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3.0 out of 5 stars Mystery solved?, 22 Nov 2000
This review is from: The Ghosts of Everest (HB): The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory & Irvine: The Search for Mallory and Irvine (Hardcover)
I purchased this book on the back of the excellent TV documentary (shown earler this year on BBC2) made by the same expedition team and that's probably the main reason I'd only give 3 stars. It's difficult to re-create, in print, the same atmosphere of anticipation, tension and struggle in searching for a body at 26000ft in life threatening conditions. I was also a little disappointed in the quality and quantity of the pictures included; again, moving film conveys much more detail. Where the book did score was in it's detailed analyis of each possible scenario as to whether Mallory and Irvine could have reached the summit. Like all good mysteries, it will remain just that for the time being. In short, if you've not seen the film yet, I suggesting reading the book first rather than vice-versa. PS.After reading the book, you will wonder how the BBC managed to hang onto the film rights!!
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