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  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: dagald walker (March 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987761501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987761507
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,365,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Passin' Through on September 10, 2013
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I am basing this review on having read a few pages of An Occasional Walker, many stories in Dag's blog, all his frequent contributions to the tourist newspaper here in Iquitos, and having talked with him about life and journalism off and on the Iquitos, Peru boardwalk for three months. My sum-up is that when you put a unique person with a journalistic flair in curious situations, and if he chooses to share them, the result is a five-star read. Dag's works are all fresh and original, and put you into the story with a style all his own from forty years of around-the-world coverage. His stories are jammed with details and information like his walking tour of the concrete jungle of Iquitos. Dag, in earlier years, was a month short of his English PhD when he dropped out, to the dismay of his department head, and instead took a degree in journalism. Now his pages race like Jack Kerouac, and latch the reader like Jack London. Find out in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zazie on June 3, 2012
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this is a fascinating book, a travel to the deepest memories of a childhood that seems to have been both sad and happy! Some passages, though humorous, are absolutely heart-breaking.
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"An Occasional Walker" is a modern "Canterbury Tales" - albeit with political twists related to the world's state of affairs today.

But do not conclude that this book is all about politics! Rather, "An Occasional Walker" resonates with humor, satire, and personal anecdotes, which are poignant at times. The author is clearly a wordsmith who knows how to use the English language efficaciously so as to engage the reader.

The episodic nature of this book and the reader-friendly length of the chapters allow the reader to enjoy Mr. Walker's writing in snippets - in the order presented or according to one's own preference. I recently took "An Occasional Walker" with me when I went on vacation and found myself returned to the book again and again as time allowed.

I highly recommend this book and look forward to more books written by D.W. Walker.
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Mixing sketches of his own experience with political commentaries and musings.
The author has some well rendered and incredibly interesting stories of his various travels around the world. Though my favorite story describes a (likely embellished) childhood memory of giving his grandfather a viking burial at sea, which i found startlingly strange and evocative.

Much of the political commentary revolve around war, as the author often mentions. The perspective of Walker's views are non mainstream, perhaps I could put tongue in cheek and call him a Radical-Non-Radical. Whether you agree with it or not, its sure to be thought/ discussion provoking.

Many entries are also reference heavy, meaning that by reading this one book, you may be led to many other interesting works. Even if sometimes they're connection to this text feels a little indirect.
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By Odysseus on September 8, 2013
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This is a fine book, well structured and containing a deep sense of allegory so lacking in much of modern literature. The reader may or may not choose to agree or otherwise with the political position of the author but his feeling for language and at times, quirky sense of humour shines like a beacon to illuminate tales such as Christmas. Read it!
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