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Aris descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35000 year old mine in the Australian outback and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the PyreneesEach adventure is woven with findings in mythology and anthropology natural history and neuroscience literature and philosophy In elegant and graceful prose Hunt cures us of our “surface chauvinism” opening our eyes to the planet’s hidden dimension He reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs and guided how we think about ourselves as humans At bottom Underground is a meditation on the allure of darkness the power of mystery and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot seePRAISE FOR UNDERGROUND“A mesmerizingly fascinating tale I could not stop reading this beautifully written book” Michael Finkel author of The Stranger in the Woods“Few books have blown my mind so totally and so often In Will Hunt’s nimble hands excursion becomes inversion and the darkness turns luminous There are echoes of Sebald Calvino and Herzog in his elegant and enigmatic voice but also real warmth and humor An intrepid but far from fearless jou This little book is amazing as it mixes several aspects of the author s adventures caving all over the world As a young teenager he found a tunnel in his back yard which he explored and became an obsessive adventurer of the underground worldHe started with the world below the streets of NYC which hold many secrets graffiti concealed and disused stations people who are a culture of their own who live in the darkness and much He then moved on to Paris and the famous catacombs that criss cross the metropolisHe expanded his travels and visited caves usually in rural areas all over the world He talked with the indigenous populations and learned of the religious meanings connected to these caves He meditated in the darkness and measured the physicalpsychological changes that occurred as he sat in complete darkness as much as a mile below the surface He found that it was a frightening but enlightening experience as he saw hallucinations and heard voices and musicHis mixture of exploration and the psychological effects of deep caving are fascinating It may be a rather obscure subject but is well worth the read Recommended Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories into a 35000 year old mine Mercator in the Australian outback and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists Pasos perdidos en Granada in the depths of a cave Suffering and no suffering in the PyreneesEach adventure Can We Live 150 Years? is woven with findings The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears in mythology and anthropology natural history and neuroscience literature and philosophy In elegant and graceful prose Hunt cures us of our “surface chauvinism” opening our eyes to the planet’s hidden dimension He reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs and guided how we think about ourselves as humans At bottom Underground Robs Shiny Dumptruck is a meditation on the allure of darkness the power of mystery and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot seePRAISE FOR UNDERGROUND“A mesmerizingly fascinating tale I could not stop reading this beautifully written book” Michael Finkel author of The Stranger Roller Girl inversion and the darkness turns luminous There are echoes of Sebald Calvino and Herzog Mama Glow in his elegant and enigmatic voice but also real warmth and humor An Fire in the Sky intrepid but far from fearless jou This little book olga spessivtzeva is amazing as ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! it mixes several aspects of the author s adventures caving all over the world As a young teenager he found a tunnel I Am Providence in his back yard which he explored and became an obsessive adventurer of the underground worldHe started with the world below the streets of NYC which hold many secrets graffiti concealed and disused stations people who are a culture of their own who live An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, in the darkness and much He then moved on to Paris and the famous catacombs that criss cross the metropolisHe expanded his travels and visited caves usually The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob in rural areas all over the world He talked with the WeVe Only Just Begun indigenous populations and learned of the religious meanings connected to these caves He meditated Real Estate Mistakes in the darkness and measured the physicalpsychological changes that occurred as he sat Computer Network Time Synchronization in complete darkness as much as a mile below the surface He found that Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider it was a frightening but enlightening experience as he saw hallucinations and heard voices and musicHis mixture of exploration and the psychological effects of deep caving are fascinating It may be a rather obscure subject but Ignition is well worth the read Recommended

