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It is a true life horror story which is what I like to read (and write)
11 December 2016
This was quite a wild read (ride), a compelling tale the likes of which one simply couldn't make up! It is a true life horror story which is what I like to read (and write). The incident "proper" doesn't start until halfway through the book but this merely allows the tension to rise. When the full horror unfolds it isn't what you expect, it's worse. I found myself frustrated at the author's terrible decisions in the lead up, but this is an accurate depiction of what can happen to the young and foolhardy on holiday in foreign climbs. Reminds me a little of the show Holidays from Hell... let this be a warning to all unwary travellers, do your research and be aware of the local customs, politics and ins-and-outs, and stay on the beaten path! Sadly the publishers have done some small disservices to the author's mostly very good writing as there are some editorial errors sprinkled throughout. It does not however detract much from the reading experience, which is gripping!