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Alive by Piers Paul Read
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Feb 24, 11

Read in February, 2011

I am haunted by this book! I can't stop thinking about the story and it has brought about a great deal of introspection. It has caused me to evaluate what is most important in my life, to think about how I might fare in a life threatening tragedy, and to consider to what extremes I might go to survive.

I appreciated the care that was taken by the author in describing some of the more unpleasant realities of the story. He didn't ignore them, but presented them in such a way that it wasn't uncomfortable to read about.

I also appreciated that he was able to present the good and bad characteristics of each of the indivduals in the story and how they interacted, and still leave you feeling a general feeling of compassion on all of them and a recognition of the bond that they created by sharing such a life altering experience.

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