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Ishmael
by Daniel Quinn

Published: 1997-12-01
Hardcover : 288 pages
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Winner of the 1992 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, Ishmael is a unique and captivating novel that has earned a large and passionate following among readers and critics worldwide. One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, it is the story of a man who ...
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(Winner of the 1992 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, Ishmael is a unique and captivating novel that has earned a large and passionate following among readers and critics worldwide. One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, it is the story of a man who embarks on a highly provocative intellectual adventure with a gorilla--a journey of the mind and spirit that changes forever the way he sees the world and humankind's place in it. For this special fifth anniversary edition, the author has written a frank and informative introduction in which he discusses the worldwide Ishmael phenomenon. Timed to coincide with the eagerly anticipated publication of My Ishmael and the release of the movie Ishmael, this special edition is sure to attract new readers and reinforce Daniel Quinn's reputation as one of the most compelling and visionary writers of our age.

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  "Made me think and question"by Jessicalaugh (see profile) 02/28/13

Some in our book club found the book difficult to read and follow as most of it was conversation. I listened to this book as an audio book and found ut was very easy. I enjoyed the message and how... (read more)

 
  "ishmael"by stephdelp (see profile) 03/26/12

Over my head

 
  "Ishmael"by lhairtrucker (see profile) 03/26/12

I found the book very thought provoking. It was especially of interest to me because I am on a spiritual journey and I have so many questions.
Ishmael presented an interesting way of lookin
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  "ishmael"by hollypitcher (see profile) 07/12/10

 
  "Ishmael was ok"by Jenae (see profile) 05/05/08

This was definitely an interesting and philosophical book. I'm always up for a good, thought-provoking read. I just felt it was a little repetitive and longer than necessary. I think Quinn could have added... (read more)

 
  "A philisophical tale about our culture and what we call truth"by doodlebugsmom (see profile) 03/04/08

A friend of mine asked me to read this book for her and review it because she could not finish it in time for her book club (and she added... because she tried to read the book, but just could not get... (read more)

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