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Dead Mountain
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident | Donnie Eichar
In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incidentunexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clotheshave led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This New York Times bestseller is a gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.
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Olivia306
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Nine experienced hikers disappear in 1959 in the Ural Mountains and they‘re later found dead in inexplicable circumstances. Mr. Eichar paints a clear and thoroughly researched picture of that time, bringing back to memory those young people that perished in such a mysterious and awful way. Not only that, but he doesn‘t fall into sensationalism, ultimately suggesting a scientific explanation that makes sense, while also disapproving other theories.

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Olivia306
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My current read because if I read an article about a mysterious happening on the internet then I want to know everything about that. 👀 Also, this is a very interesting book and it looks thoroughly researched so far. Though Tricky doesn‘t seem so interested in it by the way he fell asleep on my feet. 🤓

Reagan I loved this book. His theory about what happened was enough to sway me to his side. Very well researched. 1mo
Olivia306 @Reagan You made me really curious now. 😊 I‘ve only just started it (I‘m 60 pages in) but I already find myself unable to put it down. 1mo
Chrissyreadit I heard about this on the mfm podcast. What is the authors theory? 1mo
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Olivia306 @Chrissyreadit I‘m only halfway but he hasn‘t mention his theory yet. I‘ll let you know once I find out. 😊 I‘m really curious myself. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Olivia306 thanks- hope you are enjoying it! 1mo
Olivia306 @Chrissyreadit Yeah, it was a good read. 😊Eichar suggests that it might have been infrasound generated by something called Karman vortex street, basically imperceptible sound waves generated by strong winds hitting an abrupt slope - this type of sound has an extreme effect on human psychology. 1mo
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Librarybelle
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A friend of mine read this years ago and thought it was such an amazing story..

In 1959, a group of experienced hikers set out in the Russian aural Mountains. Months later, their bodies were discovered #frozen and in such an odd and mysterious way that so many theories abound. I know I want to read this, though something tells me I‘d have to read it in the daylight, since some theories are a little unsettling. #Movember

Hooked_on_books I have this and you‘ve made me want to move it up the TBR. 2mo
valeriegeary Oh my gosh! A friend was telling me about this incident when we were hiking in the woods! I have to read this book! 2mo
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BarbaraBB Sounds very intriguing and indeed perfect for next year! #ReadingEurope2020 2mo
ljuliel I read this a few years ago. Interesting book ! 2mo
Reagan I loved this book. His final theory was very, very interesting and pretty realistic. 2mo
Crazeedi I'm keeping list of some of your suggestions! 2mo
Librarybelle @Crazeedi 😁❤️ 2mo
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Rachel_Anne789
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This is my current read for Nonfiction November. It will fill the prompt for “True”. I can‘t wait to find out what happened to the hikers! ❄️

#Mondayreads

allureofbeauty I really want to read this 2mo
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JoScho
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This non-fiction book about the Dyatlov Pass incident gave me major #chills
#spooktober

Chrissyreadit I just listened to a summary of this on a my favorite murder episode. So creepy 3mo
JoScho @Chrissyreadit it really is so weird and unnerving. 3mo
Eggs Stacked!! 3mo
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GinaKButler
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Excited to catch #ExpeditionUnknown tonight! They are featuring the tragic hiking incident from the book Dead Mountain.

JoScho Nice! That book fascinated me. 5mo
Reagan I loved the book. He did a great job going over all the various theories and I found his final theory highly plausible. 4mo
GinaKButler @Reagan-reads I agree. I was disappointed when it was originally dismissed on the show. I loved that book, too! 4mo
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LitLogophile
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Finished this great book on this lovely Sunday morning with my kitty, a delicious coffee, and my sweet boyfriend who made it for me while watching The Office in the background. I read an article about the incredible mystery of the Russian Dyatlov Pass Incident recently, which referenced this book. I was intrigued and realized I already owned the ebook. The book is well-researched and has a satisfying ending. Would highly recommend.

Blueberry @JoScho posted about it yesterday so I researched/googled about it. Very interesting. Added to my tbr. 8mo
LitLogophile @Blueberry it‘s a great, quick little read, too 8mo
JoScho @Blueberry I hope you enjoy it. 8mo
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JoScho
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I rarely read nonfiction but saw someone post about this book on Litsy and was intrigued by the story. It is a baffling true story about nine people that fled their tents in below zero temperatures without being properly dressed. The mystery is what would push them to do such a thing. I thought it was well researched and very interesting to think about the possible reasons for them to have fled.

