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Well-structured, well-written work providing an interesting insight
on 14 June 2011
Though I haven't entirely finished reading this yet, I am incredibly intrigued by the entire story. The author clearly hasn't been tempted to take artistic license (unlike the pieces of Mortenson's writing picked apart in this book) so as the reader you're provided with a straightforward start-to-finish account in clear and clear direct language. Krakauer doesn't drift off into other stories or strange musings, he states and argues his case point by point, leaving nothing to the imagination. Reading this I feel like I am being educated about the goings-on not only in Mortenson's organization, but potentially very many other charitable organizations. The unpretentious narratives makes this a very enjoyable reading experience and the story itself is just immensely interesting.