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Bradypus

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Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
I read the book this week. Interesting and occasionally quite challenging. Not a simple travelogue: many diversions into church history and theological issues. Egan also steps off the Via Francigena to visit Geneva and Florence and tells something of their religious history too.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
And a podcast interview with Timothy Egan talking about the motivation for his journey on a local radio station in California:
 

jayree

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to SdC 2012
Irun to Fisterra 2013
Shikoku 2015
CP 2016
I am forever indebted to Timothy Egan, who lives in Seattle, for one of his early books, "The Good Rain." After reading it my wife, who is not a hiker or backpacker, said "Let's backpack The Enchanted Valley" (in Olympic National Park). So I organized a week to walk with our preteen kids. It was a great family experience. I suspect that many who read his newest book will be inspired to walk the Via Francigena or some part of it. Egan is a compelling and gifted writer as perhaps you can see from his brief NYT article.
 

timr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
I read the book this week. Interesting and occasionally quite challenging. Not a simple travelogue: many diversions into church history and theological issues. Egan also steps off the Via Francigena to visit Geneva and Florence and tells something of their religious history too.
I received the book, in print form, today. A susbtantial work! I will have to defer reading it until coming back from walking Invierno...... But I am looking forward to it.
 

jgpryde

Member
Camino(s) past & future
St.Jean-Santiago (2017)
I read the book this week. Interesting and occasionally quite challenging. Not a simple travelogue:
Indeed, I think books with “Pilgrimage” in the title s/b a special sub-genre of Travelogue as they cover both physical and emotional territory.
I’m not finished yet but I took umbrage with his remarks about CtD pilgrims in Reims France where he says
“...they exude a sense of superiority. When I explain to a sunbaked Scandinavian that I’m taking the camino less traveled, he gives me a dismissive eye roll, as if I’m on an inferior road to revelation.”
Gosh, are we really that...tribal?
Egan has a lot of axes to grind in this book so perhaps his indignation here is just mis-directed frustration or maybe it’s trail fatigue. Whatever, I’ll read on.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
Gosh, are we really that...tribal?
Sadly the answer is sometimes "yes". After finishing the Camino Primitivo I met a young man in Santiago who had just walked from SJPDP. On hearing I had walked from Oviedo he asked if I had any plans to walk "the real Camino" sometime..... :rolleyes::mad:
 
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