A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a collection of essays that centre around the idea of loss, being lost and losing yourself.

Whilst I found the majority of this book to be very intriguing there were definitely moments that didn’t hold my attention. I found myself drifting off and not really focusing on the topics being discussed. Mixed in with quotes and segments from other pieces of literature are the thoughts and feelings of Solnit which I found to be much more engaging – I felt like the quotes were slightly overdone in some places which jarred the flow of the discussion. My favourite aspect of the book were the anecdotal elements from Solnit’s own experiences, I think they were relatable and more captivating than her recitations of other people’s stories.

Overall I would say this is a thought-provoking read and I would recommend to anyone who has an interest in the topic.

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