In this definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest, Jon Krakauer takes the reader step-by-step from Kathmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, unfolding a breathtaking story that will by turns thrill and terrify.
This is a true story.
I had to read this for school and wasn't expecting much. The general attitude of most adolescents is that nonfiction isn't supposed to be cool, right? But this was beyond... anything I've ever read. It's a captivating and achingly descriptive account of a jarring tragedy.
The impartial, journalistic tone used throughout the book was superb, and really assured me that I was reading the truth and nothing but.
It's a very moving, powerful book filled with symbolism and shattering truths.
Just read it.
I know this is a brusque review, but EEK I'm behind and I need to get moving. I'm requiring you to read this one. Seriously.