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Being Henry David

Being Henry David - Cal Armistead Loved the opening where the story borders on strange and threatening. The use of Thoreau is interesting and I enjoyed the motorcycle librarian who wanders around Walden pond. The closing sequence in the woods of Maine, without spoiling things, was more satisfying to me than the climax of the plot. I wish Henry had spent more time in nature but then it would be a different book. Also, reading of his attempts to apply Thoreau's various life philosophies in social situations gave me, a Thoreau nerd, a thrill since the notorious loner was actually social. (He wouldn't have cared about politics if he didn't have a strong interest in people or society.)