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Into Thin Air (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

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Published October 11th 2007 by Barnes & Noble (first published 2007)
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Feb 27, 2011 Tobyh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I though Krakauer did a very good job with his book Into Thin Air. The imagery and detail were superb and at times I felt like I was standing with Krakauer on Everest. Into thin Air does has information on the history of climbing Everest but is told in an interesting way. Well written and easy to follow, I suggest Into Thin Air to anyone who is interested in climbing, Everest, or an action packed adventure.
Sep 04, 2010 Missykiser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like depressing books so this was perfect for me. Tragedy stricks on top of Mt Everest and I got a front row seat to the action since Krakauer was up there during it all. The ending sucked, but the rest was really interesting. Rob tells me he wants to hike to base camp now. Geesh!
Aug 11, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I like this one more than Into the Wild. Imagining what this group of people went through up there is terrifying. I hope a lot of people read this. I don't think the average person truly understands the risk and triumph that is involved in mountain climbing.
Barbara Sharkey
Aug 20, 2010 Barbara Sharkey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent true story.
I became obsessed with Everest after reading this book.
One of my favorite books ever.
G Ream
Jul 04, 2016 G Ream rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-person
OUTSTANDING - spell-binding. Tough to put down.
Aug 20, 2010 Peggy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really well written and has confirmed in my mind that I never want to be a serious mountain climber. His descriptions are vivid and his conclusions really make the reader think. Life is such a precious thing and should be celebrated. I guess there are some adrenaline junkies out there who lose sight of the goal to live when they're up in the upper atmosphere.
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