This is the only book I've read so far. Abbey was recommended by a friend. Being a Utopian Socialist, my views clashed a lot with his, although I also saw some keen insights.I lived in CA for 20 years and traveled extensively through AZ. Not so much through Utah, however. I have an appreciation for the DSW as well, but so does my literary hero, Louis L'Amour. Perhaps I will try another of his books after all.