Have you ever heard the name George Mallory? Maybe you have if your big into mountain climbing, but my guess is most of you haven't heard of him. Well I know before listening to Paths of Glory I had never heard the name, and now that I have read the book I would love to know more. The basic premise of Paths of Glory is a novel based on a true story about George Mallory an English climber who made a few attempts at climbing Everest and it is unknown if he ever reached the summit.
Paths of Glory is written by Jeffrey Archer who wrote my favorite book in the past few years A Prisoner of Birth, so when I heard Archer was coming out with a new book I bought it the day it came out. Path of Glory was no disappointment, in fact similar to the A Prisoner of Birth I got really into this book to where I was driving around just to hear more of the book. A sign of a great book is one that keeps you thinking about it even when your not reading it, and Paths of Glory was one of those books, I just couldn't get it out of my head.
What I loved about Paths of Glory was that Jeffrey Archer made him a real person, not some idol, he made mistakes, he learned from, and he kept on to accomplish his goal. I have to say that I loved this book, it was the best book I have read/listened to in 2009 and I would even think about re-listening to it if I had the time to.