Siddhartha was so much better. Did Herman Hesse develop some kind of mental illness as he was writing the ending to this book because it was shit.
One of the few I haven't read sadly. I've loved all the books I've read so far: Peter Camenzind, Gertrud, Rosshalde, Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Journey to the East, The Glass Bead Game. Oh shit, nearly forgot Beneath the Wheel.
So what I guess I'm getting at is you're an idiot.
Just finished reading Siddhartha today coincidentally enough. You cant compare it to Demian. They both have their own style of writing and different messages.
I thought Demian more Gnostic and Esoteric than Siddhartha. I'm reading the beginning of Steppenwolf and it seems to be similar to Demian (the lone character with a secret type) so I dont think it's a drastic change of style.
Personally Siddhartha was an aberration. But that's just me. I've yet to read his other books.