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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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Aug 25, 2008

really liked it

This was an easy read and a great account of what it's like to climb Everest. I understand the author's need to describe what happened and recognize his struggle to be honest without attacking or blaming others for what happened. I did feel like his personal strife with the aftermath got in the way a bit, and the bickering described in the post script got tedious. After I finished the book I found the IMAX documentary on Netflix. Once you skip the cheesy, travel porn descriptions of Nepal, it's interesting to see all the locations that you become familiar with in the book. Do NOT watch the made for tv movie- its painfully awful!!!

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