BookishTrish I love this book and am fascinated by this incident #Russia 8mo
Craftylikefox It is a crazy mystery of what happened. I heard about it through the lore podcast and the pleasing terror podcast. Now I‘m going to have to pick up that book! 8mo
JoScho @Craftylikefox @BookishTrish it is just so mind boggling! 8mo
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BookishTrish You might also like this B-horror 8mo
Geeklet I was so fascinated by this story! It‘s such a sad mystery. I‘m always the Occam‘s Razor type of person when it comes to mysteries but I‘m always interested in alternative ideas. It‘s such a tragedy though, what those poor people went through. 8mo
JoScho @BookishTrish that sounds awesome! Thanks for the rec! 8mo
JoScho @Geeklet it must have been awful and they were all so young. 8mo
Reagan This book is my favourite read of the year so far. Glad you enjoyed it? 8mo
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Reagan
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I read 9 books this month (I‘ll finish 10 today) and the highlight was Dead Mountain, about the Dyatlov Pass incident. I would also really enjoyed The Passage and The Royal We. #marchwrapup

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Reagan
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All of the stars!! If you aren‘t familiar, in 1959, nine experienced hikers in the Ural Mountains left their tent, in various stages of undress, and died under mysterious circumstances. This book does a great job of addressing all the various conspiracy theories surrounding the deaths, and there are many! I thought it was well researched, and very well written. I will also say that I think the conclusion that Eichar arrives at is the best.

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Reagan
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My stress level today is really high. It‘s extended family stuff and nothing out of the ordinary just shot that builds. This makes me feel like I‘m failing on all fronts at work 😞 now hopefully my reading break will help AND I get to volunteer at the public library tonight so that‘s good.

LiteraryinLititz So sorry it‘s been stressful. I always find that stress in one area makes its way into other areas too. Hope the reading time and library shift help center you! 11mo
Lizpixie Families can suck. As a fellow sufferer, I feel your pain. Stay strong and don‘t let the bastards get you down!✊ 11mo
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tiffanyreadsbooks
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Currently reading

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BestDogDad
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1. -29F / -34C 🥶 wind chill -37F / -39C
2. 75F / 24C 🌞
3. 55F / 13C (usually 68F but natural gas company has asked people to set at 55F due to supply issues)
4. 75F / 24C and sunny, reading on our patio with a cold beverage.
5. I love reading long, engulfing, tomes in the dead of winter. Dead Mountain is a true story about some Russian hikers who froze to death under mysterious circumstances.

#hellothursday

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 12mo
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lost.in.a.book
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As a hiker, I have always been intrigued by the Dyatlov Pass Incident. The author, Donnie Eichar, gives his theory about what happened to the 9 hikers that mysteriously died in the Ural Mountains located in the Soviet Union back in 1959. It all makes perfect sense now...

vivastory I've always been fascinated by this, I've been meaning to read this. 12mo
Gissy I want to read this one! 12mo
BestDogDad I‘m really glad I read this. I buy the theory he presented and was sick of hearing all the wild speculation over the years. 12mo
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Easytiger
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My insomnia is rampant this past week.... tons of reading is getting done but damn I miss sleep. Deep peaceful sleep 😴 on to finish another unfinished read.

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WanderingBookaneer
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tammysue 👍🏻😂 2y
Reecaspieces Amen! 2y
tracyrowanreads Yeah, I feel ya. 2y
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kitten1
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Thorough and great read. I read this one a few times. It went into every little crevice of the case without rambling. Great one.

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Laura317
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The last book on my last tbr - #kindletbrbingo I have heard about this tragedy before, but when someone me@ruined this book, I had to get it.

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lauraleebc
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This cheerful group of Russian students perished on a hiking expedition in 1959. The baffling circumstances surrounding their deaths have transfixed many people over the years, including myself. The author presents the facts with great clarity and respect for the deceased, and offers a well-researched and convincing theory of what happened during the “Dyatlov Pass Incident.” This book is interesting, frightening, & deeply sad. An excellent read.

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bookandbedandtea
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I don't read a lot of nonfiction but I've always been fascinated by this mystery. I'm halfway through and it's very interesting.

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BilboBookends
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"If I could ask God just one question it would be what really happened to my friends that night?"
-Yuri Yudin

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Kaye
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An intriguing look at an unsolved mystery of sorts. 1959, , 9 Russian college kids, decide to hike up into the mountains . They were experienced , and brought proper supplies. They never returned. When a search party found them, everything was in place, but the tent had big cuts in it, and the bodies were found without shoes, some without clothes, scattered around the area as if running away. Some of the bodies had weird injuries.
Never solved.

Kaye Rating 3.5. The author tries to solve the case, and it sounded hokey to me. 2y
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BestDogDad
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The story of the hikers' doomed expedition is fascinating and the mystery centers around the bizarre condition their corpses were found in and some strange clues centered around their camp site. While the hikers were all experienced, their behavior seemed out of character and their fate seemed to be unimaginable, or at least unlikely, for a group with outdoors skills such as they had, even in the extreme conditions they faced. An excellent read.

