As a runner and marathoner, I found this book to be both enjoyable and inspirational. Dean is not the fastest or the best - he is just a man with an extreme passion for running. With that passion, he takes the reader on his journey into the world of ultramarathoning. If you are a runner you will most likely enjoy this story.
The transformation from a working stiff to a running madman.
As a runner I found this book to be an excellent source of motivation. Whenever my runs became challenging, I would simply evoke the though of "what would Dean do?"
Bill Bryson's style is one of guided exploration into the topic. One of my favorite books of all time was "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and this book pretty much follows that format. The topic is a bit odd, but the guided tour is a both entertaining and enjoyable.
This is one of those humor-Sci-Fi stories that is a fun read and a good way to spend some free time. I typically prefer some hardcore Sci-Fi, but this story was a good break and did make me chuckle a couple of times.
Love the sheep. That did come out the way I meant.
Every now and then you read a book that is different in a good way. This is one of those books. A mystery with a strong Sci-Fi element that takes you an a trail of discovery that ends in a bizarre twist.
A building is not always just a building - and the discovery of all of the elements of the mystery is a fascinating adventure.
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