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Alive On October 12, 1972, A Plane Carrying A Team Of Young Rugby Players Crashed Into The Remote, Snow Peaked Andes Out Of The Forty Five Original Passengers And Crew, Only Sixteen Made It Off The Mountain Alive For Ten Excruciating Weeks They Suffered Deprivations Beyond Imagining, Confronting Nature Head On At Its Most Furious And Inhospitable And To Survive, They Were Forced To Do What Would Have Once Been Unthinkable This Is Their Story One Of The Most Astonishing True Adventures Of The Twentieth Century.


10 thoughts on “Alive

  1. says:

    i read this when i was 14 totally scandalized.three months later i still couldn t sit in a chair without wondering what my own asscheeks would taste like if i ate them sashimi style.


  2. says:

    The survivors had neither sensationalized nor sentimentalized their own experience and it seemed important for me to tell the reader what they had told me in the same matter of fact manner Piers Paul Read I remember watching the film adaptation of this book when I was quite young, and being so impressed with the resilience of the human spirit, and the desire to live This book surpassed the film, because Read did such a great job of involving the reader in the whole ordeal, including t...


  3. says:

    In October of 1972, a chartered plane carrying 45 passengers and crew left Uruguay to travel to Chile A majority of the passengers were made up of young men who were part of an amateur rugby team going to Chile for a game Others included family and friends Over the rugged Andes, the pilot made a fatal error, and the plane crashed into the side of a mountain, flinging parts of the tail section, fuselage, wing, rudder and even some passengers out over the desolate landscape The survivors were, In October of 1972, a chartered plane carrying 45 passengers and crew left Uruguay to travel to Chile A majority of the passengers were made up of young men who were part of an amateur r...


  4. says:

    I was a little obsessed with the movie Survive , the first version of this story when I was a young girl while my younger brother was appalled I ve also seen documentaries and the newer version of the movie Alive in the 90s Now, finally I ve read the book I m glad I did What a shocking story of survival, courage, endurance, and spirituality This book is tragic but uplifting in many ways as the ordeal in the mountain had changed their attitude towards lifeleft only with what they tr I was a little obsessed with the movie Survive , the first version of this story when I was a young girl while my younger brother was appalled I ve also seen documentaries and the newer version of the movie Alive in the 90s ...


  5. says:

    Not gonna lie I read this book because I wanted to read about how they ate the people That is what hooked everyone to this story, isn t it I saw the movie to see how they ate the people It s what everyone remembers and why we remember the Donner party all these years later Dude, they ATE THE PEOPLE In the book, they had already eaten ...


  6. says:

    I read this when it first came out in PB, so many years ago, mid 70 s I d give it 5 stars because I still remember it so clearly, but I never wanted to re read it It was well done, but pretty gruesome Stranded for 10 weeks with not much else to eat but dead passengers some of them team mates injured, cold They tried a number of things, but finally 2 of them managed to walk out get help It s one of the most incredible stories of survival I ve ever read.I wondered what happened I read this when it first came out in PB, so many years ago, mid 70 s I d give it 5 stars because I st...


  7. says:

    Haunting, haunting book I read this too long ago to give a proper review but the account itself has stayed with me for years Amazing story of survival against incredible odds Not for the faint hearted but ...


  8. says:

    The story itself is rather astounding after a plane crash high in the Andes, which killed most on board and a subsequent avalanche which killed, the remaining survivors lived for ten weeks on melted snow, human flesh and organs of the deceased and bone marrow and even intestinal contents, squeezed out and almost certainly would have died had not two of them climbed out of the Andes and found a neighboring valley and other humans, a trip which itself took ten days Read competed with o The story itself is rather astounding after a plane crash high in the Andes, which killed most on board and a subsequent avalanche which killed, the remaining survivors lived for ten weeks on melted snow, human flesh and organs of the deceased and bone marrow and even intestinal contents, squeezed out and almost certainly would have died had not two of them climbed out of the Andes and found a neighboring valley and other humans, a trip which itself took ten days Read competed with other,well known writers, including Gay Talese, for the story he thinks his youth, his Englishness, and above all his Roman Catholic faith was what got him the job Most of the survivors were deeply Catholic and had overcome their resistance to anthropophagy by comparing it to the sacrament of Communion There are fascinating details sprinkled throughout, such as what such a diet will do to you a bad combination of severe constipation and diarrhea , and the survivors wondering whether they ought to hide the partly e...


  9. says:

    I purchased this book looking for the facts and an account of the Fairchild Andes crash What I got was an account, religiously biased, lacking certain facts when needed.Most of the passengers on the plane were related by being part of or supporting the football team of a religious institution So of course prayer and the talk of miracles would turn up But when selecting a writing to tell the story th...


  10. says:

    Wow, what an incredible story I had seen the movie a while back and thought I knew what happened, but the movie doesn t depict half of what went on up there in the Andes And the characters and their thoughts and struggles during their 70 days out there is very intense Along with what really happened from the parent s point of view with trying to get the gov t to send search and rescue people out, because nobody believed there could be anyone still alive, much less 16 of them And what the pa Wow, what an incredible story I had seen the movie a while back and thought I knew what happened, but the movie doesn t depict half of what went on up there in the Andes And the characters and their thoughts an...


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