5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Superb: thoughtful, poetic and personal. Read it!,
This review is from: Mountains of the Mind: a History of a Fascination (Paperback)
I loved this book.
I love mountains (which helped) but even so, this really is a tour de force. Robert Macfarlane has a beautiful and light written style. He mixes his own experiences on the mountain with a strong historical explanation of why he - and so many others - became obsessed with mountains. This is the book you wish you could have come up with yourself as you stare at Alpine peaks in awe. It's not just about the hill, but about what's in our heads. And that is what I loved about the book.
And if you haven't already, read Wild Places. You'll love that too.