Monday, December 24, 2007

Books: Miracle in the Andes

We dogs just finished a short book about following the tragic story also told in the book Alive. The book chronicles a Uruguayan rugby team in the seventies that crash in the Andes, and end up stranded for seventy-two days in the middle of nowhere.

The men have to band together and take advantage of meager resources to survive. Eventually, they are even forced to succumb to cannibalism of their plane-mates that failed to survive the crash from complete lack of food.

Though the last fifty pages or so were full of insipid rantings about the aftermath of the crash; the rest was fascinating and eye opening.

Quick vote: Read this book. Skip the end.

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