From "An Armchair Traveler’s Tips on Writing a Gripping Adventure Tale"
"I’ve read countless true adventure books, and was excited to dig into “Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth,” James M. Tabor’s hyped new book about the world of deep cave exploration. Here was all the makings of a great expedition story: hardship, imminent danger, potential tragedy and milestone achievements. I was curious about the subculture of caving and truly wanted to love this book. But the overall effect was akin to descending 2,000 feet into cave-like narrative darkness, only to arrive in a giant great room with nowhere left to go."