Man in the Middle

Man in the Middle The Continental Divide Trail follows the Rocky Mountains up New Mexico Colorado Wyoming and Montana This is Illig s account of his hike Written in the best tradition of literary travel logs Illig

  • Title: Man in the Middle
  • Author: John Illig
  • ISBN: 9781934956106
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Continental Divide Trail follows the Rocky Mountains up New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana This is Illig s account of his hike Written in the best tradition of literary travel logs, Illig s narrative weaves a rich tapestry of trail culture, the people he meets and the Herculean efforts of Illig s own hiking accomplishment We not only get the details of how oThe Continental Divide Trail follows the Rocky Mountains up New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana This is Illig s account of his hike Written in the best tradition of literary travel logs, Illig s narrative weaves a rich tapestry of trail culture, the people he meets and the Herculean efforts of Illig s own hiking accomplishment We not only get the details of how one begins and executes a four month long through hike, but we get a sense of the author through the strong voice that runs throughout the book Peter Laurie

    One thought on “Man in the Middle”

    1. I tried to like this book but the hiking content just wasn't there; and unfortunately I found the author himself very unlikeable. Illig was a poor hiking companion and very demanding of other hikers on the trail. He reprimanded a stronger hiker for leaving him behind, yelling "I'm not qualified to be out here alone!" The hiker didn't know him and had assumed no responsibility for him. Illig attached himself to a group of three friends and proceeded to argue and alienate them for the entirety of [...]

    2. Out of Illig's 3 books, Man in the Middle was my least favorite. The amount of coaching and squash discussions nearly had me putting the book down, however, he's a talented writer. I did not read his books in order. I read Pacific Dream first and was impressed with what I felt was a memoir-style trail book. The writing was captivating. I could hardly put that book down. Pacific Dream got me to read his other two books though Man in the Middle is my least favorite. Too much whining and far too ma [...]

    3. A great read even for a non-hiker like me. Very real, very involving, it's reading at its best. Illig is a natural writer. Check out a sample at smashwords if you want to see for yourself.

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