Aside from the general debate about what did or didn't happen above the South Col, Into Thin Air was so engrossing that having reached the end I just had to start at the beginning again to get straight back into the world of the book, It's as if you the reader are on the expedition yourself. You don't have to have any interest in mountaineering to be absorbed by this account, believe me!
It takes a while for your ear to get accustomed to Woody's use of English but his vernacular lends authenticity to the story. There was certainly a goodly element of bad luck in the life of the young Guthrie The events are described in such detail almost minute by minute, it's like he's got an amazing power of recall. I only heard of Bound For Glory from Bob Dylan's Autobiography but you don't need to know anything about folk music to appreciate this evocation of the dust bowl era of the 30's as Woody tells it like it is.