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Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship, Tragedy, and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2003


    This book is true literature. The authors discriptions are very visual. I could not put the book down. It is more than just an adventure book. It is a story of true intimacy,personal discovery and tragedy. Schooler opens himself to the reader as if he is sharing his personal intermost secrets to his closest friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2002

    Tribute to Michio

    This is a beautiful book. Every personal and public library would be enriched by a copy. I wish I could buy 1000 copies and donate them myself. The story is a deeply-felt, tragic tribute to the universal themes embodied by a single man, Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino, but more particularly, by a powerful friendship. The author explores the significance of human connection in all its painful and exhilarating manifestations. His landscape is not only the Alaskan frontier, but also the rifts, chasms, towers and summits of his own life. His treatment of both geographies is intense, humble, deft and intimate. This is a story of survival and triumph that is timeless and applicable to the life experience of everyone. This is a book of a lifetime that can change you for the better... if you let it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    If you love Alaska....

    Lynn Schooler captured my attention completely. His prose are so well written that I felt as though he were telling me the story. His descriptions are wonderful. The footnotes are informative and the story is a solid 5 stars. If you love Alaska this book will capture your attention and make you want to book a trip.

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