Like Eastern religion, thought, philosophy? This is a great place to get a start on that journey if you want to.
However, I’d already been on that journey by the time I got around to reading this. Therefore, it was a little lackluster.
There were plenty of things to love about it. Great characters, simple but moving descriptions, good storyline. All that stuff that we like about good books.
But, because it didn’t leave me feeling any more or less inspired, enlightened, or even thoughtful…it gets a dump day.
Had I decided to go on my ‘read all the books that Charlie reads The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ mission the first time I read that book…Siddhartha woulda been the shit!
So if you’re 15-17, trying to find yourself and figure shit out—go here. Even if you’re, like, 30-dead and in that position—go here. If you’re looking for a simple way to understand Eastern religion, for whatever reason you might do that—you can go here too. But if you’ve already established a pretty firm grasp of your life/world view and it looks remotely like any Eastern religion—stray, stray far away.