Krakauer vs. Mortenson

Thank you, Kyi, for alerting self to the charges against Three Cups of Tea subject, Greg Mortenson.

Self decided to investigate, and she did come up with a whole pile of dirt.  “60 Minutes” lays out in detail the charges by Jon Krakauer (whose book, Into the Wild, self was about to read after she finished Three Cups of Tea, but which she’ll now put aside, because she’ll be thinking about this controversy while she’s reading Krakauer, and anyhoo the subject of Krakauer’s book dies, as self very well knows, and she really doesn’t want to read anything too depressing, especially now that the holidays are approaching and the days are getting short.  And gloomy.  In other words, onwards!).

Then she thinks:  gee, it’s too bad.  The book was as gripping as a novel (but perhaps, that is why it is gripping, because it is a novel!  Only, a novel pretending to be a memoir!  And told in the third person, yet!  By a bona fide journalist!)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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