Book Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / June 12, 2014

The strength of the book is in the way Mr. Krakauer tells the story, combining an adventure with social commentary without resorting to dry timeline lists. Some environmental issues, government bureaucracy (mostly Nepalese) and significant historical accounts are also weaved into the book, however they do not take away from the main storyline, but only add context.

Book Review: Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
4 Stars , Fiction , Historical Fiction , Latest Posts / January 31, 2013

Article first published as Book Review: Above All Things by Tanis Rideout on Blogcritics. About: Above All Things by Tanis Rideout is a historical fiction account of George Mallory’s 1924 attempt to climb Mt. Everest. It is still not known if Mallory’s attempt was successful or not. 400 pages Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam Language: English ISBN-10: 0399160582     My rat­ing for Above All Things– 4 Buy this book in paper or in elec­tronic format* Thoughts: Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (website | Facebook | @tanisrideout) is an excellent novel which moves at two speeds, slow (Ruth Mallory) and fast (George Mallory). Ms. Rideout succeeded in creating an engaging book filled with excellent descriptions and believable characters. The parts which I found the most fascinating were the climb on Mt. Everest. The author does not romanticized the climb, I could feel the chills, the heaviness and other ailments which come at being at such a high altitude. Ms. Rideout brilliantly juxtaposes between Mr. Mallory’s celebrated climb and only a day in the life of Mrs. Mallory. You could not help but feel the helplessness of the couple as they missed, craved and thought about each other but were still supportive from afar. To…

Book Review: Little Princes by Conor Grennan
4 Stars , Biographies & Memoirs , Non-Fiction / January 25, 2011

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan on Blogcritics. Harper Collins has kindly made available to five (5) copies to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for Little Princes – 4 About: “Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal” by Conor Grennan (Website) is a memoir of the author’s time as a volunteer in an orphanage in Nepal.  Not only did Mr. Grennan volunteer, but he also went above and beyond to find the long lost families of these children who were never orphaned but used and manipulated by war profiteers. Get a discount on “Little Princes” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: “Little Princes” by Conor Grennan is the story of how one man can make a difference. Volunteering with young children without any experience, the author finds himself at Little Princes Children home in Nepal and quickly comes to think of the kids as family. The story of how the kids came to the orphanage…

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