Desert Solitaire

Started by Phil_Slater, February 22, 2004, 17:15:49 pm

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Has anyone read this book by Edward Abbey?

I've been reading it on and off for the last couple of months and I'm just a little over half way through. I've found it strangely hard going.

When I'm reading it, I can't put it down, but when I'm not reading it, I can't bring myself to pick it up.

I suspect it's a good book, but I don't think I will know for sure until I get to the end!



Check out the 'Turn the page' forum below. Maybe you can start up the topic there?


Nope, not familiar with the book or the author.

What's it all about - Alfie?


It's an autobiographical, philosophical account of a year as a national park ranger in the Arches National Park in eastern Utah.

The reason I mentioned it hear was that there are many references to the author, Edward Abbey, his life and his literary work in Neil Peart's Ghost Rider. In fact Neil has called one of the chapters of GR 'Desert Solitaire'.

Thought it might strike a chord here!!

Oh, I apologise for placing this topic in the chat forum. I'm not too familiar with this site yet. Actually, though, it should really be in non-fiction. Not to worry.

Phil   ....sorry, Alfie! ;)


Sounds interesting, maybe I should check it out sometime...
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