Review: Walden

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WaldenWalden by Henry David Thoreau

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Review
Walden, an American classic…few of us have likely read all 350+ pages, unless you were an English major. For most, perhaps 10-15 pages in high school or a college literature course introduced you to Thoreau and Walden. Famed philosopher and thinker, it’s a book that transports you to nature and the simplicity of life… helping to discover who you are, what you want and where things are going. A bit of an existential crisis, so to speak. It’s a good book. I have nothing against it, but it didn’t resonate with me as much as I’d have liked.

I tend to be character and plot-based, when it comes to literature I enjoy. The main character, besides Thoreau, was passion/life/searching… it’s not a work of fiction, tho some may take it that way. Perhaps a collection of essays, early journal writing. Blogging?

All in all, beautiful language. Great images. Lots to think about. Worth reading those 10 to 15 pages. But unless you are into philosophy, it’ll be a hard read. I’m a thinker, but not in this way. I’m glad I read the full text… and a few pages several times for comparative purposes in different courses. Take a little on for yourself.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Walden

    Jennifer Kelland Perry said:
    December 9, 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Walden is in my list. Hubs is reading it right now. I hope I like it a little more than you did. 😉

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 5:22 PM

      Good luck! I was likely too young when I read it. That might be part of the issue! 🙂

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