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We all love mysteries. My books have the important strand of mystery attached. Read this one.
on 31 January 2016
I have read hundreds of mountain books and this is right at the top of my list. I particularly like the way the story unfolds by taking the reader from different times to others within the overall story. ie. actual events, rescue descriptions and then authors visit to region many years after 1959. This is not unlike 'Into thin Air' which deals with the Everest disaster by taking the reader through the events of different party members at different times within the scenario.This story is " strange", un - nerving even. Like the mystery of Mallory and Irvine it is open to much conjecture. i have now read three different versions of this tragic event. Each one has its own unique contribution. I suppose this is to be expected as all authors want to provide their own little bit of " different" information. ( books need to sell ???) My advice for the reader is to read as many as you can and then sit down with a large bottle of what you fancy and work it all out. Should be an intriguing task. This book is easy to read and I do like the short ' punchy chapters. No long hard to read page long sections.