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The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
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Jan 15, 10

Read in January, 2008

Best book I've ever read.

Most of my reading list has stemmed from Adventure Mag's top 100 Adventure books of all time list (where I found this one). And while this is a wonderful tale of hardship, endurance and adventure, it's much more than that. Since reading this book, I have been on a quest to finish the rest of the Matthiessen collection, but so far this one remains my favorite.

If, like me, you are equally interested in natural history, the Himalayas, hiking, and religion, this book is for you. If you are able to get through detailed explanations of Buddhism you will be rewarded with a wonderful story.

In typical Matthiessen fashion, the details of nature and culture come alive through vivid descriptions. Sometimes passages seem to flirt between poetry and prose.

This is the only book I've ever wanted to read again.
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