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I have always read a lot and I have read most of the books mentioned in this thread, but no one book has changed my life more than a tiny bit. As a whole, reading has been the biggest influence on my thinking. Has anybody read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig? I probably read that book more times than any other. It has been maybe ten years since the last reading, so it might be time to read it again.
Over the last 25 years I have tried to read this book at least 8 times. I have only made it about half way. There is something in it that will not allow me to finish. I need to try and finish this before I die.

Not sure what it is but I can not seem to get over the hump? I have never had this issue with any other book?
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Over the last 25 years I have tried to read this book at least 8 times. I have only made it about half way. There is something in it that will not allow me to finish. I need to try and finish this before I die.

Not sure what it is but I can not seem to get over the hump? I have never had this issue with any other book?
I have the same problem with One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. My solution to this problem is that I hope to get a book club group and tackle some of the books that participants have had difficulty in finishing.
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These books (and essay) have made deep impact in my life, not in specific order:

-On the Road Kerouac
-Fountainhead Rand
-Atlas Shrugged Rand
-Razor's Edge Maugham
-Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance Pirsig
-Self-Reliance Emerson
-A Tale of two cities Dickens
-Moby dick Melville
-Security Analysis Graham/Dodd
-Bible
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