Finished yet another book this week – The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell’s Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears, by Nick Jans.
I first became aware of the Timothy Treadwell story via Richard Thompson’s soundtrack to the Werner Herzog film Grizzly Man. I thought the movie was interesting and was anxious to read another take on this strange guy from California.
The movie contains a lot of the footage shot by Treadwell himself, which is rather eerie. The book goes into more detail on the attack of Treadwell and Huguenard, including the gruesome audio tape that is talked about in the movie (but never heard). I also found the sections about bear behavior and how to survive attacks very interesting.
I love Alaska and want to go back some day, but count me out from getting anywhere near those huge creatures.Originally published by DK on December 7, 2007 at 11:20 pm