- Published: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c1993.
- Year Published: 1993
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 177 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 910
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Great book club read ~ lots of discussion.
This book is more a life philosophy than a work of fiction. Yet its place as a book of life philosophy is at odds with the events that transpire in the book, which are more fiction than a life philosophy. While the statement of life philosophy through fiction may not be a problem with some books, the blurring between reality and fiction makes it more problematic here. While there are certainly spiritual insights to be gained from this book, as well as the importance of optimism in the face of trials and danger, I'm not convinced that following this book's ideas (if that is possible) is the only recipe for a happy life. Additionally, for a book that seems to be about discovering yourself and the worth of a spiritual life, there's quite a focus on earthly treasures.
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