Thursday, December 23, 2010

Reflections on Walden

I finally got around to reading Thoreau's Walden.  Good book, but I can't believe they have high school kids reading it.  The very beginning and the very end contain most of the philosophical bits, while the middle is a pleasant meditation on getting away from society and observing nature.  With no discernible plot, I don't think this book would hold most people's attention.

Still, if you're in the mood for that sort of thing some winter's day, it is a worthy read.

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