Why did I love this book?
Siddhartha was my introduction to Buddhism back in the early 60s. I had to read it a few pages at a time then put it down while I digested what I was reading. As I got deeper in knowledge about Buddhism, I refused to read it again because I was afraid it would seem simplistic after Alan Watts and all those experts. I read it again finally last year and it seemed even richer as I felt I was experiencing Buddhism rather than reading about it. But that’s what a great writer like Hesse does with all his books.