Utopian Dreams offers one writer's attempt to retreat from the 'real world' - which is making him emptier and angrier by the day - and seek out the alternatives to modern manners and morality. Instead of cynicism, loneliness and depression, is it possible to be idealistic, to find belonging and companionship with others who share your sadness, or even, perhaps, your happiness? With his wife and baby in tow, Jones spends a year with spritualists, time-travellers, reformed drug addicts and Quakers, producing a fascinating exploration of the meaning of community.
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I had high hopes for this book, about a man who takes his young family to live in 5 different "intentional" communities. However, his writing style just bugged me. Also, out of the 5 he chose, 3 were heavily Christian communities, which bothered me. Did not like this book. Read full review