Sarah's Reviews > Walking Home: A Traveler in the Alaskan Wilderness, a Journey into the Human Heart

Walking Home by Lynn Schooler
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Apr 15, 2012

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bookshelves: environment-animals, memoir-biography

My Review: Let me start by saying that this book isn’t bad. In fact, it’s filled with truly fascinating information about the history of Alaska, action-packed stories of fearless, long-ago explorers, and the chronicles of Schooler’s once in a lifetime trek. But for an alone-in-the-wilderness memoir, this book was surprisingly bland and anticlimactic. With the exception of a brief (albeit terrifying) bear encounter toward the end, most of Schooler’s reflections were actually a bit mundane.

Though I wasn’t particularly impressed by the half baked revelations Schooler experienced alone in the rough Alaskan wilderness, I did discover a lot about the voracious appetite of the Lituya Bay and the evolution of human existence amid Alaska’s ever-changing environment. Luckily for Schooler, I’m an enormous nerd- the history channel-esque overload was more than enough to keep my fingers flipping pages for hours on end. Nice save, Mr. Schooler. Nice save.

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