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Left for Dead by Beck Weathers
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Sep 09, 2008

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Read in September, 2008

Interesting insight into the writer's mind, less of a climbing book. In fact, the mountains become metaphors as well as literal challenges that we readers may recognise in dealing with purpose, depression, meaning. Weathers suffered in finding these but made it, perhaps a bit too glibly expressed in achieving a neat end, confusions eradicated, a mathematical conclusion wherein one may find peace with oneself and no longer be driven by
being defined 'externally, through goals and achievements and material possessions." But wea can all recognise the journey, and as ever be grateful to see beneath the differences of circumstance there are underlying human shapes and patterns to all of us.
Interesting multi-perspective structure to book.

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