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Monday, September 21, 2009

Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson - Book review

Three cups of Tea is the exciting story of Greg who failed to climb K2 , the world's second highest peak located in Pakistan, but ended up scaling a much higher peak - opening more than 75 schools in remote areas of Pakistan & Afghanistan to educate illiterate children.

The story unravels from the early failures of an ordinary man with extraordinary willpower who gives every ounce of his energy to make the world a better place. Greg's Childhood in Africa, the support of the eccentric Jean Hoerni and death threats from mullahs make up for an engrossing read.

What Greg is doing is extra-ordinary. May his tribe grow !

P.S : The prose and editing should have been more crisp. It almost feels as if the book was written as a movie screenplay moving between Pakistan & California ( a little too much for its own good).

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