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Topic: I am a sucker for plane crash survival stories also

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Subject: I am a sucker for plane crash survival stories also
Date Posted: 2/9/2009 10:03 AM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2008
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I am a sucker for plane crash/survival in the  wilderness stories also!

Hard to believe anyone else is interested in them as well.

I am now looking for the book "Two Alone" does anyone have it for sale or trade.  Can I get a review of what it is about in general.

If anyone can think of anything similar I'd be interested in  the recomendation.

Harold Wayne Hamlin

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Date Posted: 2/11/2009 6:57 AM ET
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Towards the end of Into the Wild, the author Jon Krakauer departed from the main story to tell of his own account of being stranded in the snow and ice somewhere---I cannot recall if it was due to a plane crash, but it was definitely his story of struggling to survive.  And frankly, I thought it was far more interesting than the main story, and the best part of the book!

ETA:  I just realized this is in the Westerns thread.  And of course Into the Wild is not a Western!!



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Subject: I am a slow learner
Date Posted: 2/19/2009 10:37 AM ET
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If fact, I spent the first 40 years of my 43 years of marriage trying to prove to my wife I am not stupid.

I am still learning how the forums work.  I waas replying to a previous post on the western section and did nnot and still do not know how to reply to a post from one area to another area of the boards.

My main interest are survival and survial type of stories dealing with man against nature OR prehistoric stories that are based to at least a small extent on reality.  I have read and enjoyed to some extent the SF Fantacy stuff.  I tend to steer away from magic and such because with magic the wirter does not have to be logicial, poof, and the hero is out of any trouble he or she might be in.  It is harder to write a story dealing with more real situations.

Now understand, I enjoy a good story where ever I find it.  I am just saying that unless someone recommends and reviews a book they enjoyed, I tend to steer away.

Do you enjoy or can you recommend other survival type of stories.

later

wayne