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Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 31st 1994 by Graywolf Press (first published April 1994)
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Andrea Young
Feb 22, 2010 Andrea Young rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the writer when I read this book, what more can I say.
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Jul 29, 2016 Richard Kravitz rated it really liked it
This was a good book, lots of familiar territory and some names I recognize. Surfing and Climbing, doesn't get much better.
Charlie
Jun 13, 2014 Charlie rated it liked it
Another solid book by Duane.
Elizabeth
Feb 28, 2008 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
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...
Amy
Jul 15, 2007 Amy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: climbers
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.
Leslye
Apr 29, 2009 Leslye rated it liked it
reminded me of the days i tried confronting my fear of heights and tried climbing.
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