharthaSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A mystical, thought-provoking journey of self-discovery, transformation and transcendence, "Siddhartha" is a rich and entrancing voyage through a seeker's life as he grows, reaches and ages.

Author Hermann Hesse spins his tell with a timeless confidence, inhabiting the conjurer's journey to enlightenment with the intimacy of a diary. We follow along as the title character breaks away from his privileged upbringing to seek out life's truths and expose the hidden shackles that hold people back from development.

Hesse doesn't pretend to have all of the answers, or even any of them. Siddhartha's voyage emphasizes the importance of patience, observation and listening. The simple sights, sounds and presence of nature is always there to teach things to those willing to pay attention.

Harish Bhimani narrates the Audible version with a steady, easygoing presence, telling the story with poise and command.

"Siddhartha" is a joyful and rereadable experience, dense with hidden riches and subtle wonders. It's there for you as a gentle guide to coax you to wake up and take a fresh look at what surrounds you, as well as what lies within.

Publisher provided review copy.

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