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Pirsig shows his metaphysics of quality works in real situations and for life changing decisions.
Maybe I should reared Lila sometimes, but no, I also found the story itself inferiour to Zen (a bit to much down the river and the drain).
If you can get through the first 70 or 80 pages, the rest of the book will pull you in and blow your mind.
I've re-read this book many times and have worn out two copies and had a third permanently borrowed by my daughter. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Danford D. Hartley
"Lila" was a disappointment, following Pirsig's monumental success with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (ZAMM). Read morePublished 24 days ago by BlasterMaster
A great book...each time I read it I always discover something new...cant figure out how it keeps doing thatPublished 1 month ago by alan baruch
Great book. Awesome philosophy. Everyone should read it once. Read ZAMM first. This is Pirsigs true masterpiece. Very pleased with purchase.Published 2 months ago by JustADude
After ten years or so, all that stayed with me was the main character barely being able to wait for Lila to leave, then once she does, he fantasizes about the wonderful life they... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Larry Benjamin
I believe this is one of the most important novels of this century... That may seem an overstatement to many, but at the core this challenges the premise of the first subdivision... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cheryl A. Newlander Hubb
An interesting and thought-provoking take on 'Quality'. Like "Zen & the Art..." this book is built in waves of serious deep thought and live story-moving script. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Crawford
Written in total Pirsig style - if you've read 'Zen And The Art....' you will follow this quite easily. A good read. Very thought provoking. Read morePublished 5 months ago by vikingsfan