Posts Tagged ‘book review’

  • Book Review: The Alchemy of Action by Doug Robinson

    Feb 16, 16 • 2300 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Books often inspire me more than the imagery or dialogue in a movie and I think it has to do with the fact that a book is more my speed. If a particular passage calls to me, I can re-read it; If I drift off whilst reading, I can come back in my own time;...

  • Review: Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold

    Dec 14, 15 • 2196 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Every sport has a Michael Jordan, the athlete whose fame stretches well beyond the playing field, and for climbing that person is Alex Honnold. Honnold, a 30-year-old climber hailing from Sacramento, California, has gained worldwide notoriety for his filmed...

  • Review: Of Love and Stone by Alan S. North

    Jun 16, 15 • 1589 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    There is something to be said about reading books written by rock climbers – they seem to consistently capture the true grit of life’s raw ingredients. With generous portions of adventure – often involving near death and/or bodily injury, large, chopped...

  • Book Review: Forget Me Not by Jennifer Lowe-Anker

    Jan 27, 14 • 4042 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    “The best climber is the one having the most fun.” Alex Lowe  This is a new column for The Climbing Zine, and a space we’ll use each issue to review a climbing related book, new or old, for our readers. For this issue the book is Forget Me Not, written...

  • Book Review: Snow Travel by Mike Zawaski

    Nov 10, 13 • 2022 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    “Learning is not a spectator sport.” -unknown I cannot remember the last time I reviewed a book, save for a high school literature class. Alas, I found the review of Snow Travel, written by Mike Zawaski, published by Mountaineer Books in 2012, to be worth...