Starting this in earnest...

Überlebt: Meine 14 Achttausender - Reinhold Messner

I tried to make a start last night but ended up falling asleep after just a few pages. 

It was me, not the book. 

It's been a really long week. 


Anyway, from what I have read so far  - which is only a little bit of the introduction - my main question is still why the first couple of sections are introduced by quotes from Jon Krakauer. 


Seriously, whose idea was this?


Every time I've come across one so far, it's just made me go "ugh...".


Maybe I'm allergic?