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Into Thin Air is a personal breakdown of the 1996 disaster on Mt Everest where Jon Krakaurer retells his experience leading up to, during and after the disaster, through the death of his teammates and surviving the storm. If you aren't the biggest fan of fictional stories and want to connect with real world characters, this book is for you. The book is written from a first person POV and goes through Jon's actions and thoughts on the mountain.
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Award winning journalist & adventurer, Jon Krakauer, chronicles a climb to the summit of Mt.Everest. 5 people died. Those that survived,including Jon had to deal with survivor‘s guilt. This is his confession and attempt to exercise his guilt ridden demons. Great book!
It‘s very good, but I think my enthusiasm for the book is tempered by the fact that I fortunately lack the gene that makes this specific kind of adventure appealing. I don‘t have THIS specific drive.
I was familiar with the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, but Krakauer‘s personal account is harrowing and will leave a lasting impact. So many little things went wrong on Summit Day, each leading to the catastrophic loss of 8 climbers. Krakauer‘s pain and survivor‘s guilt is clear, and his descriptions of the physical and mental toll high altitude climbers experience are palpable. I literally could not put this book down. 5⭐️ #wintergames2021
I remember seeing the movie Everest years ago so I was familiar with the tragedy covered in this story but it was very interesting to read an account of the actual experience. How anyone can desire to put themselves through what it takes to reach the summit of Everest is beyond me. This story had some slow parts but once the ascent to the top starts the story really picks up with every heart breaking detail of what happened on that fateful day.
This is such a good book. The pursuit of reaching the highest peak, at what cost. Do we know the harrowing consequences before we take the leap and if we do, do we do it anyway. At what cost are we as humans willing to go to reach that goal. In times of confusion and hallucinations can you be held accountable for saving yourself while letting others die?
This was so good, sad, horriffic and makes you think. If you haven't already, read this!
#CuriousCovers Day 28: Mountains
Quintessential book about mountain climbing, and Everest in particular. One of my all time favorite non-fiction books. Sitting on my shelf of hardcover non-fiction.
Absolutely stunning. I loved everything about this book. I‘ve read so many other Krakauerss and have been putting this one off, afraid it would not live up to the hype, but it did not disappoint. This is not just an adventure story. It is a psychological study, a political commentary, a push for environmental awareness and respect, and a completely engrossing read that I don‘t think I‘ll ever forget.
I‘ve read this several times, but this was my first time on audio. Other than scandalizing myself during morning car pool after an unfortunate timing of the f word it was just as great as in print. Even though I know what happens I‘m on the edge of my seat every time.
Three books I enjoyed less than I had hoped for. So I had a bit of a disappointing week. However I am in the midst of two great ones so my next BookReport will definitely be a better one!
I read parts of this book but mostly listened to it. Krakauer himself reads his account of the infamous 1996 Everest expedition that resulted in a tragedy. Through most of the story he remains the journalist and although that‘s admirable at times it felt more like reading a report instead of a NF novel. Too many facts and figures to my taste but other than that a sad and fascinating story.
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Everest fascinates me b/c I have a hard time wrapping my head around it. I hate how it became about Boukreev‘s fragile ego. I never even felt Krakauer insulted him. I found out about the controversy in the epilogue. To me, a lot of simple mistakes were made by good people. Everest is a soul-sucking monster and simple mistakes can/will become fatal up there. Then you add a storm on top of that!? Krakauer, as usual, delivers a raw, emotional book.
This is definitely a case of “it is the audio narrator, not the book”. I listened to a Danish translation of this, and the narrator was quite boring. Even the most tense moments felt flat and like he was reading a recipe.
With that being said, it is a crazy story, and I can only imagine the impact it must have had on the survivors‘ lives.
#Pop21 - Bestseller from the 1990‘s
I have a feeling 25 years ago, when this book was originally published, it must have been considered groundbreaking. A new blend of history, investigative reporting and personal experiences all told in the first person narrative. The agonizing recounting of a mountain climb gone terribly wrong. I was completely captivated by the events before, during & after the ordeal. I never considered how much money and ego is at stake amongst the guides👇🏼
This is the harrowing true story of the 1996 Everest expedition that resulted in tragedy. I've always been fascinated by Everest and the people who feel compelled to climb it. The book is very well written. Having seen the film based around the events, there are a few discrepancies, which makes me wonder which, if either, story is accurate.
I've been #audiostitching the past few days and finished and framed this piece today.
It‘s clear why this book is so well loved. Jon Krakauer is able to seamlessly blend history, facts, investigative reporting and first hand accounts with vivid, clear writing. At the same time he highlights the pitfalls of extreme sports as a hobby/ money grab for several organizations, countries,individuals & businesses. This story is heart racing. You know it doesn‘t end well but it‘s the **what** went wrong that keeps you transfixed.
Starting a new audio 🎧it‘s pretty much a standard amongst all NF readers and I‘m looking forward 🤓It also works for MANY prompts and challenges 😉#ReadingAsia2021 #Nepal #Pop21 #PopularBookFrom1990s #NonFiction21 #AboutNature #DoubleSpin
The author is assigned for a article to embark on a climb up Mt. Everest with a team of various people also looking to say they have made it to the top of the world, guided by one of the many guided tours that work Mt. Everest. While Krakauer's account is disputed in parts by some who climbed with him, this is his account of that tragic trip. A great writer giving first hand account of what happened on that day.
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My absolute favourite work of non-fiction is Into Thin Air, which started my strange obsession with reading about mountaineering disasters.
A House in the Sky is another favourite. It recounts Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout‘s kidnapping in Somalia. Her strength amazed me.
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🎁Tagged one was given by my husband during my pregnancy, because I told him I miss Himalayan treks. I made a book mark for it☺️.
🎁 Mockingbird was my bday gift by a friend
🎁Mother I never knew was given by my students as I took maternity leave 😍
I just finished my #bookspin Into Thin Air, and figured it was a good time to update my #bookspinbingo progress. If you haven‘t read this Everest book, pick it up immediately...it‘s the best book I‘ve read all year. Now, what to read next? 🤔 @TheAromaofBooks
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I was just telling my dear friend, @Kelly326 that I was behind on my 2020 non-fiction goals, and both of these will help me catch up! Thanks for hosting @TheAromaofBooks
Anne Bogel is my favorite book blogger and I‘ve heard Into Thin Air is excellent, so I‘m looking forward to this reading month!
I can‘t get this book out of my head. I thought I would be bored to tears and instead I raced through it in one day.
This was my choice for #armchairtravel, which I hope is the closest I ever personally get to scaling Mount Everest. I literally can‘t think of something I‘d rather do less. #booked2020
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