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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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Oct 19, 1999 | ISBN 9780385494786

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“[Krakauer] has produced a narrative that is both meticulously researched and deftly constructed. Unlike the expedition, his story rushes irresistibly forward. But perhaps Mr. Krakauer’s greatest achievement is his evocation of the deadly storm, his ability to re-create its effects with a lucid and terrifying intimacy.” —Alastair Scott, The New York Times Book Review

“This is a great book, among the best ever on mountaineering.  Gracefully and efficiently written, carefully researched, and actually lived by its narrator, it shares a similar theme with another sort of book, a novel called “The Great Gatsby.” —The Washington Post                        

Into Thin Air ranks among the great adventure books of all time.” —The Wall Street Journal        
“Krakauer is an extremely gifted storyteller as well as a relentlessly honest and even-handed journalist, the story is riveting and wonderfully complex in its own right, and Krakauer makes one excellent decision after another about how to tell it…. To call the book an adventure saga seems not to recognize that it is also a deeply thoughtful and finely wrought philosophical examination of the self.” —Elle                

“Hypnotic, rattling…. Time collapses as, minute by minute, Krakauer rivetingly and movingly chronicles what ensued, much of which is near agony to read…. A brilliantly told story that won’t go begging when the year’s literary honors are doled out.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Though it comes from the genre named for what it isn’t (nonfiction), this has the feel of literature: Krakauer is Ishmael, the narrator who lives to tell the story but is forever trapped within it…. Krakauer’s reporting is steady but ferocious.  The clink of ice in a glass, a poem of winter snow, will never sound the same.” —Mirabella                        

Into Thin Air is a remarkable work of reportage and self-examination…. And no book on the 1996 disaster is likely to consider so honestly the mistakes that killed his colleagues.” —Newsday                                        

“A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism.” —People

“In this movingly written book, Krakauer describes an experience of such bone-chilling horror as to persuade even the most fanatical alpinists to seek sanctuary at sea level.” —Sports Illustrated


Alex Award – YALSA WINNER 1998

Margaret A. Edwards Award (Alex Awards) WINNER 1998

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age WINNER

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER

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