Monday, January 18, 2010
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
I'll admit that I didn't chose to read this book for the best reasons. I found it on Ryan's bookshelf and decided to read it because I had seen it on several of my friends' shelves. The copy also had a header that declared it a literary classic, which is usually a major selling point for me. By the time I realized I really wasn't enjoying the reading experience, I was halfway through the book and figured I might as well finish. I did find Siddhartha's understanding that knowledge and learning are not the way to enlightenment thought-provoking. Overall though, I'd rather read about Hindu gods and mythology than an imagined journey to Nirvana. I attempted to use a makeshift bokeh filter to simulate coming to enlightenment.