"Inside Passage provides a fine vicarious adventure for readers who cherish the wilderness." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Modzelewski ingeniously expresses his joy in solitude, snow storms, stars, and interactions with animals. Writing an alone-in-the-wilderness book is becoming almost a rite of passage... an interesting reflection of our times." -- Booklist

"Michael Modzelewski lived the Great White north fantasy most only dream about. Inside Passage is a fascinating book that blends adventure, natural history, and mysticism." -- the Vancouver Sun

"Inside Passage offers a rare glimpse of wildlife and humanity in tandem." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"A magnificent book, in which Michael performed the white man's equivalent of the Native American's Vision Quest." -- Sonoma Index Tribune

"Modzelewski writes with the disciplined eye of a poet yet occasionally runs wild with the enthusiasm of a lover finding the Eden of his dreams. Inside Passage provides the reader with multi-layered adventures... A must for all who love the wilderness." -- Wilderness Trails magazine

"The closest I've come to adventure is writing songs for such films as ‘The Poseidon Adventure'. But after reading Michael Modzelewski's magnificent book, Inside Passage, I felt a desire to experience new environments and faraway places firsthand. Modzelewski's brilliant vignettes and characterizations catapult a reader into the center of his experiences." -- Joel Hirshhorn, Two-time Academy Award winning Composer

"Like Jack London, Michael Modzelewski is a master story-teller, who entertains us with fast-paces tales of youthful quests in the northern wilds. However, the gold is not elusive here. Nuggets begin coming in the first pages, because the search is not without, but within. As London wrote parables for the taming and destruction of the natural world in his day, Modzelewski now gives us one for its salvation. He walks in with city-youth swagger and leaves us with the soul of an Aldo Leopold or Barry Lopez." -- Galen Rowell, one of America's preeminent wilderness photographers

"The unknown is as likable as the known... All I can do now and forever is be glad that I know Michael Modzelewski and can know his book. It's all true which is the best part." -- M.F.K. Fisher

"A modern Robinson Crusoe, Modzelewski invites us to abandon our safe, constricting routines and open our hearts and minds to unforgettable adventure." -- Jennifer Carter, Emmy award-winning producer

"The Inside Passage is real dream country. Modzelewski's enthusiastic tale of his adventures on a wild northern island will inspire dreamers and doers alike." -- William L. Sullivan, author of "Listening For Coyote"

"Living on a deserted island has always been a dream for people searching for answers. Sometimes it has to be an island to keep one focused. For others they need only to lose themselves in a great passion. If you can do both and write about it like Modzelewski has done with Inside Passage, you're bound to come away with some clear directions for your life." -- Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia Inc.

"When Michael Modzelewski decided to leave behind the comforts and hypocrisies of middle-class life for solitary island living, he didn't choose a palm-fringed atoll in the South Seas, but a desolate rocky outcrop in Alaska's Inside Passage, on which he spent 18 challenging, fascinating and life-enhancing months. The view from a cruise ship was never like this." -- The Literate Traveller

"...Modzelewski met the challenge to survive, immersed himself in the mysticism of the land, and survived months of solitude and encounters with killer whales, bald eagles, wolves, bears and cougars." -- Backpacker Magazine

"What separates Modzelewski's tale from other damn-civilization-I'm-off-to-sow-oats-in-the-wilds tomes is the quality of the readers' vicarious experience... He spares us smarmy mysticism and pontification about the problems of the world and lets the spirits of the raw wilderness, glory, pathos, and irony." -- Canoe Magazine

"...Mystic and spiritual, Inside Passage tells how Michael Modzelewski was drawn by those paired attractions to British Columbia's Swanson Island, about as close to wilderness as anywhere in North America. Modzelewski observed the ways of Orcas and Indians. He learned to sense his surroundings and trust his senses. He found a model in a man named Will Malloff and a personal totem in a bald eagle... If hearing about someone's exploration is your cup of tea, you'll love this book. "-- Cleveland Plain Dealer

".... A journey not unlike those taken by Indian youths whose passage to manhood requires them to go alone into the wilderness, undergoing hardship until they have an experience that establishes their linkage to the universe." -- Takoma News Tribune

"Modzelewski writes with unabashed enthusiasm of the people he met and the place he grew to love." -- Arizona Republic

"Inside Passage is a beautifully written story of nature, courage, and adventure; and the debut of a splendid new writer soon to be famous around the world." -- Barbara Myers, BBC - Radio, World News Service

"Michael Modzelewski's Inside Passage tells of a solitary sojourn while learning the ancient alphabets of sky and wave, season and inner wisdom." -- Nancy Pearl, author of More Book Lust

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