Sunday, January 7, 2007

Book Review: Into Thin Air

January 7, 2007

Yes, I've finally read it! People have been telling me to read this account of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster for years, and they were right: this is a fantastic adventure book. I became a complete fan of Jon Krakauer's writing in Under the Banner of Heaven, and Into Thin Air did not disappoint. My boys have long been Everest junkies (although they don't wish to climb Everest, fortunately!), and I am sorry I didn't sit with them and watch the Discovery Channel's recent "Everest" series. Although adventure books aren't in my usual repertoire, I will definitely be looking out for more (and am adding Krakauer's Into the Wild to my 2007 reading list).

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