And he addressed two other book-related issues:
A Certified Important book you still haven't read:Read about Krakauer's most important books.
Principia Mathematica by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. I bet fewer than 5 percent of the people who claim to have read this actually have.
A classic that, upon rereading, disappointed:
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. After I learned of his boast that he wrote all the dialogue from memory, much of it struck me as having been invented.