Great book unveiling the myth that doing things faster is always better. Great for those feeling overwhelmed by the ever increasing speed of things nowadays. The author shows us this trend of slowness in many groups of interest ranging from cooking to sex life. I think the book is a great effort in mapping this trend on many different segments and unifying them in one place.
The whole book reads like a journal of Thoreau's life in the woods. At some points it becomes very detailed and specific on the topic which he's talking about (fish, topography, plants, etc...) but it is worth reading through just to get to some of the best of his insights.
Many clever texts and interesting ideas in this mixed bag. The text "Pop Magic" by Grant Morrison and "Are You illuminated ?" by Phil Hine are the most insightful. Apart from Magic (or Magick) stuff, this book is packed with unconventional ideas and points of view that are worth knowing.