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Fascinating book, interesting if eccentric author.,
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This review is from: Walking (Annotated Edition) (Kindle Edition)
This is a classic book by a highly regarded American author.In this book the text has been well edited, and the editor also supplies a good introduction about Thoreau and his context and evolution.
Thoreau writes well, and has many interesting observations. Whether his observations and conclusions add up to a coherent philosophy of life is more debateable. And whether others should make the time/space/leisure to follow in his footsteps is far from clear. Is Thoreau taking a walk out beyond himself? Or is he walking away from conventional responsibilities?
Whatever view you take of Thoreau he's an interesting character and interesting author, and you'll enjoy the time you spend in his company.