Book Selection for March: Desert Solitaire

Desert SolitaireAt this point, you may be asking "what happened to the selection for February?" I know I had originally said that we would review/discuss 'Scorched Earth' in mid-February. It's been a very busy month for me away from Park Remark. The good news is that I have nearly completed the book, and promise to have it reviewed here before March rolls around.

So, speaking of March, I thought we would read a book that many of you are probably already familiar with. Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire. The book is non-fiction, and was originally published in 1968. Here is the description from Wikipedia:
Centered around the author's activities as a park ranger at Arches National Monument (now National Park), Abbey is part storyteller, part anarchist philosopher, part liberal humanist, part crank. The book is often compared to Thoreau's Walden. The book is a series of vignettes about various aspects of his work as a park ranger in the desert southwest, ranging from a polemic against development and excessive tourism in the National Parks, to a story of working with a search and rescue team to pull a dead body out of the desert, to stories of river running, his view of Mormonism, the social life in and around Moab, Utah, and more.
I'll post my review, and we can discuss the book at the end of March. If you don't already own a copy, as of this post, there are at least 20 paperback copies available used on Amazon.com for under $5. More buying choices: