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So, I read the movie...and definitely wanted to read the book, which got into the author's mind more than the movie.
Aron teaches and shows us the universal lesson of the will to survive, because if he was able to survive his predicament than anyone can live through their adversity.
My main problem with the book would be that, on occasion, Ralston was a bit too descriptive and flowery in his writing, slowing the story down to a snail's pace.
I never really read Nonfiction but for the first in a long while, I was very pleased.
Although overall I did enjoy the book, I felt as if every other chapter was irrelevant to... Read more
Good read. Can't believe how many times his life was saved.
Amazing to me how much energy and drive he had to keep climbing in freezing temperatures.
I didn't see the movie, but did know the story through the news when this accident occurred. I've always been a fan of (especially true-life) extreme man-against-nature survival... Read morePublished 1 day ago by L.F.Falconer
It's okay. I think there is too much back and forth between the story of what happened and stories of his past. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Melissa Taylor
Fantastic, gripping movie. True story that shows the strength of the human spirit and the will to live. Loved it.Published 28 days ago by V. Brewer
I was actually very excited to bring this book home for what I thought would be an incredibly interesting read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Teske
I have read and reread portions of Aron's book. I can relate to his entrapment and futility until he discovered how to break his arm bones, cut the rest of the flesh, nerves, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Royer
the book is great...but I had a little trouble reading so I went and bought the AudioBook...it is not every good. Read morePublished 2 months ago by sabrina.zuniga
A very moving inspirational action packed memoir. From his very high moments on fourteeners to his very lows in Blue John Canyon Aron is all about life to the max!Published 2 months ago by Jeffrey L. Abbott