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  • Paperback: 133 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books (Oct. 5 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811727254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811727259
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,423,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Curran works as a clinical psychologist and lives with his wife and two children in Berlin, Massachusetts.

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By Zain on Sept. 30 2003
Format: Paperback
The book, Canoe Trip, by David Curren, is a book about one man's quest to brave the wilderness. This is an awesome book for those of you who love the outdoors. if you are one who has been on solo missions or even adventures with your friends and want to gain more info on survival, than pickup a copy of this book. Mr. Curren, who works in a public school, is the type of guy, nobdy would expect to travel to Maine and brave the whitewater rapids of a river.
For those of you who dream of making a name for yourself, but don't quite know what to do, read an adventure book such as this and get inspired. Moose, cold, and an unforgiving river, could not stop this man Don't let skeptisizm stop you. If adventure and excitement are what you're into, read this book, reject fear as he did. It is an excellent piece. For those of you who have read it, you know what I mean.
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By marguerite on Sept. 25 2002
Format: Paperback
After reading Canoe Trip by Dave Curran, I was genuinely glad that I read the book. I initially decided to read it for summer reading at my high school and I know Dr. Curran personally (I have been seeing him for the past three years at school). After reading the first couple chapters, I had gained a new respect for him as a writer; he had clearly and informatively written his passages, in which he show a superior contol of language. He also integrated humor into his writing which made the book more enjoyable to read.
Although I am aware that Dave has a rich vocabulary and is well educted, I was suprised that he integrated excerpts from Thoreau, "Big Two Hearted River," and "To Build a Fire." I have read these in my AP english class and this made it possible to connect with the book on another level.
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By Steve on Sept. 25 2002
Format: Paperback
Canoe Trip is an exciting novel about David Curran's solo canoe expidition through the Maine wilderness. Along the way, he encounters a few dangers including harsh weather conditions, rough water, moose, and the ever-present mosquito. David likes to do the trip alone because it is easier the plan, and easier to concentrate on his surroundings. These elements combined make for a book that will take you along the ride with him.
You, the reader, will enjoy this book because for many of you, it will hit close to home. It's not like some other adventure stories where it takes place in the Amazon Jungles, or the Himalayian Mountains. No, this book takes place in Maine. This book is also very enjoyable because of its humor. It is laced in many parts of the stories. This is a must read for all of you "adventure junkees".
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Format: Paperback
This book is a must read for anyone who loves the outdoors, dangerou wildnerness adventures, or canoeing. It told the story of David Curran's trip down the Allagash River. The story explains what it feels like to be completely alone in nature's wrath, hundreds of miles away from civilization. Many people don't realize what be alone truely means, and take for granted the luxuries technology has offered us. This book gives you the feeling of actually being on the trip with him.
Overall, the book does carry some excitement, such when the moose nearly attacked him, but as for an action story, this isn't the book that fits that description. The entire book is mostly about his trip down the river. This is a short book, and a very good one. I reccomend this book, especially for nature lovers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shawn O'Reilly on Jan. 22 2015
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I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the story telling, expecting the typical canoe trip report of a passionate outdoorsman with poor writing skills. I never write book reviews, but David deserves credit for his efforts and I look forward to enjoying more of his books.
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The book, Canoe Trip by David Curran, was an adventurous tale of a man, alone, facing the elements of the North Woods of Maine.
In the book, he tells true life stories of confronting moose, living off the land, and even facing a slight case of hypothermia. I learned a lot from the story. I learned about the authors mental and physical struggles and how, I too, could survive in the insect-infested woods of Maine. His descriptive use of words and comic relief kept me intently reading throughout the book.
I recommend this book to anyone who's planning a trip to Maine or anyone who is looking for a good adventure story. David Curran's tales will keep you intently reading for hours. I hope he comes out with another book as soon as possible.
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