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Fascinating, gripping but rather one sided view
on 24 October 2000
I found this book hard to put down and read it from cover to cover in a day. Krakauer writes in a way that puts you in the very middle of the story. While i found the book fascinating i think it is also important to read something like The Climb by Antoli Boukreev or the Death Zone by Dickinson to get a more rounded opinion of the whole disaster. Krakauer has been quick to judge some people and whilst not laying blame he is not far from it, so enjoy the book but remember however well it is written it is only how one man interpreted the terrible events.