Month: July 2010

Robert M. Pirsig : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I’m pretty sure I was first introduced to this book in London by a certain Jem Peteln, a motorbike rider and more than a bit of a philosopher himself, in about 1975, i.e. not long after the book was first published. Very few details had remained in my head since then, but it had made enough of an impression for me to have intended re-reading it for the last 35 years, and it was certainly well worth rediscovering. This is a totally unique book, enjoyable to read, thought-provoking and full of wisdom. (more…)