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When the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap, Chile, in
August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of
feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. Across the
When the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalists flocked to the Atacama desert. While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, the story of the miners' experiences below the earth's surfaceand the lives that led them therehasn't been heard until now.
In Deep Down Dark, a master work by a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist, Hctor Tobar gains exclusive access to the miners and their stories. The result is a miraculous and emotionally textured account of the thirty-three men who came to think of the San Jos mine as a kind of coffin, as a "cave" inflicting constant and thundering aural torment, and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer while the world watched from above. It offers an understanding of the families and personal histories that brought "los 33" to the mine, and the mystical and spiritual elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place.
I give this book 4.5 stars. I was completely intrigued from the beginning. I loved that the author was able to humanize the miners with an honest portrayal of emotions that included fear, humility, courage, anger, depression, defeat, happiness, with their personal stories of struggle and faith. In addition, the author also let you into their families own helplessness 2000+ feet above ground. We also get to experience the miner's lives after their rescue outside of what we saw in the media.