Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Paths of Glory

Jeffrey Archer's latest book, Paths of Glory is a biographical novel about George Mallory and his attempts to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

As usual, Mr. Archer has written an interesting, absorbing story. It's a quick read and Mallory appears to have been a fascinating man. This is the first fiction work I've read about a mountain climber, and I think it compares favorably to my favorite non-fiction books on that topic. (Into Thin Air by John Krakauer, Left for Dead by Beck Weathers, The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev, and Touching the Void by Joe Simpson are all good.)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

gonna check that out
your blog is so pleasant

2:51 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Mariam! I hope you enjoy the book.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Book Psmith said...

I am going to check out all of these titles (except for Into Thin Air which I started but didn't finish...I just couldn't get into it even though I devoured his Into the Wild). I always enjoy watching these types of stories on Dateline or PBS but haven't read any books about climbing these mammoths.

11:54 PM  

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