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Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:41 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_and_t ... aintenance
People have told me "It will change my life". At the time I didn't want to change my life.

I always felt deficient in some way because I couldn't get seriously into it. :whistle: It is in my bookshelf in my 'unread' section. Maybe, just maybe, i'll give it a commemorative try. :whistle: :whistle: RIP dude
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby xbacksideslider » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:48 pm

IIRC, I tried to read his book, found out it wasn't about MCs, and set it down.
I guess it's a great example, in the history of publishing, of a title that sold a lot of copies.
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:59 pm

xbacksideslider wrote:IIRC, I tried to read his book, found out it wasn't about MCs, and set it down.
I guess it's a great example, in the history of publishing, of a title that sold a lot of copies.

:lol: Not about Zen either. I just downloaded it to try again... :whistle:
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:20 am

Downloaded from Amazon, started reading, fell asleep. :doh:
I'll try again tomorrow after chores are finished -- too much going on today.
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:36 am

OK i'm grinding my way thru it. still don't get it... I need to be more open to stuff that immediately feel good. :think:
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby xbacksideslider » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:57 pm

While I still feel the need to finish books I start, I find that I do set them aside, not really admitting to myself that I have no intention of returning to them. I also am more willing to skip chapters to find the good parts but then I'm reading non-fiction.
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:23 pm

jhwalker wrote:OK i'm grinding my way thru it. still don't get it... I need to be more open to stuff that immediately feel good. :think:

jeez that does NOT immediately feel good :doh:
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby xbacksideslider » Mon May 01, 2017 11:34 am

Hey, keep reading, and writing, and walking, and biking, and . . . .
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Mon May 01, 2017 4:18 pm

xbacksideslider wrote:Hey, keep reading, and writing, and walking, and biking, and . . . .

For sure...

I'm 1/3 through the book and best quote was at 31% - remember the book name -- 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
" I suppose that if I were a novelist rather than a Chautauqua orator I'd try to "develop the characters" of John and Silvia and Chris with action-packed scenes that would also reveal
"inner meanings" of Zen and maybe Art and maybe even Motorcycle Maintenance. That would be quite a novel, but for some reason don't feel quite up to it." :clap: :clap:

I will grind on. :whistle:
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Re: Robert Pirsig died

Postby jhwalker » Fri May 05, 2017 6:57 am

Am now at 49+% grind, grind...
I'm giving it the slow read, challenging everything. Since the entire book is challenging, challenging squared. (do we have a smilie for shooting oneself in the head? :doh: )
Terri walks by and laughs at my expression while I am reading and says something annoying just to jack me up a little. :violin:
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