Left For Dead by Beck Weathers 

Beck Weathers, a survivor of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster describes not only his escape from death and unbelievable mountain rescue, but the journey he took to reconnect with his life and family.

Okay well that synopsis is a load of crap. I cut it down to two lines because this book is nothing that it claims to be.

I feel completely cheated by this book. Described as his journey home from Everest, I was really looking forward to reading about his time on Everest, his rescue, operations, rehabilitation and his adjustments to his life and I got none of that.

This book had virtually nothing to do with the ill-fated 1996 Everest expedition or Beck Weathers recovery after it. The entire book was about his relationships with his wife and children. Taking place almost entirely before he even left for Mount Everest.

If Mr Weathers didn’t want to write a book about Everest, that’s fine but don’t title it as ‘My Journey Home From Everest’.

I was really interested in reading this book, it could have been a truly fascinating story instead it was a book about dysfunctional relationships.

As for the actual writing, I found it really disjointed. It was jumping from different people and different time frames, this really effected the flow of the book and it just damaged what should have been a pretty gut retching and cohesive narrative.

This is by far the worst Everest book I have read. It was a massive disappointment.

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