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BestDogDad
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Regarding my previous post: this explains the quantity of great (but ultimately sad) photos.

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BestDogDad
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The photos in this ebook are fantastic. And the quality is maintained even when you click and zoom. I'm impressed.

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BestDogDad
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I've run across the street in shorts and slippers to get the mail in -25F weather, so I can relate. Or maybe not.

RealBooks4ever This book sounds fascinating! 😻 2y
BestDogDad @RealBooks4ever it's really interesting....the mystery is so bizarre and then you have your Cold War / glasnost Russian issues mixed in, with an American investigator to top it off 2y
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BestDogDad
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Going with an e-book rather than paper as I have a long trip ahead (and I'll probably buy books while traveling). Not a fan of reading on an iPhone but it will do.

tpixie Yes After awhile you get to used to iPhone reading- all that page turning!! But at least you always have it with you. 2y
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CaitlinElizabeth
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Finished this before work this morning. I'd definitely recommend it! Although it's quite unsettling, and I did have a bit of trouble sleeping while reading. All of this was to be expected because of the a) material and b) my intense imagination

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CaitlinElizabeth
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So, as most of you know, I listen to the unexplained podcast and I recently listened to the episode about the Dyatlov Pass incident. I can honestly say I have never been so unsettled yet so intrigued by a real life mystery. So, naturally I went out and bought the book mentioned in the podcast

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BookishJess
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Ooh Dead Mountain is one of the monthly deals as well. This book was great! If you want to learn more about the Dyatlov Pass incident I highly recommend this one.

vivastory Definitely will be picking this up! 3y
BookishJess @vivastory It's really good! The author did a great job of telling the story. I couldn't put it down! 3y
vivastory @BookishJess Just bought it, thanks for posting. I've been fascinated by Dyatlov ever since I first heard about it 3y
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Laura317 I never heard about this, but it sounds bizarre. I am grabbing it. Thanks for sharing! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled SO well done! Loved this book!! Definitely pick it up! 3y
BookishJess @vivastory So was I! Enjoy the read! 3y
BookishJess @Laura317 It is incredibly bizarre! There have been countless theories about what really happened to them and this book goes over the incident well. 3y
BookishJess @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I did too! So so good! 3y
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tricours
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Fascinating story, and this is a very accessible book about it.

Suet624 Thanks for the reminder! I want to read this!!! 3y
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tricours
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We're heading to Bruges and we're EXTREMELY lucky to get actual seats on the train.

Cinfhen Have fun! 3y
LeahBergen Oh, I love Bruges. Enjoy yourself! 3y
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tricours
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A glass of wine in Norway is usually a depressingly small and expensive thing (I think because of laws regulating the sale of alcohol, unless that only applies to drinks, which by law have to be weak), but at the airport they have LARGE as an alternative when buying wine! On to some frozen horror while calming my traveling nerves.

Tanzy13 🍷 3y
CouronneDhiver Safe travels! 3y
tricours @CouronneDhiver thanks! 😊 3y
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Flaneurette Funny- I got the impression from Karl Ove Knausgaard that drinking is a national sport in Norway /sarcasm 😂😜 3y
tricours @Flaneur It is! It just costs a lot! 3y
LeahBergen That's the only size of wine to have before flying. Nothing smaller! 😉 3y
moranadatter Safe travels! 3y
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tricours
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No reading today due to the Norwegian Constitution Day, one of the biggest displays of nationalism and expensive clothing you'll ever see. Walter doesn't handle it well. Hope to get to read some later.

drokka Happy Norwegian Constitution Day! 3y
MyBookLife Är det sjuttonde maj redan!!?? Borde vara bättre väder ? Hoppas du får en bra dag och att du hinner med lite läsning ??☀️? 3y
tricours @MyBookLife det slutade i alla fall att regna i några timmar! 3y
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MyBookLife @tricours Mer kan man kanske inte begära här i Norden. Får se hur vädret blir den sjätte juni ? 3y
ramyasbookshelf Would love to see more pics of all the fancy attires :)) 3y
tricours @ramyasbookshelf i wasn't able to get any good pics myself, but people wear costumes such as these https://www.norskflid.no/fileshare/cache/0_800_False_False_1_85__fileshare_filar..., costing like 3000-6000 USD... 3y
Moray_Reads They're beautiful but that price is crazy! 3y
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tricours
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Finally starting this book on the Dyatlov pass incident! (I've got a second one, a Russian book, on the way as well)

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BookishJess
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Told in alternating narratives of the Dyatlov group's journey, the search and rescue effort, and the author's investigation, made for a very engaging nonfiction read. An in depth investigation into what happened to the hikers that did not give undue plausibility to conspiracy theories and instead gives a plausible theory as to what happened that night. Also gives interesting bits of information about Russia in the 1950's and earlier. 👇🏻

BookishJess Such a sad story. I can't imagine the terror and pain the hikers went through and the sadness and grief their families and friends dealt with in the aftermath. 3y
Suet624 I have to find this book. 3y
BookishJess @Suet624 I got it as a Kindle daily deal a while ago it might go on sale again sometime. I definitely recommend it! 3y
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BookishJess
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This is well written nonfiction. I've blazed through this book in the past few days which rarely happens for me with nonfic. I'll most likely finish this weekend.

