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Gorilla Monsoon
John Long

John "Largo" Long is an almost larger than life pioneer in the Yosemite rock climbing and Joshua Tree bouldering communities of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also an extremely creative and interesting writer. One of the best things about this book is that it is inundated with humorous touches and is often hysterically funny. The stories he tells in this book, most of them true or at least with a kernel of truth in those that are larger than life, are always interesting. While the stories here rarely touch on climbing, they demonstrate a consistent philosophy of an adventurer at heart -- someone who lives his experiences to the fullest. Through his writing, he shows that he truly cares about the environment where his adventures take place; even though his experiences exploring prehistoric cultures in Malaysia seem to show a bit of disrespect to the cultures he is interfering with, I always sensed that he was respectful of the people around him.



Related Books

bullet Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer At The End Of His Rope; Peter Austen
bullet The Burgess Book of Lies; Adrian Burgess and Alan Burgess
bullet Rock Jocks, Wall Rats and Hang Dogs: Rock Climbing on the Edge of Reality; John Long  Read Review
bullet The Games Climbers Play; Jim Perrin
bullet Mirrors in the Cliffs (Games Climbers Play, Vol. 2); Jim Perrin
bullet Stories Off the Wall; John Roskelley
bullet Sherman Exposed: Slightly Censored Climbing Stories; John Sherman  Read Review
bullet Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber; Mark Twight   Read Review
bulletRock Prints; Greg Epperson  Read Review

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