A thrilling tale of supernatural adventure, set on the snowy peaks of Mount Everest from the bestselling author of The Terror. It's 1926, and the desire to summit the world's highest mountain has reached a fever-pitch among adventurers. Three young friends, eager to take their shot at the top,... show more
A thrilling tale of supernatural adventure, set on the snowy peaks of Mount Everest from the bestselling author of The Terror. It's 1926, and the desire to summit the world's highest mountain has reached a fever-pitch among adventurers. Three young friends, eager to take their shot at the top, accept funding from a grieving mother whose son fell to his death on Mt. Everest two years earlier. But she refuses to believe he's dead, and wants them to bring him back alive. As they set off toward Everest, the men encounter other hikers who are seeking the boy's body for their own mysterious reasons. What valuable item could he have been carrying? What is the truth behind the many disapperances on the mountain? As they journey to the top of the world, the three friends face abominable choices, actions--and possibly creatures. A bone-chilling, pulse-pounding story of supernatural suspense, THE ABOMINABLE is Dan Simmons at his best.
Publish date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 663
Edition language: English
This has a wealth of low ratings with the main complaint seeming to be the ridiculously slow pacing. It is a valid complaint. All my clothes went out of style over the course of this novel.I'm going five stars anyway. It think this was Simmons at his best regarding impeccable research, historical...
Dan Simmons does it again! This does not come as a surprise anymore, but it does come as a delight every time. Here we have another historical novel, which seems to be Simmons' latest fad, though he can hardly be accused of repeating himself, given the range of setting, time period and perspective...
This one I picked up mostly for the fact that I had enjoyed the previous novels of Dan Simmons, and besides, tales of mountains and climbing them have always interested me. This one is set in 1924 and three skilled mountaineers discover that George Mallory and Sandy Irvine have vanished on Mount Eve...
"It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mount Everest. By the following year, three climbers--a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young Fre...
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