I distinctly remember when the Everest disaster of 1996 took place. The newspapers covered the drama that unfolded over the days and weeks, and when Reader’s Digest published an excerpt of Into Thin Air, I devoured it. I have never been one for outdoorsy activities, and absolutely was not a climber. Yet there’s something about the way Jon Krakauer writes that makes you feel like you are right in the midst of the disaster. He connects you to the individuals involved, he tells their stories, foreshadows the disaster and flashes back to key events, to make you feel like you have become swept up in the tragedy and drama. I delve into the full review on my blog.
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