Saturday, April 30, 2011

30 Day Challenge

Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked

Well, I wouldn't say everyone, but a lot of my acquaintances who attempted to pick it up hated it with a passion.

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

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