M. Leduc

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Location: San Francisco, CA United States


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Penguin Classics Letters Of Vincent Van Gogh by Gogh Vincent Van
...and bought the three volume set for myself. I'm 2/3 the way through the 1700 pages of the big boy and am completely enraptured by it. The writing is lucid and at times very lyrical and you really get a sense of the soul of the man here.

But this is about the Penguin Edition. I think for a person like my mother who is a painter as well it will give her some great insights into the rigor and discipline which is required of the artistic life. This book I think would be great reading for anyone that wants a window into the world that is Van Gogh...but once you have it I can almost guarantee you'll be eying that 3 volume set longingly.
France by Bike: 14 Tours Geared for Discovery by Karen Whitehill
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sure, the maps are next to useless and the writers are far too fixated on campgrounds and not enough on hotels, but the routing they choose is very nice. I also feel they have selected is an excellent melange of cities, towns, villages and spectacular sights. My wife and I did the Languedoc and Rhone Loop tours for a trip two years ago and loved it and are so are using it again for Burgundy/Franche Comte/Alsace trip we are going on in two months.
Ultimately, I see this book as intended as a companion piece to the Michelin maps which are availiable for every region. What the book actually offers is a turn by turn narrative by which one would physically chart out your intended path on… Read more