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on 4 May 2016
There is a rolling list of quotes from the good, great and the random that ticker tapes throughout the bottom of the pages all the way through this book, the sentiments varying from the tenuous to the profound. You may find this distracting or interesting.
Using feminism, art, architecture, psychology, sociology, history, politics, philosophy and geology to back up her work and citing Rousseau and Wordsworth as the earliest pioneers of walking for the sake of walking, Solnit has clearly done her research focusing particularly on Paris, UK and the USA and at times this reads beautifully though there are also some dry and woolly parts that tend to drag and deviate from the point but she raises so many interesting and thought provoking points, allowing us to see walking and its benefits in so many refreshing and inspiring ways that you cannot help but be won over in the end.