genre: narrative nonfiction
synopsis: eichar explores the mysterious deaths of nine russian hikers in the ural mountains
setting: siberia, 1969 and 2012-13
what i liked: eichar writes in the vein of jon krakauer and laura hillenbrand: engagingly and informatively. he alternates between telling the story of the hikers’ expedition and his own research trips to russia, including one where he hikes the same trail the russians did in 1959, in an effort to experience and therefore better understand the terrain and conditions they had.
warning: this book is eerie, so like crime shows, don’t read at night, while alone, etc.
final thoughts: if you love a good mystery, the outdoors, or a compelling story, i think you’ll enjoy this book.