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Walden: (Or Life in the Woods) - Review

December 21, 2013

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Title Walden: (Or Life in the Woods) - Review
Author RobBobGlove
Upvotes 9
Comments 1
Date December 21, 2013 6:16 PM UTC (9 years ago)
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[–]RobBobGlove[M][S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

  1. What's it about?
    The reflections of the author after deciding to leave civilization and settle in the woods alone.
  2. Who's it for?
    Everyone can learn from this book. Like many other writings the people with the most perspective will have most to gain.
  3. PROS
    +Very relevant in this day and age. It was written more than 150 years ago but in the modern consumerist culture it's very eye opening. +The writing style is really relaxing and thought provoking. Having simple things described gives you perspective that modern books simply can't. +Beneficial both from a practical and philosophical perspective. It contains simple how-to advice and more introspective one alike. +It's for everyone,from children to old people every person has something to learn from this book. +The teaching and monologues are quite unique, it's hard to find books that deal with these themes.
  4. CONS
    -It requires deep reflection and many readings to fully understand the context and meaning of the authors thoughts
  5. Final thoughts
    Walden is a special book. In a way the author reflects on the problems of our own society that became apparent to Thoreau after the industrial revolution. In many ways the past 10-20 years reflect the same massive changes experienced by the author giving us an unique insight into a time long past that is still very familiar. Rating-5 Must read for anyone interested in knowing himself better.
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