On of those epic novels that cause you to question everything in your life. A bible of wisdom and comfort. Hesse is a lyrical and often repetitive writer, and he is effective in his own. This story is the journey of the man Siddhartha and his search for peace, happiness, and self. It is extremely helpful for those following the Buddhist faith, however it is beneficial to all looking to find stability within their life. It is rewarding. You feel as if you have gone on the journey along with the protagonist and become somewhat emotional. It is a short novel, however it covers the span of a lifetime, causing it to feel longer. Nevertheless, Siddhartha is a must read.