On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes – My thoughts

A good review…looking forward to reading it!


15803166On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On Looking: Eleven walks…came highly recommended. I haven’t read Alexandra Horowitz before, and the reviews on Goodreads were not the most encouraging. Nevertheless, I did start reading…

As the title suggests, and I suspect the blurb outlines, this book is about a few walks that Alexandra took around New York City. Alone, with her kid, her dog and a few experts. each time, a different person (yes, dogs are as human(e) too) and each time a different experience. She divides her walks into three categories – Inanimate, Animate and Sensory, and then goes on to discover (and help us readers discover too) a whole new world that she had completely missed on before. We look, but we don’t, is her contention. I do agree…and I don’t.

Early into the book, Alexandra notes that it…

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