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9 Classic Adventure Book Titles, Revised for Quarantine

A handful of classic reads whose titles might capture some of your feelings of these past few weeks

Here are a handful of adventure books whose titles might capture some of your feelings during these past few weeks. (Photo: Brendan Leonard)
Here are a handful of adventure books whose titles might capture some of your feelings during these past few weeks.

If you’re familiar with the Barkley Marathons at all (perhaps via one of the great documentaries about the race), you might remember this entertaining fact: instead of human-staffed checkpoints around the course or chip timing, runners have to tear a page out of a book to prove they’ve passed a certain spot. The titles of the books, chosen by charmingly sadistic Barkley founder Lazarus Lake, are humorously appropriate (or maybe inappropriate, depending on your sense of humor and masochism): What Did I Do Wrong?Doomed, You Can if You Think You Can, Damned, Where Do We Go from Here?, The Idiot, How to Survive and Grow Richer in the Tough Times Ahead, Undead and Unfinished, The Body in the Woods, et cetera. 

In the spirit of that idea, here are a handful of adventure books whose slightly altered titles might capture some of your feelings of these past few weeks. (A link to the real book is below each image, in case you’re curious.)

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Caught Inside, by Daniel Duane

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Endurance, by Alfred Lansing

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Conquistadors of the Useless, by Lionel Terray

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Microadventures, by Alastair Humphreys

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Alive, by Piers Paul Read

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place, by Aron Ralston

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Ascent into Hell, by Fergus White

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Adrift, by Steven Callahan

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Moods of Future Joys, by Alastair Humphreys

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Lead Photo: Brendan Leonard

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