I think it really captured what was going on in the 1970's and it makes sense that it is still a classic and widely available book. Individualism, striving to improve, to transcend, to move away from the organized "flock"... I was hoping to hear what others thought of the book and what about society today makes it still relevant.
Seagull, Celestine Prophecy, The Alchemist...perhaps I would have enjoyed them more with pictures. You'll find them in the 'light and fluffy' reading section of your local bookstore or library.
Perhaps, they're just too spiritual for me. I don't mind all the self-improvement themes (the constant repetition), but they tend to lay it on pretty thick. So thick that the characters are buried in sentimental hyperbole...
I remember reading that book a long time ago when I was home sick. Ill from a flu or ill from the stress of the cult I was stuck in-I wasn't sure.
I stayed in bed all day and picked up that book for the first time and read it thru. It was my mom's book. She had it sitting around for along time. I recall that it gave me an escape for a day from my horrid reality at the time. I rather enjoyed the book. I was really depressed that day, and found it uplifting and inspiring.