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The Abominable
The Abominable: A Novel | Dan Simmons
11 posts | 14 read | 24 to read
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, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.
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WanderingBookaneer
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#TrickyCat likes to hang out with fictional characters. #CatsOfLitsy

8little_paws Ohhh what a sweet little face 3mo
Tamra 😻 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻👏❤️ 3mo
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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When you‘re about to settle in to read, but you can‘t bring yourself to disturb your comfy dog to get a blanket for yourself.

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EH2018
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Thank you @bookcollecter for this awesome #thankfulforbooks package! Capote is a great storyteller, I am really looking forward to this one, and the Abominable has me intrigued! The Ehrenreich that I've read was informative and I'm sure this will be as well. I am inspired to reread Gatsby and follow it up with Corrigan's study! Thank Sara & Emma for me for the feminine touches 😉 Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you @JamieLou for hosting this swap!

JamieLou Awesome 😍 13mo
bookcollecter Glad you enjoy 😁 13mo
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Joysiam
Mehso-so

If you enjoy learning about mountain climbing you will enjoy this book!

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Indexasaurus
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I only have 2 more weeks left as a gainfully employed librarian before I move to Wisconsin. Need to finish this (and a few others) before I have to return all my library books! 😕

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Jamesmelvinmitchell
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Well not sure if anyone out there has read this but I just started it tonight and wondering if anyone has an opinion good or bad. I just got done with The Terror by this same author a couple of weeks ago, so any thoughts?

ReadingOver50 Sounds like a good one 😄 2y
PirateJenny I haven't and I've only read a few books by him but they were excellent. I would go for it 2y
BookishTrish This looks good! 2y
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respekt1111
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#TopTenTuesday this week was a freebie, so I picked the top ten grossest books I have read. You know, the ones that scar your brain for life😁 https://respekt1111.com/2017/01/25/idiosyncratic-top-ten-tuesday-10-books-to-mak...

Joybishoptx Haha! Yeah. Naked Lunch is really really bad. 3y
respekt1111 @Joybishoptx I know. I spent the whole book like WTF. It's not so much the content as the sentiment that sticks with me. 3y
Joybishoptx Haunted was pretty bad too. I need to get around the Bird Box and The Troop 3y
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respekt1111 @Joybishoptx Bird Box was one of my favorites of 2016. I recommend it to everyone I meet! 3y
Joybishoptx @respekt1111 I own it. It's high on the TBR list 3y
tricours I'm reading Bird Box now! How was Abominable? 3y
respekt1111 @tricours Excessively detailed and descriptive, but well worth it! It got me started on a Mount Everest reading kick and I never looked back! 3y
tricours I loved his The Terror, but it was also extremely detailed! 3y
respekt1111 @tricours I loved The Terror too! He's one of the most genre-spanning authors I've read. 3y
LauraJ I love your taste in books 📚 3y
respekt1111 @LauraJ Hey, thanks!😀 3y
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HotMessJess
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Why I should never be allowed to drink and Barnes and Noble 😐. My TBR pile is 17ft high and I go do sh*t like this.

On the flip- I haven't been reading much this month. My gram grams (aka my world) is sick and I'm trying to find my balance in dealing with her illness. Been a lot of video games (my other guilty pleasure) and wine. But tonight hubs and I bought a book for ourselves and one to donate to a a kiddo. Literacy is power, yall. ❤️❤️

kspenmoll So sorry about your grandmother. You deserve sine new books! 3y
MrBook Oh no! Hope your grandmother's doing better! (I have the Simmons book on my nightstand. He's comparable to SK.) 3y
HotMessJess @MrBook thanks ❤️❤️ she has extremely advanced dementia, sadly, but it's what my great grams (her mom) passed away from as well. It's a fact of life, and I have good and bad days with it, but in general doing ok! 3y
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MMenefee
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#FunFridayPhoto This cold weather read left me shivering from the descriptions of the cold and fear.

StaceyKondla I loved this book! Very intense! 3y
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Kris10Reads
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Mehso-so

Well...I think it was about 300 pages too long. The dialogue was clunky in many places and the massive info dumps were exhausting, but the story was interesting. Almost gave up. Mostly glad I didn't.

MrBook Simmons does pretty good work 😊👍🏻. 3y
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wisebravegirl
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My favorite summer reads are books that take place in cold climates. It's hot outside today but I'm freezing with The Abominable!

NadinetheReader It has been preeeetty warm lately this summer where I live- and it's super humid too. Thankfully I can stay inside and read all summer😄 3y
wisebravegirl @Nadinereads staying inside during the heat and just reading is the best! Sometimes I forget it's so hot outside! 3y
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