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'A brilliant and original book... Everybody should read it' Guardian

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974.The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California profoundly affected an entire generation.Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

Reviews

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an unforgettable trip

Time

Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights. This is a wonderful book

Times Literary Supplement

The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism.The analogies with Moby-Dick are patent

New Yorker

Profoundly important-full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas

New York Times

Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance. Read this book

Observer

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099786405

    March 1, 2008

    Vintage Classics

    432 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099598169

    November 3, 2014

    Vintage

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Amazon
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448114146

    November 30, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    432 pages

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