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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 11th 2003 by Authorhouse
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Nov 29, 2010 Terrangirl rated it it was amazing
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
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Jan 26, 2008 Cathy Jones rated it liked it
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.
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Jul 24, 2011 Michael Ryan rated it did not like it
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.
Martin Tobias
This is not a book. It is a collection of online discussion boards. It is disorganized and there is no clear path through it. You have no idea who the people are who are writing this stuff what they're credentials are. Give this one a pass.
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 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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