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Location: The Birthplace of BlackSabbath
Member Since: 11th Apr 2002
Total posts: 259
Posted:Greetings, I have been lent Narziss and Goldmund by Herman Hesse, any comments anyone? I'm finding it quite heavy but with some brilliant bits of prose.

[ 17 June 2002, 22:28: Message edited by: Wikkaman ]

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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 15
Posted:hiya 'orange' here on sketchy` pc

i read steppenwolf which was really deep about an old man who`d always done the work side but not the play side of life then he starts to mix both it`s really deep and age is really used to make you realise every second gone is a second gone...

i`ve just bought a copy of siddartha-but it`s on my books to read list - currently lounging in my bathrooms pile to read
long baths rule
rule1 always take 2 drinks
rule2 a cheesecake can thaw-out quicker in a steamy bathroom...
rule3 the length of bath-time is proportionate to how relaxed you can be...and wrinkly

hope this helps some
he is a good writer though - isn`t he...

Location: Austria
Member Since: 16th Apr 2002
Total posts: 102
Posted:Personally i prefer sidharta but then....

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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
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Posted:I liked Siddartha a lot ... but I must confess I find Hesse's style sometimes a bit heavy too ... just my opinion though ;..

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Location: austin,tx
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 2363
Posted:just this morning i leant my copy of
The Glass Bead Game to my friend... it and Siddhartha are among my faves...a good read! heavy? or intelligent? i say intelligent...

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Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Member Since: 4th Jan 2002
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Posted:*hugs very well worn copy of Siddhartha*

^^it's ma favourite book so far...

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