“Awesome survival story!
The only problem I had with this book is that he puts flashbacks of his past expeditions in with his extraordinary survival story (which is the main story of the book), and even though a couple of them are entertaining and even funny at some points, they're mostly just way too detailed and boring (at least for those readers that don't understand anything about rock climbing/mountaineering). But like I said, the main story of this book is very good and intense (and true).
Like a lot of people have said, Aron comes off as kind of a narcissist/jerk and it's true at first, but you can tell he's a completely different person after escaping that slot canyon. He even admits in the book that he really was full of himself, and that he was somewhat sorry for some of his actions/choices/egotism (not in those exact words, but that's the impression I picked up on). I saw his interview on Jay Leno and he seemed like a really humble guy.
His accident has been turned into a movie called '127 Hours' and I can't wait to see it now that I've read the book.”
Tim M wrote this review Thursday, January 6, 2011.