Jon Krakauer set out to write a magazine article about tours that take amateur climbers to the top of Mt. Everest but a freak snowstorm changed everything. The author instead tells a story of survival, describing the tragedy that left eight people dead near the summit of one of the most famous mountains in the world.
This book will convince you that nonfiction does not have to be boring. You will remember this eyewitness account long after you read the last sentence.