My rating: 4 out of 5
It was quite fun watching the seasons change with the author. It certainly helps to have a vivid imagination while reading this book. It is full of trivia and biological information which I would not expect in a book about beauty of nature. But it shows the “ugly” side as well and shows that we can enjoy even those brutal, inexplicable parts of it.
Things that were bugging me were mostly around overly philosophical parts which are sprinkled throughout Pilgrim and last but not least - unnecessarily (from my point of view at least) complex language. It felt as if author was sitting with a dictionary next to the typewriter. But maybe that just shows how much I have yet to learn…