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Reviews for Between a Rock and a Hard Place Average Rating = 3.40/5 Average Rating : 3.40 out of 5

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Great book 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: skidawg, 2007-05-19


I'm not very big into reading at all, but I really enjoyed this book. The writing style, and structure are very well done. There are gripping parts, and humorous parts as well...highly recommend.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: shouldbeworking, 2005-07-13


Overall- Aron comes off as a real dick in this book; arrogant, thoughtless, and self-absorbed. It is all in the writing/narrative style, though. I mean, this guy CUT HIS OWN ARM OFF TO SAVE HIS LIFE-I'd hope there was more to him than the book reveals. Interestingly enough, I saw the Tom Brokaw special where he interviews Aron- and they return to the canyon to repeat and re-enact his ordeal, and he comes off as intelligent, humble, and much more as the sort of "quiet superman" you'd expect from the details, rather than his unfortuntely poor recounting, of the story.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: bassmasta, 2005-07-02


good story but i still think the guy was retarted i mean seriously, who goes on a solo climbing/hiking trip and tells NO ONE where he would be. he also tried to scare away a bear by yelling and throwing rocks at it. but im glad he came out of it to climb another day.

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: bustloose, 2005-05-24


You don't rate a 'drama in real life' book on the story, you rate it on the quality of writing. after having waded through this tripe, it would appear to me that Mr. Rolston could have done with an editor who had more than a Grade 10 reading level. The style is ponderous and unfocused, and sufferes from tremendous overdetailing. The reader really doesn't care about what brand of jacket the random hiking girls were wearing.

While Aron may be a reckless mountaineer, a tough SOB, and remarkably fortunate, he is far from a writer. I was trememdously disappointed with the way this book was written.

wait for the inevitable movie release.

phil.

Review 0 out of 5 stars

Review by: cliffhanger9, 2004-10-18


this is a test review - will post the real review when i finish the book. on page 3.

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