A writer recounts her explorations into the nature of silence and the conflict between the social and inner worlds for those trying to add more silence to their lives. Read morePublished 4 days ago by clahain
Excellent writing. This shows if you're well educated, upper class English & have inheritance you can manage your own manias. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Downtown Pearl
Very thought provoking book. Have to read it in small doses with a lot of silent time to think and reflect. Opened my mind.Published 1 month ago by clk
It was thought provoking to me -- I enjoy silence and appreciated reading Ms. Maitland's very thorough investigations of different types of silences and how people throughout the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marci A. Yellin
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 5 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 10 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 16 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 18 months ago by Ronald A. Naumann