Great book. So very readable. Some authors are just effortless to read and Mr. Boyle is one of these people. “The Way Home,” is about Boyle’s year plus of living without any of the conveniences of the modern world. No phone, computer, car, electricity, power tools or Fuji XT3 for that matter.
For me, it sounds dreamy. Not without a host of challenges but still dreamy. What I liked about this book was the cadence of events, both old and new, with short glimpses back out into the world.
For most people, even this idea will sound terrifying. Sure, hipsters will love the idea. Well, right up until the point where the phone, computer, and social media leave the picture. Then panic will strike. Did it really happen if you don’t share it? Get likes? Profit?
Another lovely twist was writing this book and writing about his experience which had to be done longhand then walked to the post office.
Get it, read it.