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Into Thin Air (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. Oktober 1999

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A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. With more than 250 black-and-white photographs taken by various expedition members and an enlightening new postscript by the author, the Illustrated Edition shows readers what this tragic climb looked like and potentially provides closure for Krakauer and his detractors.

"I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in a postscript dated August 1998. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in a avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. Krakauer further buries the ice axe by donating his share of royalties from sales of The Illustrated Edition to the Everest '96 Memorial Fund, which aids various environmental and humanitarian charities. --Rob McDonald -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Bibliothekseinband.

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..." he has produced a narrative that is both meticulously researched and deftly constructed. Unlike the expedition, his story rushes irresistibly forward. But perhaps Mr. Krakauer's greatest achievement is his evocation of the deadly storm, his ability to re-create its effects with a lucid and terrifying intimacy. --Alastair Scott, "The New York Times Book Review"
"This is a great book, among the best ever on mountaineering. Gracefully and efficiently written, carefully researched, and actually lived by its narrator, it shares a similar theme with another sort of book, a novel called "The Great Gatsby." --"The Washington Post"
"Into Thin Air ranks among the great adventure books of all time." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"Krakauer is an extremely gifted storyteller as well as a relentlessly honest and even-handed journalist, the story is riveting and wonderfully complex in its own right, and Krakauer makes one excellent decision after another about how to tell it.... To call the book an adventure saga seems not to recognize that it is also a deeply thoughtful and finely wrought philosophical examination of the self." --"Elle"
"Hypnotic, rattling. . . . Time collapses as, minute by minute, Krakauer rivetingly and movingly chronicles what ensued, much of which is near agony to read. . . . A brilliantly told story that won't go begging when the year's literary honors are doled out." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Though it comes from the genre named for what it isn't (nonfiction), this has the feel of literature: Krakauer is Ishmael, the narrator who lives to tell the story but is forever trapped within it.... Krakauer's reporting is steady but ferocious. The clink of icein a glass, a poem of winter snow, will never sound the same." --"Mirabella"
"Into Thin Air is a remarkable work of reportage and self-examination. . . . And no book on the 1996 disaster is likely to consider so honestly the mistakes that killed his colleagues." --"Newsday"
"A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." --"People"
"In this movingly written book, Krakauer describes an experience of such bone-chilling horror as to persuade even the most fanatical alpinists to seek sanctuary at sea level." --"Sports Illustrated"

.,." he has produced a narrative that is both meticulously researched and deftly constructed. Unlike the expedition, his story rushes irresistibly forward. But perhaps Mr. Krakauer's greatest achievement is his evocation of the deadly storm, his ability to re-create its effects with a lucid and terrifying intimacy. --Alastair Scott, "The New York Times Book Review"
"This is a great book, among the best ever on mountaineering. Gracefully and efficiently written, carefully researched, and actually lived by its narrator, it shares a similar theme with another sort of book, a novel called "The Great Gatsby." --"The Washington Post"
"Into Thin Air ranks among the great adventure books of all time." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"Krakauer is an extremely gifted storyteller as well as a relentlessly honest and even-handed journalist, the story is riveting and wonderfully complex in its own right, and Krakauer makes one excellent decision after another about how to tell it.... To call the book an adventure saga seems not to recognize that it is also a deeply thoughtful and finely wrought philosophical examination of the self." --"Elle"
"Hypnotic, rattling. . . . Time collapses as, minute by minute, Krakauer rivetingly and movingly chronicles what ensued, much of which is near agony to read. . . . A brilliantly told story that won't go begging when the year's literary honors are doled out." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Though it comes from the genre named for what it isn't (nonfiction), this has the feel of literature: Krakauer is Ishmael, the narrator who lives to tell the story but is forever trapped within it.... Krakauer's reporting is steady but ferocious. The clink of icein a glass, a poem of winter snow, will never sound the same." --"Mirabella"
"Into Thin Air is a remarkable work of reportage and self-examination. . . . And no book on the 1996 disaster is likely to consider so honestly the mistakes that killed his colleagues." --"Newsday"
"A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." --"People"
"In this movingly written book, Krakauer describes an experience of such bone-chilling horror as to persuade even the most fanatical alpinists to seek sanctuary at sea level." --"Sports Illustrated"

