Pompous, elitist, overwritten. The purplest of purple prose. You have to go at this book with a shovel to get at anything of value. Pages and pages of uninteresting drivel. Mind numbingly repetitive. If you want to know if you will like this book, simply pick it up and open it to any random page. Read any random paragraph. Did you like it? If so then you are in luck because you get to read 354 pages of this...exact...same...thing.
If you would like to read something by Thoreau that is decently written, read "Civil Disobedience"