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Read Deathwatch doc ↠ Hardcover ï An exciting novel of suspense based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price Horn Book An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award A New York Times Outstanding Book An exciting novel of suspense based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical busin Robb White Deathwatch Doubleday 1972When I was a kid say from about three years old until high school I did a lot rereading than I do now In fact there were some books I read and re read so much that I ended up having to buy copies to replace those I'd worn down I think everyone does this with a kids' picture book or two but there were three novels I did it with in fifth and sixth grade One of them was Wilson Rawls' Where the Red Fern Grows I think I went through three copies of that one The other two were by Robb White and they were Up Periscope and Deathwatch When you're ten years old this is just about the best thing ever When you're thirty nine not so much but it didn't lose nearly as much impact as I expected it to reading it all these years laterThe story a local boy named Ben looking to make money for college offers to escort a city dweller named Madec on a bighorn hunt As the book opens Madec claims to see horns over a ridge Ben doesn't Madec takes the shot anyway When they get there and find out when Madec really shot the two get into the kind of argument that has Madec forcing Ben to try and survive in the desert with no clothing no food and no waterIt's the little details that give White's writing the power it has Even all these years later I still remembered the smeared lipstick passage with almost perfect clarity and the “bird guano” passages This was my first exposure to the word “guano” and I had to look it up The story definitely pushes the limits of disbelief a dehydrated hallucinating Ben is capable of pulling off physical feats that would try the abilities of an athlete in a number of passages but the pacing the character development impressive that other characters get development when Ben takes center stage most of the time and description are dead on I'm not uite as obsessed with it as I was when I was ten but it's still a cracking good read

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Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year New York Public Library Books for the Teen A WOWThought of the Short story about how a man is hunter and he hunts people The Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell and the various movies that have been made off of this themeEasily sucked into and entrappedSurvival at its bestGreat thing is man who doesn't panic and thinks problem solves will win

Robb White ☆ Deathwatch reader

DeathwatchEss tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price Horn Book An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults Edgar I'm interested to see how my seventh and eighth grade students will react to this book in 2013 2014 It was written in the 70s and the last time I read it was in the 90s when it was assigned reading for eighth grade English students in my fieldwork school For fans of survival stories most of my current students would think of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet I think this one will still work even though there is not a cell phone to be seen in it When Ben takes cold scheming California businessman Madec into the desert to hunt a bighorn sheep he ends up 45 miles from the nearest town naked without food or water and at the end of Madec's358 Magnum If it were a story merely about surviving the heat without dehydrating and finding food and shelter it would be interesting but the addition of being hunted adds significantly to the suspense and there is that Ben must endure beyond surviving adverse conditions and being hunted I mostly liked the story but there are a few spots where the action lags most notably at the beginning of the book where White describes the geologic and evolutionary history of the desert in a bit detail than is necessary and I admit to wondering how creationists would respond to the timeline presented here and there are a few descriptions of how Ben climbs a butte that I cannot uite visualize