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Nachdem ich bereits mehrere Dokumentationen über den "Tourismus" am Everest im Fernsehen gesehen habe, hat mich dieses Buch mehr als mitgenommen. Von der Vorgeschichte der Expedition und der Teilnehmer bis hin zu den journalistischen "Nachwehen" ist das ganze Drama eindrücklich und aus der persönlichen Sicht des Autors beschrieben. Der Leser fühlt sich in die Ereignisse hineinversetzt und erlebt alles hautnah mit. Von der ersten bis zur letzten Zeile ein dramatisches und spannendes Leseerlebnis ! Keine Sekunde langweilig und unbedingt empfehlenswert.
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Jon Krakauers Schilderung seiner Besteigung des Mount Everest ist spannend und ergreifend. Als Hörbuch ist das Buch allerdings nicht uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen; Krakauers Text ist ein autobiographisches Sachbuch, und daher gibt es hier keinen Aufbau von Charakteren, Fokussierung auf nur einige wichtige Protagonisten etc - das heißt, dass man stattdessen mit Aufzählungen von Namen von Teilnehmern der einzelnen Expeditionen konfrontiert wird, und nur sehr wenige dieser Namen erwachen im Laufe der CDs zum Leben. Als allerdings der katastrophale Auf- und Abstieg stattfindet, begegnet man fast allen Expeditionsteilnehmern, und ich war schlicht überfordert, aus manchen der Namen wieder Sinn zu machen. Naturgemäß kann man beim Hörbuch nicht vor- und zurückblättern und zwischendurch mal eine Karte der Everest-Gegend angucken, und das ist ein eindeutiger Makel des Hörbuchs. Ich fand es schade, dass der Hörgenuss hier hinter dem Lesegenuss zurückbleibt, auch wenn Krakauer selbst vorliest, daher nur 3 Sterne.
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Easily the best adventure book I have ever read. You pick it up and you won't put it down till you have completed the entire book. Non-fiction that is as gripping as any fiction story. if you are into mountain sports, this book is a must read.
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Into Thin Air is a wonderful book. The events that took place and contributed to the deaths of five people are well documented and expertly written. However, Jon Krakauer seems to have written a book that caters to his point of view as opposed to a collective point of view of all involved. I've read every article and every book that has been written about the events of May 10-11 1996, and I can honestly say that Krakauer's book is more a self-serving money making gambit than it is a non-prejudicial recounting. Other's on the ill-fated climb paint an entirely different picture of Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, the two expedition leaders who also died on the mountain; a picture that shows Hall as being a selfless guide who wasn't going to leave anybody behind and Fischer as a climber suffering from either a bacterial infection (he was known to be taking antibiotics) or from altitude sickness and severe exhaustion, maladies that may have contributed to his poor decision making during the summit climb. I find it amazing that others blindly adhere to Krakauer's account without first verifying some of the facts through the words of others who were there. While I think you will enjoy this book I also think that you be naive to believe that every word he writes is factual. I also think you will see that his motives for writing the book are as suspect as any decision made on the mountain and that of the people who survived Krakauer is the least heroic.
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Jon K fails to get the point, writing a good story is not enough when it comes to mountaineering books. This book is a great read, but read The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and you will feel as if JK has taken you for a ride with his good story. This is because a good story does not need to stick to the facts. It is clear from the reaction of the American Alpine Club to Boukreev - awarding him a high honour for his actions on Everest- that they did not share JKs view of Boukreevs conduct.In short JK uses Boukreev as a stooge/villian around which to base his most gripping narative and in doing so absolves himself of blame. Read The Climb after you have read this book and you will get the point.This book will grip non climbers but it a slur to the memory of one of the greatest High Altitude Climbers the world has ever seen - shame on you JK
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if you want to read something more sophisticated and more objective and detailled about this tragic event on Everest in 1996 then try Anatoli BOUKREEVS book, he was actually the guide of the Mountain Madness team and had more experience to overview the whole situation, even he was strongly accused by Mr.Krakauer, who himself was not without guilt. Krakauer did not take any action to save his comrades, but strongly accused a guide (Boukreev), who was the guide not of his group, but the second group of mountain madness of Scott Fisher, who in the end was able to rescue 5 more people, before finally giving up the rescue of to other members of the group of Mr. Krakauer because of exhaustion! !! Boukreevs book is much more detailled and more objectiv then Krakauers, in contrary of Mr. Krakauer, Boukreev admits that he himself made mistakes, but the first cause for the death of these people was the storm that could not be foreseen by any of the mountaineers! The climb written by Anatoli Boukreev is much better than into thin air, at least you should read both books to get an objectiv view on the events !!!
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