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Name me some books about people living in isolation, isolated areas, living alone.

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sarahmarvelous
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
My side of the mountain.
peregrin8
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Robinson Crusoe.
Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Into the Wild.
The Swiss Family Robinson.
probably lots of things by Jack London.

COLONIC DUALITY???
snidegrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
It's a running book club joke based on... honestly who even knows any more, but partly on Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.

This is the second time Robinson Crusoe has come up for me lately... I think I need to read it.
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wasabi_poptart
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
snidegrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Definitely liked that one, but not as much as the mormontastic one!
judithiscariot
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Julie of the Wolves
Incident on Hawk's Hill
traceracer
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
While not about "living" in an isolated area, but "vacationing" in one.. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood.
I love "overusing" quotation "marks" on a "regular" basis.
angela_la_la
Nov. 3rd, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Then I'm "sure" you've seen "this one".

Book recs: reading This Cold Heaven and Left Hand of Darkness has become a yearly winter ritual when the nights are very short. Neither of them is about total isolation, but rather the bonds created between people in a desolate or harsh environment. (Hey, I'd never managed to put into words before why I like both!) More when I think of them.
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paleotheist
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
That must have been before all the sex, because that's what really stood out in that book. The rest was kinda boring.
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rshackleford
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretel Ehrlich
rakin
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Any zombie book? :)
cheetahmaster
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
A surprising number are actually about the community of survivors, and not really about the isolation.
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examorata
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Unless you need a nap, in that case, Walden away!
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noralita
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
that one about Nova Scotia. Cold. Something. Won a prize. Loved it after avoiding it for yrs. AHA! The Shipping News! E. Annie Proulx. Technically he has a daughter, but he's an odd bird and meets another one. I think.
snidegrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
It appears that much literature about isolation also involves being cold.
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snidegrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, have you read it? Any comments?
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examorata
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Not a book but a short story, Stephen King's "The Reach" is about a very isolated island off the coast of (you guessed it!) Maine. It is also about aging and dying. It's very powerful.
snidegrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Might I borrow a copy?
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mistervimes
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Never Cry Wolf
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nightgarden
Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
If novellas count, "Echo" by Elizabeth Hand.
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