Local Celebrity Read: The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

the spell of the sensuous

Ali Lam is a Fleming College Sustainability Instructor and member of the team that will be responsible for building Wilberforce’s new library branch this year, which we at the Haliburton County Public Library are all very excited about.

Lucky for us, Lam is also a reader. For anyone looking for a moving read, she suggests The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram. “It’s a truly inspiring and revolutionary book about how we perceive and hence relate to the world and all its creatures,” explains Lam. “Abram’s lyrical prose weaves together philosophy, linguistics, anthropology and his own personal tales of being a sleight-of-hand magician into highly accessible book that is easy to read and re-read again and again. I like how his writing is so accessible. He makes deep and rather obscure philosophy very digestible and his personal stories are highly relatable. The book inspires me to listen more – to the birds, to the river, to other people, to myself.”

“I’d recommend it to all those who enjoy tasting the wind and dancing with the trees!” concludes Lam.

* originally published as a portion of “Reads of the Month” in The Haliburton Echo on March 5th and The Minden Times on March 6th


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