Monday, May 9, 2011
But before I could even pick back up where I left off, I heard about Krakauer's 70 page expose THREE CUPS OF DECEIT (more info at Byliner.com) and I decided to read that instead. Krakauer paints Mortenson as a good intentioned man who bought too heavily into his own myth. It's a fascinating read with heartbreaking allegations.
Naturally, the group didn't end up discussing Three Cups of Tea itself as much as we did the scandal. I found it an especially enlightening discussion because the hostess and her husband (both of which were present) both come from Pakistan and were able to share insight into the cultural background there. They also made excellent food and milk chai tea. Yum!
The March pick was THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, of which I read about half. It wasn't bad, I just ran out of time. And now that the end is spoiled, I'm in no big hurry to finish.
And that's all for this month's report! Next meeting in June ...