A huge thank you to the publisher, St-Martin's Press for sending me an e-copy of this book to read and review.
TITLE: The Next Everest
AUTHOR: Jim Davidson
GENRE: Non fiction
RATING: 3.5 stars
It was difficult to rate this book because I felt as though I read two different stories.
To be honest, the best part of this book is the front. About halfway through, when the book suddenly shifts gear, it starts dragging. It feels like the author started off strong only to slow down toward the middle/end.
Also, the author does a back and forth thing, from his.past to the present which was a tad annoying. This is a method in writing that I dislike as it gets confusing and at times boring.
Descriptions.of being on Everest are vivid and the author gives us a very detailed and entertaining look at Mt Everest and just how dangerous climbing is.
I just recently discovered how much I enjoy books on climbing, even though I would never do it myself.
So...4 stars for the front part and 3 stars for the rest = 3.5 stars.