It seems to me that Alan Watts has put all his intellectual power in this book to make it such successful and interesting
in my first read I hated the book and hated Zen and couldn`t complete it because I came here with an idea that Zen is a religion .
now the case is clear after a second read , Zen is not religion either philosophy , its a way , or let me say , its " the " way .
I`ll speak no more about the book , I`ll just give it five stars ( because 5 is the ultimate value available here ) and put it between my favorite books .
if you want to read the book , Just take off all your "western" way of thinking and make a cup of tea , then take the first step in that WAY :)