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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    Good for Lovers of Survival Stories, but...

    Let me start off by saying that I had to read this book for a summer reading assignment for school, so therefore it was not my choice of book. I am not the type to ordinarily pick up a book about surviving in nature, so I may not be the fairest reviewer in the world, but I thought I ought to offer my input.
    I found the writing in this book to be very descriptive, so kudos to the author for that. BUT-the story dragged on and on endlessly. it seemed to be just a series of life threatening events, one after another, all ending in the same fashion--the author was shaken up, somewhat injured, but managed to come out all right. I understand that this is a true story and to embellish upon the facts would be wrong, but I, personally, would have found the book far more interesting if it focused on other aspects of the Iditarod rather than just the physical obstacles and triumphs.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    I did not like it

    *spoiler alert* I read this book because of the book club I am in. I had a hard time getting through it because I felt the guy was so stupid. I was amazed he even finished the race, let alone lived. Some of the things he claims to have seen I wonder if it was not sleep deprivation playing tricks with his mind. It sounded like it would be good, but it wasn't as good as it appeared it would be. I would like to read a book about the Iditerod that is written by someone who knew what they were doing. That would be interesting. I do however admire his will and determination, I would have not tolerated a tenth of what he endured before I quit.

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