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Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
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Mar 07, 07

Recommended for: Anyone who loves the outdoors and longs to be there instead of here
Read in June, 2000

This was my first Edward Abbey book. I read it while spending a somewhat lonely and isolatory summer conducting a reasearch project at my undergraduate school. After I read this book, I proceeded to clean out the library's entire collection of Abbey books. Abbey was completely irreverant, arrogant, and self-obsessed at times, and I love him. For anyone who's ever dreamed of escaping real life for a while and living all alone in the desert, this is the book for you. Well, because that's what Abbey did.
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Adrienne Beatty Very well said. Thank you! I am reading it, and though at the same time I NEVER want to finish Desert Solitaire, I cannot wait to read all his other works. We are all imperfect, all hypocrites at times, I love Edward Abbey's brutal human honesty, saying mean things in writing that most people just whisper behind each other's backs. I wish I could have camped one night near his trailer and rambled on deep into the night about all of this life's beauties and uglinesses.


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