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    Robert M. Pirsig, passed at 88 on Monday.

    "Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88."

    I loved his work, more than just for the motorcycle trip.
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    A great writer, not just for "Zen". A unique individual...he left a mark on many of us...
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    Brilliant book by a towering intellect. I found it heavy reading, but read every page. 88 is a good long run. Thanks for the book Bob.

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    Ouch.
    His departure hurts.
    Bittersweet at best.
    Thanks for all you have done.
    Godspeed .

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    Considering the challenges he faced, 88 was a long run.
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    "Zen" is one of those books I keep so I can read portions of it again...even keep an extra copy to loan out.

    RIP Mr Pirsig.

    Sincere condolences to his family.
    Bill Johnston

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