Authors Style: Through out the book Aron Ralston uses many different style techniques. Such as using complicated vocabulary to describe intense situations, and to challenge the reader. Also through out the book the chapters alternate between flashbacks of Aron's previous adventures to the main story line of the book. Another style technique that Aron uses often is using highly descriptive words to establish a base mood for the chapter.
Vocabulary: Ennui- Bored Futile- no result Tourniquet- bandage to stop blood flow masochism- sexual pleasure from pain exasperated- greatly annoyed morose-ill humor
Connections: In the book Aron has to sacrifice a lot in order to survive. I never had to make a life or death decision, but I had to sacrifice a lot for the greater good. For example this year, my transition year from junior high to high school. I had to give up sports in order to peruse my education.
Rating: The book over all gets a 3/5, because the book is not meant for everybody. The book is good, and it teaches the reader a lot of good and valuable life lessons, but when the wrong type of reader reads the book they might look over the good, and focus on the bad.