This is a fictionalized account of George Mallory's third attempt at Everest in 1924, regarded at that time as the "third pole" and its conquest important for British pride. The sections on climbing seem very well done, although I found the part on Mrs. Mallory's life at home less interesting. There are a few examples of modern language although they do not spoil the rhythm of the story.
Watched a wonderful documentary on TV on this fascinating story
I knew I would like this book and I wasn't disappointed. I loved it! It partners perfectly with Into the Silence by Wade Davis, one of my favourite reads from 2012. Looking forward to more from Tanis Rideout!
I loved this book. Especially the duality of the story line. I was so engaged in the story that i spent a lot of time during the read on you tube watching video of and about the Everest expedition.
Absolutely gripping and really well written. I am not particularly interested in the whole Everest thing but got it because it was in the Globe's best books section. Loved it!
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