by Lance Weller
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Wilderness 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wilderness is an exciting story about Abel Truman, a brave Civil War veteran, and his dog. Abel lives in Washington and wishes to make a final journey across the Olympic Mountains. The book is very difficult to get into because the detail is so great; it is difficult to get past each scene. Lance Weller will write a page in great detail about a tree he found in the woods. It is almost annoying at some points because you just want to get to the story. Overall, the story line is great because of the inspiration. Abel is an extremely inspiring man throughout the entire story. The sentences are extremely long and challenging. Along with a plot that slowly develops, it can be tough to read. When reading this book you need to keep reading and push through the beginning part. Also, the book goes back and forth between background of Abel and the actual story, so it does get confusing.  
Dawn Neumann More than 1 year ago
this book was beautifully written.  I am from the Pacific Northwest and could see the moss on the nurse log and fee the moist air.  The sceens from the civil war gave me another, I feel, more realistic view of what it must have been like during that time of poor fire arms and even poorer health care.  
TrailWanderer More than 1 year ago
I have always appreciated authors who can vividly describe a wilderness setting in a way that makes me appreciate the beauty of the area even more than fine photo.  This book is about pain, regret and redemption.  Really quite inspiring.  Well worth your time.  If you like Charles Frazier or if you enjoy the way Cormac McCarthy describes a landscape, you will really like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s difficult, but for the person that pushes through it, amazing! “If you like sentences that, due to a multitude of adjectives and adverbs, go on for five or six lines, this is the book for you.” This book is difficult to read because of the strong vocab and description. The book can go on and be very boring, but as long as you follow the story so many incredible lessons and stories come out of Abel. The read is very slow but, if you are good at understanding difficult texts this book is amazing. I can’t stress enough that this book is amazing yet it is very difficult. This book has a lot of power struggles and through the Marxist lens you can understand these power changes. The dog always obeys Abel, Abel often fought with other men during the war over power. Abel fought to establish right from wrong and changed power many times throughout the book.  If I had to recommend this book for someone I would definitely recommend it to advanced male readers that are interested in slavery, history, and war. The book is difficult to read and its Lexile level we estimated to be 950-1100 because of the vocab and sentence structure. The book has a lot of war and slavery in the plot so if that interests you, read it and don’t give up on it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book . Well defined good verses evil. I loved Abel and his difficult life broke my heart. He never gives up hope and his love for his dog is sweet.
Rmykins More than 1 year ago
Amazingly detailed, loved this book. This is the next great American novel. An instant classic. Well worth the time to read with intensity.
new-hampshire-reader More than 1 year ago
Even though I have just started this book, I am finding it very difficult to read. The author seems to take great pains to make his writing lyrical, using unfamiliar words - his writing almost seems forced to me. So far I have had a difficult time even following who is who. So at 75 pages out of 250+ pages, I am not sure if I can continue to read it. I read to relax and enjoy a book, and this book does not do either for me.
Fonti More than 1 year ago
Amazing book
StitcherAA More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into it because of the switching from past to present. It was, however, worth the struggle. Very good, if you like history. Descriptions were amazing. Plot took a bit to materialize but it was just plain GOOD.
JalFL More than 1 year ago
I liked it! Very well written. Actually bought it for my hubby, but ended up reading it myself. It was just intriguing , keep me interested and wanting to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Beautifully written and poignant. It describes the horror of the civil war, man's inhumanity to man and the compassion and love of which man is also capable. Hard to put down.
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Might pick it up again sometime later, but not now
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You were a pretty wild kit. All you did was suckle and sleep. But when you were four moons... you ran out the nursery wanting to play and saw some kits plaaying mossball. But then a leaf flutters past you. <p> &starf If you choose to follow the leaf, go to next res. <p> &starf If you choose to play with the kits, go to play with me res one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Volunteer at your VA hospital protest the wars all and any if you ckaim to be christuan remember The not kill clause only one not reversible might look up a Friends Meeting or Mennonite Meeting donate the moneyto lical foid oabtry instead