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User Review  - Carmenere - LibraryThing

"The desert says nothing. Completely passive, acted upon but never acting, the desert lies there like the bare skeleton of Being, spare, sparse, austere, utterly worthless, inviting not love but ... Read full review

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User Review  - mldavis2 - LibraryThing

Abbey was a desert nature lover and outspoken curmudgeon on most other topics. He had an M.S. in philosophy and, like Thoreau, lots of time to explore and think during several years working in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - YogiABB - LibraryThing

"Desert Solitaire" published in 1968 is a nonfiction work by Edward Abbey mainly describing his work as a seasonal Park Ranger at Arches National Park in Utah in the 1950's. It is considered a classic ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

In this novel of the modern west, an old fashioned cowboy finds himself at odds with modern society. This book is a stark look at the decisions people make, and how those decisions lead to tragedy. Read full review

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User Review  - EvalineAuerbach - LibraryThing

One of the few Abbey books made into a movie: "Lonely are the Brave," this is indeed, a parable of the cowboy in the American west today. Sold by ELBOE along with the movie on tape. Read full review

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User Review  - drjvrichardsonjr - LibraryThing

The author must have been an English major: in the first thirty pages, I encounter the following words new to me: demesne, gelid, pismires, and usufructuary. A strong condemnation of industrial tourism in "the most beautiful place on earth"--Arches National Monument in 1967. Read full review

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User Review  - TakeItOrLeaveIt - LibraryThing

Edward Abbey is basically the sober version of Hunter S. Thompson. However, instead of drug expertise and counter-culture, Abbey understands the recreational park system and the state of Native ... Read full review

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User Review  - kellymaliawilliams - LibraryThing

Wonderful memoir by the quintessential ecology author, Edward Abbey, of his time in the starkly beautiful Arches National Monument Read full review

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User Review  - dgrayson - LibraryThing

It contains great vivid imagery of the southwest desert and arches national monument. The narrator is quite a character. Read full review


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