I read this a while ago and really enjoyed it. I came across it today and, after searching #goodlongread for it couldn't help myself but post it here.
It's really interesting, to me, that someone can live like that. I guess everyone is different and none of us really know what would happen if we were to experience something similar, but there are records of people developing serious mental issues just from being in solitary for a couple of months. It's a different situation, of course, even moreso because it seems that he might be somewhere on the autism spectrum.
I guess we've all fantasized about just leaving and going somewhere of nowhere, like in the canadian wilderness or some small exotic island, to live where no one has lived before, alone until the end of time (at least I have), but this guy actually lived with minimal to no human contact for nearly thirty years.
Anyway, a really good and interesting read!