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Old 11-13-05, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by halfbiked
Yup. Interesting reads, though both written as an attempt at catharsis / excising some personal demons. An interesting rebuttal to "into thin air" was written by anatoli something-or-other (bourchev?), a guide on one of the teams that lost people who was criticized a bit by krakauer.

One of these days we'll pick up his latest, on the LDSers, which should be interesting...
I read everything Krakauer puts out, like you I enjoyed Into the Wild better than Thin Air, but they are so different. Yes you should read "Under the Banner of Heaven", it is so well written and researched. You will walk away with a thorough understanding of the LDS church, and you'll gain some profound insights of religious fundamentalism, enough food for thought to choke a painted pony!
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