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The 33rd Year

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
What is the path to enlightenment? Biblical characters used to roam the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. Nietzsche's Zarathustra lived in a cave. Buddha shed all of his possessions. But how in the world could this be achieved now, in a time when deserts have sprouted into cities, caves are all in national parks and any child who can walk carries a cell phone? In The 33rd ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published January 9th 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Susan Roach
Sep 12, 2012 Susan Roach rated it it was amazing
Firstly, this is the first book I received from Goodreads Giveaways. So, I was excited to start reading. Wow!...very different than any book I have read thus far. And very funny at times..., also a sad commentary of not keeping our thinking in check. I was hoping for a different ending, however, this is the life of the main character. About 2/3 through the book it reminded me of the black and white film 'The Swimmer' starring Burt Lancaster. I would suggest many of us find ourselves in this 'men ...more
Paddy O'callaghan
Sep 29, 2012 Paddy O'callaghan rated it it was amazing

Amazing. If Carlsberg made books.....
Oct 25, 2012 Maya rated it really liked it
I received this book via the goodreads giveaways. This is my very first review so my apologies if I miss anything.

First off kudos to the author for not just signing but addressing it to me as well. Being the massive bookworm I am I thought that was pretty special!

I actually finished reading this book a few days ago and decided to give it a few days to digest prior to reviewing. I actually had a had time getting into this book but I picked it up a few weeks later & I'm really glad I did. The
Oct 29, 2012 Hyacinth rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book through goodreads first reads. Thank you for choosing me. So far this book has me worried...but I will keep reading. I don't understand what is going on? Is this the beginning stages of a mental collapse? This book was a hard read. I really don't know how to rate it. I ended up giving it a four star rating because I believe it it very well written. It is not a bunch of ramblings from a lunatic as one would think. While I don't agree with his train of thought, his writing is ...more
Sep 13, 2012 Simon rated it liked it
The journey of a man who steps out of the routines of his every day life in order to understand the meaning and complexities of the big questions of life, as well as trivialities that most people either take for granted, ignore, or really don’t care about. In the journey the hero sacrifices everything he has, flirts with symptoms of OCD, before displaying the characteristics of a complete breakdown as he contemplates the meaning of his existence. Below the surface he applies some rational though ...more
Oct 08, 2012 Rita rated it liked it
I received a copy of this novel from Goodreads and was glad to win it rather than to purchase this book. It has to be one of the oddest stories I have ever read. At first I thought the book would be interesting as it begins with the main character analysing his life and wondering what it's all about. This is something we've all wondered at times so I kept reading. As the story progesses, the main character becomes lost in a world of his own, leaving behind work, family, possessions, etc. as he s ...more
Linda Webb
Nov 29, 2012 Linda Webb rated it did not like it
Shelves: won-t-read, giveaway
Rarely do I start a book and give up on it quickly. It didn't take long for me to feel that Yeager was breaking one of the major rules of writers - do not treat the reader as if they don't understand what it going on. Don't insult their intelligence.

After about the 10 page of over emphasizing his characters feelings, feelings, feelings with over use of adjectives, adjectives, adjectives, I just gave up, gave up, gave up.

I think the premise of this novel is quite good...the book just needs deepe
Feb 14, 2015 Russeller rated it it was ok
received as as first reads give away. it was weird; more of a psychological break than a journey or sojourn.
Tracy Villalobos
Oct 02, 2012 Tracy Villalobos rated it really liked it
What a book! Sometimes what we seek can be found in the harsh realities of the concrete jungle of life. This is what Mr. Yeager was brave and bold enough to do. I've fantasized of living in a hermitage high in the mountains, away from the world to find spiritual fulfillment. This book will take that journey to another level. Sometimes extreme and harsh, but the final outcome is what we all should at some time in our lives seek in some form or another. Great job, Mr. Yeager!
I received this book through a Goodreads give away. I can tell you that this book has met my expectations based on the summary. I can't wait till i finish this book.
Reem Fakhry
May 29, 2013 Reem Fakhry rated it really liked it

A true outpouring of one man's soul. A journey to find his true identity and the meaning of his life.
Oct 25, 2012 Lisa rated it it was ok
Shelves: received, first-reads
Received this book today, 8/25/12, will issue a review as soon as I get it read.
Aug 30, 2012 Kerry marked it as to-read
Received today as a Gr gieaway. Excited to start
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“Whether you're talking about the Egyptian pharaohs or Hollywood movie stars it all ends the same way. DEATH” 1 likes
“Wisdom, as I see it, is not some sort of realization of how smart you've become, rather it's the ability to admit just how stupid you've been.” 1 likes
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