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7 summits and other mountain stuff => Books and movies => Topic started by: trunl on Jun 2 2004, 09:37

Title: All 14 Eight-thousanders
Post by: trunl on Jun 2 2004, 09:37
i just bought Reinhold Messner's 'All 14 Eight-thousanders.' out of all the books he wrote, this one received the best reviews. this is my first messner book.  :eek) i have heard that his style of writing is very unusual.  :?)

anyone else want to write a review before i do? go ahead. i am going on a trip and will be back in a month. i will write my review then.

trunl
Title: Re: All 14 Eight-thousanders
Post by: trunl on Jun 29 2004, 04:14
i just finished the book. i thought it was great. it had lots of good stories in it. also it gave a little history on each mountain he climbed. and another good thing was the way he used wrote bios on some close friends or successfull mountaineers. the only thing i did not like was that there were some spelling errors, and incorrect sentence structure, but that was the translators fault, not messners. anyway this gets 8/10 stars from me.

trunl
Title: My vertical world
Post by: Corsair on Jul 28 2004, 00:45
Go and buy "My vertical world", written by Jerzy Kukuczka and compare it with Messner's book. About the same subject, i.e. the 14, but very different in many ways. 
Recommended.
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Title: Re: All 14 Eight-thousanders
Post by: trunl on Jul 28 2004, 02:41
alright, ill check it out.


trunl