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I fell in love with the writer when I read this book, what more can I say.
I really appreciatd the author's writing style, but the protagonist's behavior -- as mirroring, shall we assume, the author's? -- was excruciating to observe. I once said the same thing to someone who turned out to be the author's father; fortunately, he agreed with me, and I wasn't as embarrassed as I could have been!I can't imagine reading his book on repeatedly failing to climb El Cap...
Duane narrates his obsession with climbing the Nose in Yosemite and his strange relationship with a new-age hippie girlfriend. A quick read that gives you a good idea of the physical and mental stress of outdoor climbing.
Amazing storytellingDaniel Duane has a way with words. Unpretentious and concise, he tells the story of his post college climbing years better than most. Highly recommend the book.
For a light, quick coming of age story, it was ok. I'm not recommending it, but I wouldn't avoid it, either. Especially if the subject matter appeals to you.
This was a good book, lots of familiar territory and some names I recognize. Surfing and Climbing, doesn't get much better.
reminded me of the days i tried confronting my fear of heights and tried climbing.