Marmaduke wrote:I received the book as a gift but I'm not terribly excited about reading it. I know "the book is always better than the movie" but I haven't seen read any reviews. Has anybody here read the book?
I bought the book as I wanted to read it before seeing the move. I am about 1/3rd of the way through and at this point I would give it mixed reviews. He alternates chapters between 1) the details of his entrapment and 2) an autobiography of his previous hiking/climbing trips. The details of his entrapment are pretty detailed - and that gets a little old. I find the autobiography chapters more interesting.
The book is interesting, but overall I find his writing style somewhat annoying as he seems to come across somewhat arrogantly at times (IMHO). I would be curious to hear what other people that have read the book feel about this point - or the book as a whole.
I do plan on finishing the book - it is an interesting story - again, not my favorite writing style. FWIW for comparison purposes I just finished Viesturs K2 and thoroughly enjoyed that.
As for the movie 127 Hours I am looking forward to seeing it.