An interesting book, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations.The author leaned a little more to the side of activist than pathfinder.Although I am an avid environmentalist, I also find it to be a depressing subject in today's world.It's always the story of a losing battle.Always.To read about the injustices and lack of common sense in regards to the environment along the entire California Coast was at times sickening.
McKinney also skipped some sections of the coast.He skipped my entire hometown and almost everything 50 miles north and south of it.I don't know if this has to do with the fact that nothing interesting happened or if he literally didn't walk that stretch.As he slipped into a philosophical piece during his time in Big Sur, I found he also strays from my philosophical home.This was less of a surprise than skipping a stretch of coast.
With this said, the book was no bad by any means.I enjoyed reading about his time on the Central Coast, Diablo Canyon, the Lost Coast.There were a few moments when he pointed out some very interesting historical notes about places I am very familiar with.Reading about those places that I am not familiar with was substantial enough to keep me reading.I wouldn't call it an adventure, as I expected, but the book didn't come with that promise either.
|Title||A Walk Along Land's End|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||4.9 Mb|
|Book rating||3.67 (12 votes)