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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Despite the somewhat out of date viewpoints about women...this is a fantastic book that, if you really think about it, is touching upon issues many philosophers also touch upon. Except that since this ... Read full review

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User Review  - gbill - LibraryThing

Zorba the Greek is one of the great characters in literature: larger than life, and living it on his terms, to the fullest, and with intensity in everything he does. In his simplistic way he is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

Live life in your head or live life large. Zorba is large. Parts of this story really would grab me and parts seemed to be just toooo draggy. The author, Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Crete and he was ... Read full review

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

I really don't get the attraction to this book. Maybe it is the classic "you had to be there." That is, maybe it was groundbreaking and different enough in 1952 that the world came clattering. In 2013 ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

Zorba provides a great role model on how we should live our life. Although, I am much more similar to the narrator - cautious 'pen pusher' - I found Zorba an inspiration. Carpe Diem! Read full review

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This book hurt to read as I realized while everyone lives their lives, I waste mine...

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You guys are all idiots this book sucks. I'm in IB and I spent countless hours of class time reading about a character who lives his life while I waste mine learning about the different ways Kazantakis portrays the meaning of life... >:l you guys suck.

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What to say? This is something of a rewrite of Narcissus and Goldman with a Greek twist. Still, I loved it.

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if this is legible somewhere on an illuminated screen;And,your reading this,then allow me to take the liberty of saying "You must at least give this book 20 pages until you decide its not for you.I almost put it down too soon out of ignorance and the affect of reading all the star treck books at once at that time of my reading Nikos Kazantzakis as a divorce from dime store sci fi novels'.This one is the fictional full length novel of the somewhat trite but not often used comment made throughout the new age movement of the 20th century,To wit:"free your ass and your mind will follow".I believe it is worth while reading an essay by an Indian literature professor who ,after being a phd in comparative literature he became a Noted oddball guru,OSHO.His chapter entitled "you can't be a BOODDA before you become a zorba".I can't speak about his guru logic but I can say this is a brilliant chapter of "comparative literature" and a 'sine quo non" if you want to understand the true depth of the book as fast as you can access this "life changing" read.10 stars for " Zorba the Greek".  

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User Review  - Miguelnunonave - LibraryThing

The story of a free spirit and the search for joy in life. Written in a fairly simple style. Introduces some political and social debate. Read full review

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