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Last Breath 1. Book blog 9

Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance - Peter Stark

The book I am now reading is called Last Breath by Peter Stark. In this exciting story, Stark uses personal experience along with medical expertise to tell what happens to your body if it were to go through traumatic experiences. In one instance, he tells about a young man that wants to conquer a huge mark in kayaking: The Tiger’s Leap Gorge in southwest China. He feels he is prepared for the journey, until he is sucked into a 20 foot wide rapid for up to 5 minutes at a time. Trying to escape the overwhelming urge to swim up, he tells himself to swim down and wait to get pushed out of the current by the treacherous waters. While a part of his group goes and tries to contact help, the other group loses his friend in the roaring waters and is still no where to be found. Only a few short stories into the novel, I am already convinced this is a great book that keeps getting more and more exciting with every tale.