If you want to get over a book hangover, read this. The author is not a professional writer, but he sure writes well enough to keep you wanting to read what he has to say. He was on the 1996 Everest climb in which many of his group died. I‘ve read 3 books about this climb and this one describes in great detail what it was like. He doesn‘t shy away from placing blame and he is very clear about what saved him. Now I have another book hangover.