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Stranger in the Forest by Eric Hansen
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Mar 23, 2009

really liked it

I like books that can insert into the readers mind
a way of thinking that is utterly foreign. The
forest dwellers, viewed by westerners, are so
utterly clueless, yet, this traveler sets ripples
in motion in the forest that announce his presence
to all the inhabitants. Their measure of
'distance' from one location to another, is
actually measured in days. Beyond a few hundred
yards, our notion of distance is unfathomable to
them. There are no straight lines or predictable
rates of travel in their forest.
I wish I had the guts to have made such a trip--
I wouldn't be tempted now-- dont like the leaches
and mosquitoes and snakes.
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Marty I like books that can insert into the readers mind
a way of thinking that is utterly foreign. The
forest dwellers, viewed by westerners, are so
utterly clueless, yet, this traveler sets ripples
in motion in the forest that announce his presence
to all the inhabitants. Their measure of
'distance' from one location to another, is
actually measured in days. Beyond a few hundred
yards, our notion of distance is unfathomable to
them. There are no straight lines or predictable
rates of travel in their forest.
I wish I had the guts to have made such a trip--
I wouldn't be tempted now-- dont like the leaches
and mosquitoes and snakes.



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