The Book That Changed My Life: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

It was 1972, I was 20 years old, had dropped out of University two years earlier, gone to work in the mines in Northern Canada for a winter and was not back in my home town of Hamilton Ontario working in a factory making sewer pipes. The factory was a mind-numbing, soul-destroying place for me; it was a noisy, dirty, and dangerous place where I stood all day pushing and pulling levers…