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Walden - Henry David Thoreau
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781625396921
Publisher: Waxkeep Publishing
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
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N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it
I am pretty on board with the philosophy that the author is trying to put forward, but I just really can't stand the overdone writing with all its flourishes and tangents. Another era I suppose. I'll try to find a summary of the main philosophical ideas somewhere else. DNF.
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
2.5 reminds me of the folks saying "save up by not buying that daily coffee!"
So, Walden. There's some nice, flowery prose here. Also some overly discursive and recursive prose that I found tedious. But overall, and I'm writing this as someone who's happiest living out in the woods where I can't see my neighbors, the book drove me bonkers. His privilege is suffocating. ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
2.0 Walden
If I start to read a book, I almost always will end up finishing the book. I don't recommend starting this book because it's really not worth the effort. This book dealt mostly with feelings and poetic imagery (but not the composition that poetry usually employs) and such books usually confuse me ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Walden
He has an opinion about EVERYTHING and this is all of those bound together. Even though many of the things, prices, etc are out of date, the story's points transfer to every time period. This is suppose to make the reader think about what is important in life and live accordingly. Even though it ...
spoko rated it
I vacillated as I read this. I was often engrossed in Thoreau's twin urges—to simplicity, and to presence in each moment within nature. But I was repelled by his twin delusions—that the poorer a person is, the happier he must be, and that Thoreau himself was aware of the One True Way to live. He spe...
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