Man's Search for Meaning

by Viktor Frankl

Sometimes, a book only needs roughly 100 pages to plantthe seed of an idea in a reader’s mind. For Man’s Search for Meaning, it was the opposite. The 100 odd pages of the book contained so many different seeds of thought and ideas that it completely overwhelmed the reader. In fact, I would have loved to only read the first part of the book, where a vague picture is presented to the reader. The rest of the book ruthlessly pointed out every detail and focused on the birth/application of logotherapy. While important, these sections read more like a scientific paper than a novel. I wouldn’t write off the book but at the same time, it could have been so much more.


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