The Long Walk Book Review Summary

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The trek from Moscow to the upper India border lasted over eighteen months. Slav and his fellow escapees went through torturous degrees of human degradation. Through help and friendship, the men come together and make it out of the Russian prison camp to freedom. Over three thousand miles and harsh conditions made the going very tough.
These men crossed the Gobi dessert and the Himalayan Mountains and survived the frigid temperatures of the Siberian wilderness. Lice were a major problem to the men. Language barriers in Mongolia and Tibet were cumbersome. Slav and his companions had to rely on the kindness of strangers to provide them with a roof and food sometimes.

In the desert land of the Gobi, they went up to twelve days without drinking water, when they finally found liquid to drink, it was muddy and rancid, giving the men diarrhea. The men were toughened by the amount of grief they went through.
The review of this Book prepared by Sharla

This story was written by one man who with six other prisoners escaped from a Soviet prison camp in Siberia. They walked thousands of miles to escape through harsh wasteland. Half the group perished.
The review of this Book prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar
A story of one man and his seven companions escaping a Russian work prison and walking to freedom. The book covers their trek of over 3000 miles to India. This book is epic in scope even though it's only 240 pages long.
The review of this Book prepared by Anthony Harris

Josiah Schuller on 5/26/2016 7:08:40 PM says: The Long Walk is the thrilling true story about a Polish man escaping from prison. This man, Slavomir Rawicz, was sentenced for twenty-five years in Gulag Camp 303, barely 650 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. Then he, and a few trusted friends, secretly embark on a long journey for their right of freedom. Along the way, they were faced by breathtaking obstacles, including snow storms, deserts and mountains.

Logan Pelham on 10/29/2015 6:55:18 PM says: I love how the men formed relationships and bonds with each other. They did what they had to do to survive. I'm happy he was alive to tell his story and write this book. I absolutely fell in love with the book when I started reading the first few chapters. Everyone should read this book.

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Plot & Themes

Exploring/Searching...    -   desert Outdoors story    -   Yes Exploring:    -   trying to get home    -   surviving in outdoors Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia    -   India    -   China Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   falling off Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Misc setting    -   prison Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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