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The Virgin and the Veteran
A prison break...an escaped convict lost in the backwoods of Tennessee. But who is that pursuing him? And who is his sidekick? Could this be the very "first" Barkley Marathons? The fugitive experiences the death-hold of the sawbriers of the infamous RatJaw, climbs the gut-sucking Little Hell, gets maddeningly lost in the fog, and has a face-off with his pursuer at the ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published January 30th 2011 by Createspace
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I picked up this book for two reasons - first off is that I'd like to participate in the Barkley Marathons and the author, a past Barkley runner, offered the proceeds up from the sale of this book to help Lazarus keep the race going. Second, I picked it up out of curiosity in regard to what someone who has competed in the marathons would write in response to it. The story itself is enjoyable, albeit not particularly introspective or challenging. If you're looking to burn an hour or two on a fun, ...more