An father takes his kid on a motorcycle road-trip across the United States, and recalls his past life, when he was insane, and the philosophies he had drowned in.
A terrible book, full stop.
- Properly titled Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
- ISBN 9-780688-002305
- See also http://www.robertpirsig.org/
Earlier I had read ISBN-10 0553277472
Free Speech Isn't Free - How 90 Men Stood Up Against The Establishment And Won, by Roosh Valizadeh
I like free speech, and already know the phrase "free speech isn't free", so this caught my attention.
It was cheap, and I've been making a habit of getting some more books in dead-tree format. I was bumbling around on Amazon when I found this. I have neither an idea who the author is nor do I know anything about this topic. I like that it's "recent".
After reading: It's good storytelling, and even after its lengthy description of events I have definitely not heard of any of it. It describes the sorts of things people are willing to do once they succumb to an ideology, and the "two minutes of hate" they participate in. Even politicians must follow suit, if only with hollow rhetoric. Media are wholly in on it, as they are at best ambulance-chasers for entertainment-news, and at worst willing to start and stoke a fire to have any sort of relevancy.
- Available as an e-book.