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Jon Krakauer
Birth date: April 12, 1954
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EpicFehlReader rated it 1 year ago
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like t...
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Purple People Readers rated it 3 years ago
Into Thin Air is both thrilling and terrifying. Not that I was considering it, but I will now never take mountain climbing as a hobby — especially mountains where high-altitude sickness is a problem. Krakauer includes the history of Mount Everest along with the day-to-day events of his expedition, w...
The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it 3 years ago
~*Full review on The Bent Bookworm!*~“He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often…he always had to know the ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
Re-read June 2016I have a suspicion that Krakauer might be a bit of a jerk in real life, and I will admit I sometimes wonder why many of his books have a strong me bit. Yet, he is an immensely talented writer. He took some heat for this book. I should note that I read the earlier addition, the paper...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 4 years ago
Wow. What a painful and important book. I simultaneoulsy feel like I have nothing to say and an entire treatise to write. We all know there's a problem with rape and sexual assault in America, and especially in American colleges. We all know the justice system is flawed and frequently punishes the...
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