The story line follows characters on the fringe of American life; the outcasts. Some of these people deserve to be where they are and some, not so much. It's an interesting dilemma in our society that we tend to shelve and ignore. This book is very well written, read and has much to ponder.
This book is not "heavy" or difficult to read in spite of its topic.
Brilliant reading by Rhind-Tutt. I won't spoil the plot twist but will say that he reads this with a fine knowledge of accents- American, Baaston, New Yark, Australian and British. At first I was irritated by it but it's a valid part of the plot.
Read on- it's worth it!
This was a fun book- in the style of A. Conan Doyle. Well read and crafted
Mountain climbers have always amazed me- Years ago I read _Annapurna_ by Maurice Herzog and considered it a self-inflicted horror story. This is, thankfully, shorter.
At first I was ready to set this one aside, then I got hooked. This is a surreal view of Hell. I have always thought that, if there is a Hell, it's probably tailored to the individual.
This book deals with people at the cusp of anthropology as a science. Anthropologists moved from measuring Indigenous people's heads and watching from a distance to moving into the village and inserting one's self into the culture to understand it. While there are issues with both approaches, the cultural view is far more informative.
The readers are fantastic - the comment made elsewhere on this page about Simon Vance is way off- he's great and always a great voice of his character.
This is a great read!
T.S is, as always, a great reader- Sometimes I choose a book just because he's reading. He has yet to read a bad one.
The book builds slowly and evenly a great story with some wonderful characters. Some of the characters are from a time that is past and missed today.
If you have ever watched a romance/thriller movie or read such a book you know the plot and every turn and twist. ...and all the world's problems are solved at the end.
The writing style is not prose and yet not poetry so it fails on both fronts. Interesting Dystopian situation, fun that it takes place in Colorado and some on the Western Slope.
It takes way too long to work though so small a story.
This is an amazing book- full of stories that dovetail into the main plot. Much to think about!
I was not as interested in his imaginary "best" and "worst" trips- bit his actual trip was a fantastic read!
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