"One is tempted to call the book a psychomelodrama, for Pirsig's intentions are as extravagant as his themes. The attempt to triumph over madness, suicide, death in the self, of his son, for our world, by means of the patient exploration of ideas an emotions is certainly an extravagant ambition. That he succeeds in finding a plausible catharsis through such an enterprise seems to me sufficient reward for the author's perseverance, and ample testimony to his honesty and courage.Pirsig, Robert M. is the author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance An Inquiry into Values', published 2000 under ISBN 9780060958329 and ISBN 0060958324.
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