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on 19 August 2017
A mystical journey into how leadership can be something other than a "boss" barking orders at people. This should be required reading for anyone who wants to be (or ends up being) a "manager", yet who barely has any idea or direction on how to be an effective leader.
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on 17 August 2013
This is not a book for the faint hearted I first read it in the seventies when It was cool to read Herman Hess and I read many other books by this author. The story deals with the journey and is a allegory, it is a story witin a story and needs to be read at least twice.
The problem with Hess is his storys can bore you for fifty pages then suddenly like the lights being switched on you get it.
Like I said not for the faint hearted but like me if you want to revisit the sixties or seventies and one of the most read books of the time by those who dropped out try it, this is a small book that takes a long time to read.
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on 3 January 2018
This was bought as a present for a young female relative as a Christmas present. I have read this classic some 40 odd years ago.
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on 8 December 2015
A nice short read but really does take some comprehension. Not something to read whilst your distracted, but if you fully engage with this book you will really see the benefit, another master piece by Hesse.
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on 6 February 2016
an interesting volume
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on 4 May 2009
This short story of Hesse's has a magical quality; it tends to project the reader temporarily into a radically different mode of thought, and is quite beautifully written. It is also noticeably ambivalent towards many of the aspirations of the modern world, and in this sense is a welcome relief from much contemporary fiction. The one thing to note for this edition is that it is listed on Amazon as 'hardcover' when the best that can really be said of it is that it is a stiffer paperback.
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on 24 October 2017
Timeless!
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on 5 August 2015
excellent
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on 22 July 2014
cool
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on 17 November 2013
Hermann Hesse is an imaginitive and graphic writer. This book combines the excitement and mystery of a physical adventure with the parallel internal spiritual adventure and initiation and an unexpected twist at the end.
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