Maitland explores a topic from so many different points of view--I had no idea that silence could be looked at with such a variety of lenses. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Macleod
I love solitude and adored Dale Salwaks' exploration of the topic in: The Wonders of Solitude; however, this was just tedious.
I couldn't finish it.
I could not get into this book. Perhaps people who like the other works by this author rated it highly because they like her writing style and would enjoy everything she writes. Read morePublished 8 months ago by whatever
Reading the description of this book I had hoped it would reflect silence. But it feels like a very busy clever book about the pursuit of silence. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Tollz
Just when you are about to drown in scholarly analysis, she bursts forth into passages of beautiful prose, reminiscent of Annie Dillard.Published 15 months ago by Ronald A. Naumann
Because anytime I need to be transported to an intriguing, nearly mystical destination I contemplate and savor this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cynthia Sue Martell
This is a wonderful and thought provoking book. Maitland explores silence both from her personal experience, and from the garnered writings, sayings and teachings of others who... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lady Fancifull
I ordered this book for my brother and he was more than happy with it but was slightly disappointed with the quality as it had a tear in the cover and scratches on the front and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by PeteB
I enjoyed reading this book, however, it does not read as much a novel as a text book. Following the explorations of silence and reading of others' experiences was a bit of a plod... Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by BC Poppy