127 Hours

127 Hours

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

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THE "EXTRAORDINARY" ( Booklist ) #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER--THE "HARROWING" ( The Washington Post ) SURVIVOR'S MEMOIR YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

Aron Ralston, an experienced twenty-seven-year-old outdoorsman, was on a day's solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an eight-hundred- pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one. On the fifth night, wracked by delirium and uncontrollable shivers, Aron scratched his epitaph into the rock wall, certain he would not see daylight.

Yet with the new morning came an epiphany: if he could use the rock's vise-like hold to break his arm bones, his blunted pocketknife could serve as a surgeon's blade. . . .
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2010, c2004
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781451617702
1451617704
Branch Call Number: 796.522092 Ralst 3567
Characteristics: xiii, 413 p. :,col. ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Ralston, Aron

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jesselapointe
Aug 11, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love how you can really feel his passion for the outdoors. Also, the honest way in which he relates his meditations while trapped in the cave. You should read this book if you enjoy the outdoors and/or sports because it's about pushing yourself and having a passion for life. I thought the film was good too.

carolynv Apr 04, 2012

This is an amazing, impossible-to-put-down story! If you love stories of people beating impossible odds, you'll love this one.

davidstahl Mar 12, 2012

This book describes the profound experience of a man who goes solo rock climbing and becomes trapped when a falling boulder pins his arm to a rock wall. This is more than a book about survival; it's a book about the psychological progressions of hope, anger, doubt, triumph, hopelessness, and victory. You really feel a part of Aron Ralston's struggle when reliving his accident in a Utah canyon. If you can get through the parts that make several people squeamish, this book is totally worth it.

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Aug 11, 2012

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