Book List


2) The Crying of Lot 49 Dec-2011 thru Jan-2012 (a pick by Mark M) by Thomas Pynchon

1) Walden Nov-2011 thru Jan 2012 - (a pick by Mary Lou): Walden, Henry D. Thoreau

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Is Thoreau my hero?

Well, Thoreau is kind of a hero figure in his Walden experiment - he just: goes-for-it - whenever - never giving in to the "grind" - being his own self (possible can be construed a bit selfish). So, don't let that door hit you on the behind there Mr. Thoreau - keep moving, keep writing - your descriptions of the (natural) world are intense/great - even the one where you look at a scene upside down (now what chapter did he say this?)

So - conclusion "I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there" ... "... if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will ...." "my insertion - (sic) be happy?"

So Yes, he's my hero - (I am Thoreau, I am ...)

Mark M.


  1. I tend to think Thoreau would have been very at home in the current era.

    SO - the book is finished. New selection????

  2. Mary Lou,
    Your fist pick deserves another! - or - maybe consider Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse - or - maybe The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.
    Any other nominations....
    Mark M.

  3. Liz nominates: Kalki by Gore Vidal