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INTO THIN AIR: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

And onto thin ice—Krakauer's (Into the Wild, 1995) hypnotic, rattling, firsthand account of a commercial expedition up Mt. Everest that went way wrong. In the spring of 1996, Krakauer took an assignment from Outside magazine to report on the burgeoning industry of commercially guided, high-altitude climbing. Many experienced alpinists were dismayed that the fabled 8,000-meter summits were simply ... Read full review

Review: Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Audiobook

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

A bank of clouds was assembling on the notsodistant horizon, but journalistmountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more including Krakauer's in guiltridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for INTO THIN AIR, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. Read full review

Review: Into Thin Air

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

A bank of clouds was assembling on the notsodistant horizon, but journalistmountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that suggested "a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more including Krakauer's in guiltridden disarray, provided the impetus for this epic account of the May 1996 disaster. Read full review

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Great book

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Not actually read...too thick... For my English class. [May, 2012]

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I am 12 years old and am enjoying the book! It has some slow parts but almost is always exciting!

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There is not much I can say after reading this monstrosity of a novel. When reading this sorry, pitiful excuse for a book, I felt myself going through feeling of anguish, disgust, and fatigue on an unimaginable scale. I never again want to experience the pain and suffering I experienced while engrossed in this terrible, agonizing work of literature. After putting myself through months of therapy, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to get this horrifying experience out of my mind forever is to receive a full frontal lobotomy. And if that doesn't work, suicide is the only way. You see, this book had a profound and long lasting effect not only on my conscience, but on my mental health as a whole. Never again will I be able to view life as I used to before reading this book. Never again will I be able to enjoy the simple pleasures brought to me by enjoyable activities. My life, as well as my mental well being has been tarnished forever by this particular book. The true name of Satan has been revealed to me, and that name is Jon Krakauer.  

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Great book, inspires me to continue mountaineering.

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i loved this book so much it was very fast pace and exciting to read i could'nt put it down,iam going to read again

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