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WALDEN is a great read. It is one of the best reflective retreats from life that I know of. Its simple format, simple writing (though inlaid beautifully with allusions: cultural, religious, scholarly, literary, and otherwise), and over focus on simplicity leave the reader with a smile after every reading (though perhaps it leaves the reader feeling slightly inadequate for not having achieved simplicity to Thoreau's extent). 

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

In Walden, Thoreau details his quest to see what he can learn by simplifying his life. He builds a house in the woods of Massachusetts and lives with the bare necessities: a desk, a bed, three chairs ... Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

While transcendentalism and American writing normally do not appeal to me, reading Walden has been nothing short of a delight. While I cannot say I agree with all of the ideas, his actual writing is a ... Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

No rating, as I didn't finish it, and it's sort of un-rate-able. Worth being familiar with. Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - C - Goodreads

Thoreau is a genius in his own mind and in yours as well, if you can relate to just one of his many albeit pompous theory's on life, and his need of simplicity. He sends you dancing through and amidst ... Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Kitchener - Goodreads

"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement." Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Cheryl Reese - Goodreads

Good book, would read again even on my own interest. Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Cameron - Goodreads

Despite supporting Thoreau's back-to-the-land enthusiasm in principle, I found some sections of this book to be monstrously condescending and pedantic. But overall, a solid read and worthy of its revered status amongst naturalists. Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Derek Dittner - Goodreads

just started but so far, amazing - like every page has a quote you feel like you've heard all your life. Read full review

Review: Walden: Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben (Concord Library)

User Review  - Tate Wingo - Goodreads

Thanks to the truly inspirational thoughts in this book, I have learned that is is really okay to be alone in the wilderness and feel nothing but joy and awe. It may take some patience, but you can ... Read full review


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