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everyone has their own inner thoughts on their walking. This writers views are dull new age ramblings.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2011, 13:43:54 BST
Jah Lion says:
Thanks for this dull, uninformative opinionated view.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2011, 10:21:59 BST
Nick Hindley says:
Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 17:12:16 GMT
J. McAvoy says:
'New age ramblings?' I do question how much of the book you have read, as Solnit charts the thinking on walking from prehistoric sources, through to ancient traditions, the romantic writers, the turn of the century philosophers, before hitting on a contemporary placement for walking in the new era. For a writer to produce a 300 page book on the practise of walking, I was suprised at how interesting it was - especially as I read it in the course of a few days.
'Everyone has their own inner thoughts on their walkings' This is true, and Solnit does illustrate some of her opinions, but this is a rather small part of the book. For a book with more person anecdotes try her Field Guide to Getting Lost. Other than that, this is, in general a fact led manuscript. However, now that I think about it - the introduction of a few pages long is a fiarly personal monologue. I guess you didn't get past the introducion, before thinking to know the whole from the part.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013, 22:38:08 GMT
I think it is such a shame a quite unbelievable you got nothing from the book - I LOVED it
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