Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer


Under the Banner of Heaven - Synopsis

At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.


I love Jon Krakauer’s writing style so much. His novel Into Thin Air is very high on my recommendation list.

I’m on a quest to read 50 books in 2015.
2/50 – Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer