Monday, April 11, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

Title: The Final Summit

Author: Andy Andrews

Rating: Good

Reason for Reading: I have read several of Andy’s other writings, including The Traveler’s Gift, which this book is the sequel of.

Summary: David Ponder, the protagonist of The Traveler’s Gift is back, having another experience meeting great people from history. As with the previous book, there are ones you’ve heard of, and ones you probably haven’t. But while the first book is a very personal journey, this one has much more broad implications. The travelers are being assembled to answer a challenging question, “What does mankind need?”. And David has been selected to lead the group in finding this answer. At a difficult moment in his life, he finds himself pressed into a leadership role with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, and a huge cast of characters looking to him for answers.

Review: As usual, Andrews mixes in history and philosophy into a beautiful narrative about guiding principles of humanity. The characters are vivid and breath life into the concepts discussed, personalizing and humanizing the deliberations about what quality mankind needs the most. The character’s search for truth is quite a ride, one which I think readers will find enjoyable and inspirational.

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