Saturday, July 23, 2011

Finally a book worth sharing!

I haven't written in some time.  Despite reading numerous books this summer, I haven't had many that have stood out.  Jeffrey Archer is one of my favorite storytellers, and I was excited to find he had a (relatively!) new book on the discount rack at Barnes and Noble.

Paths of Glory is a fictional account of the life of Englishman George Mallory and asks the question, what if Sir Edmund Hillary wasn't the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953.  What if Geroge Mallory, who was last seen 600 feet from the summit in 1924, was actually the first? 

Archer's Kane and Abel, which I first read in high school, still ranks as my single favorite book with his As the Crow Flies in my top 10.  Archer's historical fiction is thrilling, the characters are fascinating.  While searching today, I saw he has a new book coming out in August - I can hardly wait!

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