This is a book that has obviously been the subject of detailed research.
That would have been enough for me, but I also enjoyed an extremely well-written story that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through.
I believe most of this story is true, just the two main characters with their "sub-race" is the fictional part.
The premise of a musher challenging a man who has never mushed a dog to race against her in the Iditarod was a little weak, however, there were times in reading this book that I... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tessa's Mom
Good description of an extreme sport! Writer is obviously knowledgeable of the race and its' environment. it is an absorbing readPublished 23 months ago by Alison Painter
This review is going to be a little different than most of my reviews. Just hang with me and we'll see how it goes. Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by A. Chambers
If you are in Alaska this week you are likely somewhere in the vicinity of one of the checkpoints for the Iditarod, the 1,049 mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome. Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Kathleen Valentine
I have to say up front that I only lasted about 100 pages into the book before giving up and that is *extremely* rare for me (although I did skim pages from that point to the end... Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Reading Mom
OK, I will admit that I have been very bad. I purchased Andre's book and let it sit for several months. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by lived9lives
IDITAROD - A Novel of the Greatest Race on Earth -
Reviewed by: Dr Benjamin Pittman
André Jute certainly wastes no time in... Read more
A while ago, I read something about the concept of 'setting as character'. I didn't understand it until I read `Iditarod' by Andre Jute. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Koala
What can I say? This book is an immense story. My finger nails are no more.
The Iditarod is a race across the Alaskan countryside of well over a thousand miles. Read more