Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer
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A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on ...

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  "Into Thin Air" by stampersan (see profile) 01/07/11

This book really opened my eyes to the world of world-class mountain climbing.

 
  "Into Thin Air" by campbell (see profile) 01/07/11

Very hard to put down. Krakauer makes you feel like you are on the mountain with him.

 
  "Documentary Style" by kfolson (see profile) 04/01/11

I read this book with a book club. I would never have read it by my own choice. The style of writing is like a documentary. The story line doesn't really flow smoothly. I admit that I am a friction fan, & that I didn't really like the main character (also the author); he seemed selfish & egotistical to me.
The most interesting part of the book is the last quarter of the book. Krakauer begins to question himself (& I think he should) after the ordeal. He admits that after the book was first published, he received a lot of criticism from some readers. The questions raised are not clear cut & worth pondering; however, a little more humility would have made for a better book.

 
  "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster" by jax_wojo (see profile) 10/05/12

The book was pretty slow in the beginning, but the end was very good. There were too many people and names, so was difficult to follow at times. Overall the book was worth reading, if you can get past the beginning.

 
  "One of the top adventure books of all time" by skinnyatlas (see profile) 10/14/12

Heartstopping, true story of Everst climb gone terribly wrong. Interestingly, mention this book to most men and it will likely be listed as a favorite.

 
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  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 10/09/20

Great read! This book remains one of my top five favorites and began my fascination with risky adventure biographies. I no longer question why people cling the earth’s monstrosities but am morbidly drawn to their quests.

 
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