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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Demian, interesting.

    Demian, its very thoughtful. Uou start out reading it thinking, ohh god, this whole book will be continuously repeating itself, that it will teach you absolutely nothing. However, I had to read a book for my english review, and I am only a junior in high school, but I enjoyed this piece very much. I am planning on reading this again in a few years, when I am a bit more mature. I found this book a bit hard to keep up with, but, thoughtful. It makes you think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    A good read...

    I really loved the book.... until I reached the end, which I found extremely disappointing from Hesse. Overall sensational and I would recommend reading, thought provoking ideas on fate, religion, and right of passage. Don¿t count on the end of the novel to properly tie things together and give you closure, I wished I had stopped a chapter earlier and could tell you this was one of my favorite novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    For the soul-searcher

    'Demian' is not a page-turner; its purpose is not to entertain you. If this book is to be truly appreciated, readers must take the time to consider how another human being's thoughts apply to his own. Emil Sinclair's personal experience is his alone, and yet is connected to the process of awakening that each human must endure in order to become himself; that is, to break free of the self that is composed of society's influences. I chose three stars for my ranking of this book because I both adored and despised it as I stumbled through the words and tried to build an understanding based on the ideas Hesse presented. I recommend this book only to the serious soul-searcher, for most others, including myself, will never discover its true depth.

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