Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mrs Real Ale Guide Innis and Gunn Blonde 6.%

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Book Notebook: The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

This was definitely an a different type of book. One part father-son journey across country, next is a philosophy discussion which is rounded out by someone having a nervous breakdown. I found the flow of reading varied also as each story line intertwined. Parts of it were a chore to read with others pure joy. I have to admit much of the philosophy discussion lost me with the jargon and heavy, what I would call, academic discussion. Perhaps if I was a philosophy student or maybe if I were to read again I would "get it".His discussion about "Quality" was at first somewhat confusing but then made more sense as he went along. I was perhaps most touched by his relationship with his son Chris who was along for the ride across country with his own baggage. The ending is somewhat bittersweet and heartbreaking when you realize he(Chris) was murdered some ten years later. It's not a book for casual readers as the terminology and ideas at times can be overwhelming if your not a student of this genre. It's certainly a book that has many places that really make you stop and think.