The Consolations of the Forest by Sylvain Tesson


Reviewed by Ajit Kanale, NCSU Student, Electrical Engineering

A French journalist's diary account of his six-month stay in Siberia on Lake Baikal visualizes nature's beauty vividly. His philosophical thoughts and comparisons to the books he reads during this period provide a surreal feeling to the overall experience. Reading this book in the middle of a hectic semester works as a balm for the stressed mind.