so I just finished reading my first book from my summer reading list, Demian by Hermann Hesse, and I must say it was a great experience. It took me quite a while to really READ this book, because to be honest I had to re-read a few pages in order to understand everything.
From the very first pages of the book, Hesse manages to captivate the reader with the simple questioning of the true inner-self each man has. And I believe that there is nothing more intriguing to a person than these kind of questions, because we may think we know ourselves perfectly, but the author presents the possibility that we do not know the true desires of the soul, therefore we might not entirely find our true self.
There is one quote that really captivated me when I read it, and it still does amaze me every time I see it
“Nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself”
This quote to me sums up the entire meaning of the book, because it’s not only about a boy growing up that tries to make some sense out of his teenage years, to me this book is way more than that. It’s about letting go, going with your instincts, also about ideals, beliefs, love, religion and much much more. As I read this book, I saw how the author managed to take situations and ideas that we can find everyday, and transform them in order to create a really intriguing story that will for sure leave you thinking about a lot of things.
I personally loved this book and once again Hermann Hesse proved to me why he is one of my favorite writers.I entirely recommend it, it’s not so long, so it is PERFECT to read during the weekend, because believe me, you will not want to put it down until you finish it!
If you have read it I would love to have your opinion, if not I really really encourage you to read it. Tell me what you think in the comments below!🙂