Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride and

Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride and Other Essays from the Vault The gripping articles in Classic Krakauer, originally published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian, display the singular investigative reporting that made Jon Krakauer famous and show why he is considered a standard bearer of modern journalism Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these articles take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mt Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of greater Seattle at any moment from a wilderness teen therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, the pieces in Classic Krakauer are unified by the author s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth

10 thoughts on “Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride and Other Essays from the Vault

  1. says:

    The articles were interesting and I enjoy Krakauer s writing What would have made the collectionrelevant would have been to provide an update to what he had reported on.

  2. says:

    Another enjoyable read from NetGalley a collection of Jon Krakauer articles from the 1990s from a variety of publications The topics vary widely mostly outdoors, mostly men and seem to focus on the risk of death from the power of nature Mark Foo s Last Ride is about the death of a legendary and accomplished surfer at Mavericks followed by a tale of the risks of living near active volcanos from debris flows forget about lava eruptions the inequality and risk on Mt Everest storie

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    Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer is a very highly recommended collection of nine pieces written for various publications, including The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian As Krakauer notes Most of the short pieces I wrote during the years between Eiger Dreams and Into Thin Air vanished into the crevices of time and have been forgotten But Anchor Books has retrieved seven articles from this period, plus tworecent essays, and rescued them from oblivion with this new collection. Perso

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    This is my first time reading Krakauer and WOW what a writer The articles in this collection were written between the mid 80s and 2014, and the consistency of the quality of his writing is amazing I found every single one of the articles to be incredibly engaging from the last days of a legendary big wave surfer to problematic wilderness therapy programs for troubled youths There was also a fair share of nature just killing people, sometimes with some guidance from other people Fa This is

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    4.5 stars.Please amuse me for a moment as I thrust a non fiction read under your nose I have been and still am to some extent, an avid reader of climbing, mountaineering and expedition non fiction With a love of the mountains myself and some amateur climbing in my back pocket, I do love to read about the big, adrenaline edge climbs Jon Kraukauer has journaled and recorded his way through some amazing experiences, and his INTO THIN AIR is one of my favourite books.This collection of his articl 4.

  6. says:

    You can just tell that these pieces were written by a talented writer Personally I have no interest in surfing or volcanoes or mountain climbing but when I was reading Krakauer s articles on these subjects I found myself fascinated My favorite articles were definitely After the Fall and Loving Them to Death After the fall had some interesting commentary on,frankly,people s stupidity and willingness to blame anyone sue them in court but themselves Loving them to death was hard to read at ti You can jus

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    ARC for review to be published March 2018.

  8. says:

    So I love Krakauer Therefore it should come as no surprise that I love this collection of essays The most meaningful for me were Mark Foo s Last Ride , Death and Anger on Everest , and Love Them to Death The first of these is about a freak accident involving legendary big wave surfer Mark Foo, which led him to drown while surfing Mavericks on the California coast The second is about an accident on Everest where an overhanging area of ice collapsed onto the Khumbu Icefall and killed 16 cl So I love Krakauer Theref

  9. says:

    I have previously read several books by the author, Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air and Into the Wild being my favorites Although I have quite a few of his books still on my bookshelves that need to be read This book, Classic Krakauer, is a collection of articles written by the author that span a wide variety of people and places, from Mount Everest to a cave in New Mexico One of the many things I enjoy about the author s writing is that he can and does write about such a wide variety of topics I have previously read sever

  10. says:

    There are a few modern day authors whose work I will pick up regardless of the subject because I greatly value their prose and string style Krakauer is one of those Erik Larson and Bill Bryson are too and it is fortunate for me that I also find the subjects JK tackles tend to align with my interests also This book is actually a collection of his essays articles written for publications in the 80s and 90s primarily As such, they cover ground that is rapidly receding into the mists of time wi There are a few modern day authors

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