Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Tour: Thumbing Through Thoreau

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Today I am pleased to be able to present a review of the new Thoreau compilation book, Thumbing Through Thoreau. Creator Kenny Luck has brought together all of Thoreau's most profound quotes and separated them into a stunning and easy to reference volume.

Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, each page boasts a formatted Thoreau quote that literally jumps off the page. One of the things that I personally love most about Thoreau's work is that it is very easy to discern his meaning. With the formatting that is present in this book, it's easier than ever and visually beautiful. 

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"Truth is always paradoxical."

(Journal I, vol. 7, June 26, 1840, p. 153)

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"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is the earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."

(Walden, "The Ponds," pp. 206-207)

For those who are Thoreau buffs, this book will definitely be a treat. Split into three sections, "Spirituality and Nature", "Society and Government" and "Love", this book is an all encompassing volume on the work of Thoreau. For those who are new to Thoreau, I think this is a fabulous way to introduce them to his work.

Without a doubt, I would recommend Thumbing Through Thoreau to absolutely everyone out there! His writing is intriguing enough alone, but having it presented in such a well thought out and visually stunning fashion takes it to a new level. I am please I was able to review this, and look forward to purchasing a bound copy of my very own.


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