"Solitude lacks the bravado one might expect from such a
tale, and Kull's honesty allows the writing to flow far beyond the
territory navigated by typical egotistical adventurers. 'These have
been rough days psychospiritually, ' he writes after one
particularly trying set of storms. 'It's painful to feel I'm
failing. When I leave here, I shouldn't say much to anyone about
this year.' Thankfully, he changed his mind and published his
-- Audubon magazine
"There are echoes of Jack London here. Echoes of Thoreau,
too....Very few of us will ever travel to the tip of Chile, let
alone try to camp out there alone for a year. But what Bob really
is writing about is a spiritual challenge as close as our own
-- David Crumm, ReadTheSpirit.com "Bob Kull has done something relatively rare in the modern world: He has made a retreat/journey/pilgrimage that suits his own need and desire. He has learned essential lessons, and like a good spiritual adventurer, he is letting us in on the lessons he learned. Although his adventure is fascinating, it is his inner discoveries that appeal to me. It is worth everything for him to say that he is not a hero and his adventure is not heroic. That is just what we desperately need today: nonheroic adventures. This is an amazing story, worth reading and being inspired by. Bob is like a modern shaman, going out and coming back. And readers can take a good portion of Bob's experience into themselves and be changed by it."
-- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul "Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes opens the door, admitting the reader into the society of one man's soul. A visit is well worth the while."
-- American Psychological Association Review of Books "Though grittier and more masculine than Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, it has something of the same appeal."
-- The Vancouver Sun