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Several Of His Earlier Articles of his arlier articles ssays on the usual interesting subjects he tackles in his books and in the usual depth and xploration he s known for Another reviewer said the only thing that could make this book better would be articles and I would agree This book took me three days to read only because I wanted to space out the stories a little bit There are 10 or 11 magazine pieces all unrelated well written and on interesting topics of the outdoorsadventure It actually made me kind of miss my subscription to Outside magazine from back in the day and it definitely inspired me to get out in nature and read other Krakauer books I ve missed Although most of these Essays Are From Articles Published A Uarter are from articles published a uarter a century ago they ve aged well since wilderness Cause Of Fear explorationxtreme sports and human behavior don t change that much I was ven interested nough to follow up on the internet to learn about some of the stories or people profiled here Thanks to Krakauer s The Game of Love evocative descriptionsye for detail and fluid prose this remains an ngaging read despite the passage of time Jon Krakauer can write adventure stories like few other authors and some of his stories chronicle some of the great adventures and adventurers of our time When I read JK s work I feel transported from my one foot in front of the oth. Rapy program run apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the of one Fred Beckey who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo Bringing together work originall. .
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Mountains Or Surf Veryor surf very waves JK captures that cstasy of living on the dge of life and sometimes winning and sometimes not When I read JK stories I know I am going to be taken to a time and place I will never have the guts or ability to go on my own
#I Highly Recommend Buying This Book It Will Take You #highly recommend buying this book it will take you I think I ve njoyed very book that Jon Krakauer has written Classic Krakauer is a choice sampling of his work It helps that he has climbed mountains and had nough adventures to understand the persons and subjects that he covers The chapter on Mark Foo was The Lady in Pink especiallyngaging for me since I live less than a mile from Maverick s and know some of those he writes about Krakauer s use of descriptive words is Eyes extravagant which makes hi I like Krakauer s writing so it was fun and interesting to readssays I haven t
seen before One thing that would have made it much betterbefore One thing that would have made it much better have been to have the original publication date under the title of ach story instead of at the nd This matters because a lot has changed in the last 30 years concerning technology and culture and I found myself distracted by uestions about such things as I was reading Having the publication date at the beginning would have let me put my mind in that place instead of wondering while I was reading. Y published in such magazines as The New Yorker Outside and Smithsonianall rigorously researched vividly written and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the authors ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for tru. ,