SibCode itibaren São Francisco, State of Minas Gerais, Brezilya
I'm torn between liking this story as an uplifting, though gory, tale of perseverance and the will to survive, and being turned off because it's the tale of a wanky dickhead who thinks he belongs in a PepsiMax commercial, does a lot of stupid things, and ultimately ends up rich and famous and lauded for it. Because, really, Ralston comes across like a shit. He recounts with unbridled glee the amount of stupid stunts he has pulled that not only endangered himself, but also endangered others who had to rescue him. And in some cases lost friends. So it's really hard to empathize with him - of course, you do to some degree, but at times I felt very detached from him. I felt more for scenes involving family and friends when they discovered he was missing. That being said, the scenes in the canyon where he is trapped are compelling. If there had been more focus on them instead of multiple flashbacks where he looks like a dick maybe I wouldn't have found myself reading this book with a grimace at times.
Sequel to Emily Windsnap.