Into Thin Air (review)

Into Thin Air (review) Set in Creevagh, Ireland, in the years right after World War II, Keady's book depicts a village that fears the wrath of a vengeful God, the spread of the yellow peril, Com- that make this novel a worthwhile read as weU. (KS) Info Thin Air munism, and the talk of its own gos- by Jon Krakauer sips. A product of Irish farm life himself, Keady writes about small town agrarian existence with respect Villard, 1997, 294 pp., $24.95 This is an amazing account of the disastrous 1996 commercial expedition to the top of Everest by a mountaineer who was there. The clients and humor. His insight, declared early in the novel, that "a man's plans are subject to change when warranted by events," is borne out by the lives of his characters. Like Phelim and Philpot, the other inhabitants of Creevagh seldom get what gle laboriously. Shy, soft-spoken they want, even though they strugSeamus Laffey wants to marry of such expeditions pay tens of thousands of dollars to be guided to the summit. The trip takes a month or two because of the necessity of acclimatizing oneself to various elevations. Finally, after a sleepless (because of the altitude) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Into Thin Air (review)

The Missouri Review, Volume 20 (3) – Oct 5, 1997

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Set in Creevagh, Ireland, in the years right after World War II, Keady's book depicts a village that fears the wrath of a vengeful God, the spread of the yellow peril, Com- that make this novel a worthwhile read as weU. (KS) Info Thin Air munism, and the talk of its own gos- by Jon Krakauer sips. A product of Irish farm life himself, Keady writes about small town agrarian existence with respect Villard, 1997, 294 pp., $24.95 This is an amazing account of the disastrous 1996 commercial expedition to the top of Everest by a mountaineer who was there. The clients and humor. His insight, declared early in the novel, that "a man's plans are subject to change when warranted by events," is borne out by the lives of his characters. Like Phelim and Philpot, the other inhabitants of Creevagh seldom get what gle laboriously. Shy, soft-spoken they want, even though they strugSeamus Laffey wants to marry of such expeditions pay tens of thousands of dollars to be guided to the summit. The trip takes a month or two because of the necessity of acclimatizing oneself to various elevations. Finally, after a sleepless (because of the altitude)

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