08 June 2011
The Final Summit by Andy Andrews
“The Final Summit” was a little disappointing, but still a good read.
Imagine travelling through time and meeting with hundreds of famous people from through out history. Imagine the challenge of finding one principal that will “save humanity”. That was the task facing David Ponder and the other "Travelers". Faced with a trickling hour glass, and opportunity only to seek the advice of five of the hundreds of Travelers, the task seems overwhelming. Will they discover the principal? Who will come up with it?
The book is scattered with stories from history as well as deeply thoughtful discussions. There are famous quotes and challenging ideas. There are believable characters, and an unbelievable, yet strangely believable setting. The stories and ideas are woven together to keep the reader turning the pages to see what will happen next.
If you have your own idea about what is necessary to “save humanity”, then this is a great read. Be prepared to have your ideas challenged and to be inspired to action. The main disappointment I had with this book was the emphasis on what humanity can do to save humanity. If you can accept that, then this book is definitely worth reading.
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