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Lila's Child: An Inquiry Into Quality

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Compilation of the first year of discusions revolving around Robert M. Pirsig's novels, Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals, and Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. Introduction and annotations by Robert Pirsig.
Paperback, 600 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Authorhouse
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Terrangirl
In Lila's child Dan Clover chronicles an Internet discussion group 'Lilasquad', the original MOQ mailing list started by Diana McPartlin back in 1997 and centred around Robert M. Pirsig's second novel.
Robert Pirsig provides an Introduction and over a hundred annotations which can be found nowhere else.
I think this book is a must read for those that are studying the metaphysics of quality
Cathy Jones
This is another semi stream of consciousness book from Robert Pirsig. It has an inherent class bias which he doesn't seem to recognize or pays little attention to and that makes me mad. However, his discussions about academia and anthropology are interestng. I would recommend it; definitely not a waste of time.
Michael Ryan
Hmmm, probably need to be a serious student of philosophy for this book to hold your attention through all 582 pages. Truth is, Robert M. Pirsig has written one amazing book, and the rest of them not so much.
Lysergius
Not as good as Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintenance. But interesting. the search for Quality continues...
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Robert Maynard Pirsig (born September 6, 1928, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American writer and philosopher, mainly known as the author of the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974), which has sold millions of copies around the world.

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