Read Pdf Classic Krakauer: 'Mark Foo's Last Ride,' 'After the Fall,' and Other Essays from the Vault (Audio Download): Jon Krakauer, Scott Brick, Random House Audio: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Jon Krakauer –

I like Krakauer s writing so it was fun and interesting to read essays I haven t seen before One thing that would have made it much better would have been to have the original publication date under the title of each story instead of at the end This matters because a lot has changed in the last 30 years concerning technology and culture, and I found myself distracted by questions about such things as I was reading Having the publication date at the beginning would have let me put my mind in that place instead of wondering while I was reading. Classic Krakauer is really the best description for this book as well If you re a fan, you ll love this It s a compilation of several of his earlier articles and essays on the usual interesting subjects he tackles in his books, and in the usual depth and exploration he s known for Another reviewer said the only thing that could make this book better would be articles, and I would agree. I think I ve enjoyed every book that Jon Krakauer has written Classic Krakauer is a choice sampling of his work It helps that he has climbed mountains and had enough adventures to understand the persons and subjects that he covers The chapter on Mark Foo was especially engaging for me, since I live less than a mile from Maverick s, and know some of those he writes about Krakauer s use of descriptive words is extravagant, which makes his storytelling a joy to read The chapter about children s boot camps was a chilling, and a warning for parents I m looking forward to his next publication. Jon Krakauer can write adventure stories like few other authors and some of his stories chronicle some of the great adventures and adventurers of our time When I read J.K s work, I feel transported from my one foot in front of the other life to being vicariously with people who aim high people who conquer mountains or surf very high waves J.K captures that ecstasy of living on the edge of life and sometimes winning and sometimes not When I read J.K stories, I know I am going to be taken to a time and place I will never have the guts or ability to go on my own I highly recommend buying this book it will take you there. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, thesegripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard bearer of modern journalism His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle 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 Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth An excellent collection of nonfiction articles, ranging widely in topic but all having something to do with the outdoors and being in nature Some are uplifting and some are sad, but all seem very well researched.Jon Krakauer is my favorite nonfiction author This reminds me of a collection of short stories, only they are all true stories Highly recommended Although most of these essays are from articles published a quarter of a century ago, they ve aged well since wilderness exploration, extreme sports, and human behavior don t change that much I was even interested enough to follow up on the internet to learn about some of the stories or people profiled here Thanks to Krakauer s evocative descriptions, eye for detail, and fluid prose this remains an engaging read despite the passage of time. This collection of previously published essays is, indeed, classic Krakauer In them, he transports the reader to various locales many of them alpine while also turning a phrase about the local subject that brings questions about the broader world to mind Thoughtful, thought provoking, and entertaining. This book took me three days to read only because I wanted to space out the stories a little bit There are 10 or 11 magazine pieces, all unrelated, well written and on interesting topics of the outdoors adventure It actually made me kind of miss my subscription to Outside magazine from back in the day, and it definitely inspired me to get out in nature and read other Krakauer books I ve missed. I loved this book but Jon Krakauer could write about plain snow and I d be interested He brings to life adventure but he also gets us into the heads of the adventurers His writing shows his passion for adventure and I ve always lived vicariously through his writing about mountains or fires or anything Some say it s just a collection of his articles So what It s a great read.