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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
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on June 11, 2015
boring. bad writing. didn't care what happened to them.
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on April 9, 2015
Amazing survival story that I highly recommend to anyone interested in that genre. Only criticism I have is that it was pretty "technical" at times and if you're not a climber (like me) those parts can get a bit dry. It helps to review the glossary and sometimes to Google some terms as you go along so you have a better understanding of what the author is talking about or else it's pretty close to being gibberish to the layman, which is a minor criticism that can be attributed principally to my own ignorance. You obviously know how it ends before reading it so what should be an incredibly suspenseful ending isn't so much, but that doesn't take very much away from the book. Also includes some nice pictures and illustrations.
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on February 8, 2015
An unflinching and harrowing account of a climb gone wrong. It is a portrait of bravery and the will to survive that left me in awe of both Joe and Simon.
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on August 18, 2014
This is a harrowing story about two people who seem to have overreached themselves on this climb and one of them paid a high price.
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on August 5, 2014
I read Touching the Void over the course of a few days and found it nearly impossible to put down. Extremely well-written and engrossing.
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on March 7, 2014
I couldn't stop reading. Great book, well written. I would highly recommend this book. I also enjoyed the movie years ago.
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on February 6, 2014
A story of a mans survival while climbing a mountain. It made me wonder why anyone would take up this type of endeavour. I gave the book to a man who had climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, thinking he would enjoy it.
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on January 3, 2014
Some of us occasionally want to "see what we're made of". Other times that opportunity is imposed on us by unforeseen circumstances. Simpson's account of his alpine odyssey is among the most amazing stories I have ever read! It detailed account of his outward efforts at survival tell us a lot about his inner strength that made all that possible.
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on December 26, 2013
This book tells the story of surviving a climbing expedition accident.  It is probably like chocolate to a climber as they imagine themselves on the same mountain. For a non climber it offers some glimpses into the thoughts, decisions and techniques used. If Joe was ever able to augment the book I would have appreciated a section with more maps and explanations of terms, snow conditions and techniques. Diagrams would be really informative.
The second part of the book where both men come to terms and rationalize truly horrifying decisions is surprisingly tender. 
The book made me wonder more about climbers in general. What makes them want to pit their lives against not only harsh conditions but also twists of fate from which there is no protections.
I liked the book even if I couldn't always visualize the situation. And I have a craving now to sleep in a snow cave.
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on November 7, 2013
I liked this book so much I went out and rented the movie. It's a fast-paced, keep you on the edge of your seat novel. I can't believe they both survived. A story of courage and human fortitude.
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