I finished Vonnegut’s “Slapstick,” and now I’m reading “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. It is quite a jump in mood, style, and content but I have been wanting to pick it up for almost a year after hearing great reviews.
The description reads;At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.
This one will take some time. It is a dense book in the amount of text on the page and seriousness of the story.
So much so that I was stuck on the first chapter for a week. I had to take a break and come back to it.
I love Cheryl’s poignant sentences. I’m only just over a chapter in and I’ve come across several lines I’ve simply paused after to take in.
Have you read this book? If you have, do you recommend any others like it? Let me know in the comments!