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on 1 April 2017
Hesse inverts the meaning of several bible stories as he turns morality on its head in his diabolical vision of a Nietzschean world.

Demian is Hesse's demonic hero, who's rejection and contempt for Christian morality is portrayed uncritically as something to be admired. Gradually his lessons in evil corrupt his young friend, and - one presumes - Hesse's readers, if they are not wary.

This is a very good book, but also a dangerous one. It bears some of the intellectual seeds of the madness that overtook the world in the first half of the twentieth century. Handle with care.
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on 17 June 2017
You travel along with the characters and remember your own past as a result. A great read and one where you continue to think about the characters, story and meanings long after you finish it
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on 12 December 2016
Great story but the contrast between the font and page were difficult at times; on occasion the pages were too glossy for the darkness of the font or on occasion unevenness of printing process on the page.
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on 3 November 2016
my daugter as loved reading this book
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on 13 May 2017
The fascinating contrast between the light holy world and the dark sinful world is vividly described and the torments with it.
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on 25 November 2016
Great book, deliver quickly without problem
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on 13 November 2016
I read this book years ago and bought this to read it again. It is a fascinating book that I can really relate to.
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on 10 September 2015
Not an easy read but worth the effort. The relationships are complex but involving with an interesting ending.
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on 18 January 2014
I read it first in the elementary school. Thought it was a weird book. Read again as a high school student - was fun to read, especially the early part on the school social environment. Read again after university - so thought-provoking. A classic indeed.
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on 11 January 2018
A good read, sometimes difficult to see what Hesse was actually trying to portray and if any of it was actually happening, but definitely a good read.
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