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Jon Krakauer
Birth date: April 12, 1954
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Purple People Readers
Purple People Readers rated it 11 months 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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...
Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it 2 years ago
Trigger Warnings: Graphic retellings of sexual assault Graphic retellings of rape First, I will like to point out this was my first time reading a Krakauer book, but it will certainly not be my last. I am making a point to reading his backlist. This book was solid long-form journalism, but with ...
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