Saturday, July 7, 2012

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Aron Ralston  354 p.

           This is the biography of Aron Ralston, the man who cut his hand off when trapped by a boulder in a slot canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. This is the same story the movie 127 Hours is based. It was an intense description of what he went through and interspersed with other nature experiences he had had before, most of which were other near death experiences. It was an interesting story and I learned some things I didn't know about the story from the news and interviews. One of the most interesting parts was not his first person account of his ordeal, but his third person account of the rescue effort by his parents, police, friends, and the states' and National Parks Service. I even recently spoke with a former park ranger who had a hand in the search for him, though that park ranger wasn't mentioned in this. Before the end of this book I knew I would not want to be friends with Ralston.

The cover was mostly blue.

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