David Fletcher Message Board
Ginny States posts on 7/20/2010 10:27:52 PM
I have Copy number 39 of 60 authorized and signed by the author for distribution by First Editions Limited. Interested?
Jo Ann posts on 12/30/2008 9:20:26 AM
I began reading this book believing it to be a true story and at first it came off that way.....but not for long. My doubts come into play as soon as the bear enters the story. The only thing I disagree with is the fact that it is hailed as a 'true' story. If you would only admit it to be a work of fiction...then it would have been more enjoyable. But to claim it as true is an insult to my intelligence. It became harder and harder to read under this light because I could no longer see it other than a work of fiction. Be honest. If it was labled as 'fiction', it would have been more enjoyable. To be called a true story is an insult to my intelligence.
Sho Gunn posts on 12/6/2005 1:02:31 PM
Although I found the hallowing tale riveting, I agree with David Fletcher's (the critic not author) analysis of the book.
Does anyone know if anyone has verified the author's story? Meaning...has someone actually gone to the site by way of helicopter to where the bear was purportedly killed to validate the carcass? Did they find the dead cub to confirm Mr. Fletcher's "accidental" slaughtering? Also, has someone seen this Ice Palace to confirm the story? I would be most interested to know if anyone has info pertaining to the facts of the author's story.
Terry Smith posts on 6/30/2005 2:44:09 PM
I just finished David Fletcher's book, and I have to agree with the previous reviewer's review that Mr. Fletcher acted very irresponsible in this venture. Although I know little about climbing and bear behavior, it seemed like he made many mistakes. My first impression was why would he hike alone in such conditions. That was amazing in itself and killing the bear club was very stupid and impulsive action. I don't blame Scarface for going after him. I actually started sympathizing with the bear! Like the other reviewer, I thought the bear should have caught him!!! It was just coincidence that it didn't.
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