Thursday, June 10, 2010
Jeffrey Archer's Paths of Glory
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this story. It's really the book that has gotten me interested in "historical fiction", and curious about Mount Everest. This is mostly a "what if" type story. What if Edmond Hillery was not the first person to climb the mountain, but a man by the name of George Mallory was, and we didn't know it? What if he climbed the mountain, but it couldn't be proven? After I read it, well, listened to the audio book actually, I looked up some of the details the book gave only to find out that the story could possibly have happened, and in fact, some people believe it did. A lot of the facts are actually in history and we'll honestly never know if this story hits the mark, but it's always fun to have all of these seemingly useless facts about Mount Chomolangma in my head.