- Tapa blanda: 333 páginas
- Editor: Simon + Schuster Inc.; Edición: Original (1 de junio de 2009)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1416553878
- ISBN-13: 978-1416553878
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº37.313 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Compara Precios en Amazon
+ Envío GRATIS
+ Envío GRATIS
I'm Off Then: My Journey Along the Camino de Santiago (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 jun 2009
|Nuevo desde||Usado desde|
Los clientes que compraron este producto también compraron
¿Qué otros productos compran los clientes tras ver este producto?
Descripción del producto
Reseña del editor
From one of Germanys most beloved celebrities, a cross between Bill Bryson and Paulo Coelho.
It has sold over 3 million copies and been translated into eleven different languages. Pilgrims have increased along the Camino by 20 percent since the book was published. Hape Kerkelings spiritual epiphany has struck a nerve.
Overweight, overworked, and physically unfit, Kerkeling was an unlikely candidate to make the arduous pilgrimage across the French Alps to the Spanish Shrine of St. James, a 1,200-year-old journey undertaken by nearly 100,000 people every year. But that didnt stop him from getting off the couch and walking. Along the way, lonely and searching for meaning, he began the journal that turned into this utterly frank, engaging book. Simply by struggling with his physical limitations and the rigors of long-distance walking, he discovered a deep sense of peace that transformed his life and allowed him to forgive himself, and others, more readily. He learned something every day, and he took to finishing each entry with his daily lessons.
Filled with quirky fellow pilgrims, historic landscapes, and Kerkelings self-deprecating sense of humor, Im Off Then is an inspiring travelogue, a publishing phenomenon, and a spiritual journey unlike any other.
Biografía del autor
Hape Kerkeling is a comedian and writer living in Berlin. This is his first book.
No es necesario ningún dispositivo Kindle. Descárgate una de las apps de Kindle gratuitas para comenzar a leer libros Kindle en tu smartphone, tablet u ordenador.
Obtén la app gratuita:
Detalles del producto
Si eres el vendedor de este producto, ¿te gustaría sugerir ciertos cambios a través del servicio de atención al vendedor?
Opiniones de clientes
|5 estrellas (0%)|
|4 estrellas (0%)|
|3 estrellas (0%)|
|2 estrellas (0%)|
|1 estrella (0%)|
Opiniones de clientes más útiles en Amazon.com
There were moments when the pace of the book slowed, but that represents the reality of the pilgrimage for many people. Kerkeling didn’t have any life-changing spiritual epiphanies, and I dare say, many (perhaps most?) pilgrims today do not. He did have time to think deeply about some timeless topics (the meaning of Life and his own life, is there an afterlife, how he viewed God, etc.) and to journal about his experiences and thoughts. Again, typical of Camino pilgrims. He writes well, although I suspect some of his wit and charm were obscured in translation. I appreciated that Kerkeling came across as more than a celebrity. He opened up and expressed his shortcomings (examples: nonathletic couch potato, impatient with loud, opinionated people).
The biggest caveat I would give a reader considering the Camino is that it has been thirteen years since Kerkeling made his pilgrimage. While much is unchanged, the number of pilgrims has more or less doubled. There are many more albergues and other accommodations and places to eat and buy food. A common remark I heard from repeat pilgrims was that even a few years ago, it was rare to find wi-fi on the Camino. Not anymore.
If you’re considering the Camino, I highly recommend reading “I’m Off Then” before you take off.
I don’t know, I may be being unfair, but it seems a cosy sort of suffering is the real goal of this pilgrimage — enough to conspicuously signal sincerity of purpose to oneself and others, enough to build a sense of belonging to the team, enough to be able to point to as grounds for the feel good insights that end each chapter.
The first book I read on the topic was Shirley MacLaine's account. I love Shirley, but her recounting of her experience---hallucination?---was way too weird for my taste.
Unlike some reviewers, I didn't find this book to be exceptionally humorous or a 'page-turner.' It is, however, a good account of one man's decision-making process about making the trek, coupled with his thoughts/experiences along the way. His style of building toward self-disclosure (and how this came about) was also nice.
Like a lot of travel books, the author had a tendency to go into detail about mundane aspects of the trip. Still, I stayed with the book til the end. Similar to what others have portrayed, his experience of the Spanish locals wasn't always positive, which is sad.
Because I read the book on Kindle, the picture quality was poor. I assume it's better in the print version. This was unfortunate, as it looked as though he included some nice shots in the book.
Surprisingly, the book came to a sudden end. That is, he was (spoiler alert) at the end of the trek; he got his stamp; and then he was off to catch a flight. At least from the reader's perspective, it all happened too quickly, with little of the detail that was included in earlier parts of the book. I would have liked to read more retrospective analysis on his part, but perhaps that will be volume two.
Tip: Have a map of Spain with you as you read the book. Many of the towns and villages aren't on most maps, but it still helps you to appreciate what an endeavor those who do The Camino embark upon.
Read the book.