The Abominable: A Novel

The Abominable: A Novel

ALA Reading List Award for History, Short List

A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror

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 Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War,… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


By the end, I felt Simmons had led me on an epic journey, and I was grateful for it.

The Abominable is a frustrating novel for its multiple misdirections and contradictions, and the dense nature of what is ultimately a thriller novel undermines much of the potential tension inherit in such a novel.

If anything, the book feels like a first or second draft: The structure of the story is there, but Simmons hasn’t been rigorous enough in editing his style to turn The Abominable into a polished work.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 22, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9780316198851

Page count: 704 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Language: English


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