Lost in Shangri-la - Mitchell Zuckoff
I love fiction. It makes up the vast majority of what I read, but every now and then a true story comes along that sounds interesting, and I take a chance. Usually I'm disappointed because there is a distinct difference in style which most non-fiction writers fall into which makes the narration sterile, and hence uninteresting. This was absolutely not the case with Lost in Shangri-La. Mr. Zuckoff kept my attention with a fascinating narrative. Every aspect of this story was thoroughly researched, and whenever a new topic was introduced, he started it off by giving us a quick but detailed history so we, the readers, could connect all the points of the story and in the end have a complete picture of this tragedy.

The only complaint I have has really nothing to do with the writing itself. It is with the Kindle formatting of the edition I purchased. Approximately 1/3 of the text is comprised of endnotes, of which I was entirely unaware until I suddenly found myself finished with the book at something like 63% of the way in. I have read other Kindle books which contain links in the text to the notes at the end of the book, and I wish this one had that same feature. Rifling through the notes, and trying to find the corresponding location in the text in the body of the book was just too daunting a task, and sadly the notes were wasted on me.