(E-)Book Read! THE JOURNEY by Dan O’Brien

The Journey

Title: The Journey

Author: Dan O’Brien

Publication date: 2010

Original Language: English

Read in: English

Number of Pages: 87


Where From: Won in a giveaway organized by The Australian Bookshelf.

Four stars

First sentence: “The open arms of the darkness embraced the being, the one that had been called Th’bir.”

Last sentence: “His footprints soon erased from existence, as if he had never walked upon the shore.”

From Amazon: The Frozen Man. The Translucent Man. The Burning Man. The Wicker Man. The guide known only as the Crossroads, together these are the signposts and totems of the world that the being called the Lonely inhabits. Seeking out the meaning of his journey, the Lonely is a being consumed by philosophical inquiry and adventure. Filled with exotic places and age-old questions, the Journey is a book that seeks to merge the fantastical and real. Join the Lonely as he seeks out answers to his own existence and perhaps the meaning for us all.

When I read the summary of this book, I knew I wanted to read it, so when I won a book by Dan O’Brien in a giveaway and could choose this title, I didn’t hesitate.  And I am happy I chose it.

This novella is really about the choices we make in life, not in the least about the way we want to live it, and the consequences they have.  It is about the search for purpose and meaning of human existence, and about the fact that we all have to make something of our own life, and to think about it, instead of following the masses blindly.

Although I  never write in books, with an e-book that is different.   I have never highlighted and annotated this much in one book before.  They were not perhaps the deepest wisdoms, but they were basic (philosophical) facts, and they were described in a unique way.

I can recommend The Journey to any-one that is interested in philosophy, or in life.  And shouldn’t we all be?


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