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This review is from: Siddhartha (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
I received this as gift from my father, and I have to say that Coelho's introduction is absolutely correct - this book will change your life. It may appear a bit too new-age, but the simplicity and elegance of Hesse's writing prevents this from becoming overly preachy. Instead, it is a simple and moving tale of one man's search for enlightenment and happiness. My favorite element of this book would have to be that Siddartha himself is intrinsically flawed and makes some questionable decisions, and so I found myself easily relating to him and his story. An impressively relevant retelling of a classic tale, suitable for teenagers and adults alike.