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Rney both theoretically and terrestrially” Robert Moor New York Times bestselling author of On Trails“Underground left me for days wanting to go there down down down into the moisture and the mystery It succeeds as reportage as memoir as historical survey and philosophical reflection Will Hunt is a generous and literate mole man beckoning us always to look lower” Ted Conover author of Newjack“An unusual and intriguing travel book into the world beneath the world we know a vivid illumination of the dark and an effective evocation of its profound mystery” Kirkus Reviews starred review“Underground is for anyone who’s ever peered into a crack in the earth and felt that peculiar blend of unease and curiosity Read this and you will never look at the ground beneath you in the same way again” Steve Rinella author of MeatEater and American Buffalo “Will Hunt explores the subterranean world in all of its historic and psychological grandeur This tour de force just might make you want to pull on a pair of rubber boots and strap on a headlamp to get a peek at the places we've forgotten” Scott Carney New York Times bestselling author of What Doesn’t Kill And this is why it is inadvisable to take recommendations from Overdrive I guess because I m sure this book would be great for someone but it was a resounding meh for meThe book is part travelogue part philosophical meandering and here s the thing I am always here for travel stories but you have to earn your wittering on about the human psyche and the universal urge and blah blah numinous liminal holy blah You also have to keep the ratio of actual narrative to things you think about when you can t sleep at night pretty high Hunt does not do those things and so this is not the book for me The travel bits were interesting enough but I am going to need to spend a LOT of time reading about spaceships andor banging to take the taste of Hunt s Beliefs About Caves and the Way All Humans Feel About Them away

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A panoramic investigation of the subterranean landscape from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities an exploration of the history science architecture and mythology of the worlds beneath our feetWhen Will Hunt was sixteen years old he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence Rhode Island His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves catacombs tombs bunkers and ancient underground cities in than twenty countries around the world Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted us through the agesIn a narrative spanning continents and epochs Hunt follows a cast of subterraneaphiles who have dedicated themselves to investigating underground worlds He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of P Very cool book about the uniue world of our subterranean landscape Whether it be subway systems mines catacombs underground tunnels etc This is a fascinating world tour penned by an urban explorer who documents the amazing underground world that exists and that we rarely even notice or think about A uick read but a very fun one that I found entertaining and enlightening Definitely pick this one up when it comes out in January of 2019


10 thoughts on “Underground

  1. says:

    To be fair I wrote this book ;

  2. says:

    Will Hunt spent time in the NY underground the subway tunnels Revs did as well Revs was a graffiti artist who spent many years using NY City as a canvas He became famous but not in a way that made him money Then Revs took a ladder paints and other tools of his trade into the subway tunnels at night when no one was watching He picked out the most obscure sections tose filled with darkness to begin writing his book With

  3. says:

    Very cool book about the uniue world of our subterranean landscape Whether it be subway systems mines catacombs underground tunnels etc This is a fascinating world tour penned by an urban explorer who documents the amazing underground

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    Imagine yourself on an afternoon hike stooping to push aside branches blocking a walk that meandered off the beaten path and upon removing the pile of debris feeling the breath of a world beneath you coming from a small obscure opening in the ground It takes a certain type of person to venture into this openingInteresting and well researched; philosophical than I expected Author Will Hunt I discovered is eual parts thrill seeker philosop

  5. says:

    This was a deeply profound book It was also a love letter from the author to tunnels and caves and all else that lurks under our feet The author is obsessed to put it mildly but thank goodness because it’s only through obsessed people that we learn things The author descends where few have or ever will to report back on what is do

  6. says:

    This little book is amazing as it mixes several aspects of the author's adventures caving all over the world As a young teenager he found a tunnel in his back yard which he explored and became an obsessive adventurer of the underground worldHe started with the world below the streets of NYC which hold many secrets; graffiti concea

  7. says:

    And this is why it is inadvisable to take recommendations from Overdrive I guess because I'm sure this book would be great for someone but it

  8. says:

    Underground is one of the most poetic breathtaking and ambitious books I have read in a long time Hunt offers a delightful and unexpected journey a fantastic expedition full of discoveries surprising facts and w

  9. says:

    One of the best works of non fiction I've read in a while Elegantly written meticulously researched Hunt went everywhere fo

  10. says:

    This non fiction work starts off as a personal memoir exploration of the author's preoccupation with subterranean worlds and expands into a much broader investigation which ultimately explores the very roots of human spirituality A uniue and poetic and illuminating read

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