Field Guide To Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost - Rebecca Solnit I will never think of the word "lost" the same way after reading this book. There is so much more to it now that I have realized after reading it and I was intrigued from start to finish.

While some people may find it hard to find how exactly the chapters are all interconnected I would recommend approaching this one with an open mind. There is so much to be pulled out of the writing and all the quoting and references to other people or works is very fitting. It's a very personal book that really sinks into you if you give it a chance, covering various aspects from art to history to human relationships, among others. The chapters about the blue were my most favourite perhaps, being the ones that didn't focus on Solnit's personal life but rather were the abstract ideas on the topic she was presenting to the reader.

The other thing I struggled with was the ending which left me wanting a better conclusion and way of wrapping up such a beautiful piece. However I wouldn't want that to discourage people from reading it because this one is really worth picking up. It reads with a very melancholy feeling that sucks you in and has you sitting there in your reader's chair while you listen to Solnit present her various ideas out before you. I was pleasantly surprised by finding this book and it left me in a very tranquil mood upon finishing.

For best results this book should be read on rainy days, I have found.