NOBA: Postcards from the Ledge establishes
Greg Child as one of most talented and versatile writers of the
mountaineering genre. A competent and experienced climber, he is an astute
and objective observer. He is humorous and serious, and as adept at elegant
descriptions of the high moments of life in the mountains as he is
describing the sordid and repulsive side of the sport.
energetic, insightful and well written book captivated the jury," says jury
member Bob Sandford. "There is a lot of intelligence in Child's book and a
great deal of wisdom and humour. Like all good literature, the book tells
its stories slowly and eloquently."