What is silence?
Where can it be found?
Why is it now more important than ever?
In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.
(With full-color photographs throughout.)
Amateurish and trite.
I wish the author no ill will, but this book has no deep insights, and very little research with no footnotes. It is just the random musings of someone who is not that gifted of a writer and doesn’t appear to have studied writing with any rigor. I do not understand how this book got published. It honestly reads like his journal entries or something he wrote over the course of a month while jotting down ideas on the toilet. You could easily have written this book. If you want better musings on silence read Thich Nhat Hahn’s “silence” and save yourself the hassle of slogging through this.