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Review: Desert Solitaire

User Review  - K - Goodreads

Between rants and downright honesty, spoken in the times, abbey builds a powerful story of life in the desert during his seasons in Arches. Moments of pure bliss and envy at his sense of freedom, release, and joy of the unknown. Read full review

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User Review  - Forgottendreamr - Goodreads

All right, all right. I'll quit my job and go live in there desert already. Read full review

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User Review  - Kem White - Goodreads

I so wanted to give this book 5-stars. And when Abbey describes the desert - rock, trees, wildlife, light - this book is absolutely 5+ stars. His exploration (Glen Canyon, The Maze, Tukuhnikivatz ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJ Lotus - Goodreads

So beautiful. Read full review

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User Review  - Johnny Worthen - Goodreads

Like an old friend reminding me of simpler times and better ideals, Desert Solitaire is a book I return to with some regularity in my life. A classic that spurned a movement and captures the essence of Utah's desert. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Paul - Goodreads

This book is one of the most powerful pieces of literature I have ever read. We should be intensely grateful for the beauty of the American West and do our best to preserve her Abbey is right to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

The first quarter/third of the book is pretty great and maintains a nice linear flow. Later on you lose the sense of where we are in the 3 years of the book, and Abbey's worse parts come out. Don't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathanael Myers - Goodreads

Craggy, tough, equal parts humor and a broody melancholy, often misanthropic--a good book. Read full review

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User Review  - Kyley - Goodreads

This book made me thirsty. Read full review

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User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

Desert Solitaire eludes consignment to a traditional genre, which makes it difficult to assess. It's a memoir, a field guide, and a public policy primer. Abbey writes poetry, transcribes bird songs ... Read full review

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