The author describes in detail the search for the group in 1959. So sad what the hikers' families & friends had to go through 😢

Suet624 Ooohh. I want this book. 3y
BookishJess @Suet624 It's really good! 3y
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BookishJess
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Just started Dead Mountain last night - a nonfiction book about the Dyatlov Pass incident in 1959. It's been a while since a nonfiction book has gripped me from the beginning. I had to force myself to stop reading because it was getting too late.

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BookishJess
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Picked up these two Kindle deals today! Both sound really interesting.

kendrastephaniekaryn Thanks for the heads up! I just bought Dead Mountain on my Kobo. 3y
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BookishJess @kendrastephaniekaryn You're welcome! Looks like a really interesting read. 3y
BookishJess @KarenUK I'm excited to read it! 3y
Bookzombie I watched a kind of crappy horror movie a few weeks ago that brought the Dylatov Pass Incident to my attention. I had never heard of it, going to look for the book now. Thanks! (edited) 3y
BookishJess @Bookzombie You're welcome! I didn't know there was a book about it until this deal. 3y
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lauralovesbooks1
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Riveting audio book. This was recommended to me when I told someone I liked the Krakauer book about Everest. Dead Mountain was equally compelling.

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kristinshafel
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Just woke up and starting hour 15 here in Singapore! #readathon #smoothie

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kristinshafel
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Another spooky read for #booktober! I watched the movie inspired by this mystery a couple years ago (Devil's Pass) and have been fascinated since. And I have this fascination with mountain climbing too for some reason... not that I've ever climbed myself... I'll just live vicariously through books on that.

BrittanyReads Astonishing Legends had a fantastic two part podcast about this incident. I loved it. A very intriguing thing indeed!! 3y
kristinshafel @BBL4nkensh1p Oooh—I'll look that up! Thanks! 3y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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On sale today! Highly recommend, if youre into stories like this. This one is well-written and researched. 5 stars from me.

LitLogophile Thanks for this! I was wondering if this was any good when I saw it on Bookbub today 3y
tricours Thanks! It wasn't on my bookbub so I would have missed it! I've read about this book and about the event, so I'm really glad I finally got it 😀 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @lostlogophile @tricours Hope you enjoy - I found it riveting! Glad I could alert you to this! 3y
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tasha
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It's a #rainy and #grey day. Perfect for a good mystery. I highly recommend this one for anyone who's looking for a plausible answer to this #incident. #deadmountain #dyatlovpass #mystery #jackskellington #bibliophile #booklove #bookcloseup #bookstagram #LitsyFeature

OutlandishLit I want to read this so badly!! 3y
tasha @OutlandishLit it's very well done. The possible answer that he comes up with is completely believable :) 3y
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1MoreChapter
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Fitting day to finish this book, a water spout at the end of my street...the ocean is just behind those trees, thank goodness it dissipated! So my thoughts on the book is that the authors theory is plausible but it still leaves you wondering what if it was something more sinister? 🤔 #litsyfeature

MrBook Nice review 😊👍🏻! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin This is incredible! And a little terrifying. Glad you're okay. 😳 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 Wow! We have tornados here in Texas, but I've never seen one of those. Just a tornado over water, right? 😳 3y
Godmotherx5 Awesome as long as you're safe. 3y
Gezemice Wow! 3y
tpixie Wow! Great photo! 3y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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I've been told many times that I am overly sensitive. So now I make sure to have good company when I read something I'm pretty sure is going to make me sad. #dogsoflitsy #happynationaldogday

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Bette
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"Read this," she* said. "Everyone dies," she* said. And I'm like: spoiler??!! "No," she* said, "That's just the beginning!" I never put it down.
(*She is my boss, fellow librarian, ravenous reader.) ?

Zelma Sold! 3y
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readtheworld
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An investigation into the Dyatlov Pass Incident of 1959, in which nine young hikers died under mysterious circumstances in Russia's Ural Mountains.

Absolutely gripping and highly recommended on audio (though not at all recommended for hiking trips).

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2a2VCvr

MrBook Interesting! 4y
librariankris I couldn't put it down. Fascinating! 4y
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readingonarainyday
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A gripping account of the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident in which nine hikers were found dead in mysterious circumstances. This is, even now, considered to be an unsolved case, with many different theories out there regarding what may happened. Hard to put down!

Lakesidemusing Sounds fascinating! 4y
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