I’ll be the first to admit that i was drawn to The Mountain Story because of the cover. Then, the fact that it was by Lori Lansens solidified my decision. I’ve not read many of her other books, but her reputation is solid. And, oh boy, The Mountain Story was a stunning read. Part adventure story, part a meditation on family.
Wolf finds himself trapped on a mountain for five days with three women. Their fight for survival is real, but intersperse with edge-of-your-seat action Wolf reflects on his life and how he got to this point. The women in the story similarly reveal bits about themselves and the world they normally inhabit.
Who would like this book? In spite of the fact that The Mountain Story is fiction, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer kept popping into my head. That is how tense and adventure filled this book is. True, the location is not as exotic as Mount Everest, but the situation is equally as dire. And it is not just the situation, but also the characters that make The Mountain Story so compelling.
Yay, I’m glad you liked it! Another thing I think made this so good was that getting lost on a mountain/in the woods when you’re out hiking could so easily happen.
And that they could see the lights of the city!
Not a book or author Id heard of before so intrigued! Your reference to mountain and then Everest made me think of Joe Simpson’s Touching The Void – probably the only edge-of-your-seat non-fiction book I’ve ever read!
Yes, very much like Touching The Void.
I’ve heard about this book a few times but hearing you compare it to Jon Krakauer just made me actually want to pick it up! So glad you enjoyed it :).
I enjoyed THE GIRLS, but love survival-type stories, so this sounds like it might be for me! I hadn’t heard of it before. Thanks for drawing it to my attention!
It has just come out this week, which may be why you haven’t heard of it. Enjoy!
My book club is reading Into Thin Air this month, so if I like it, I’ll think about picking this up too 🙂
I read Into Thin Air years ago and it started my obsession with Everest. Both books are about survival, but The Mountain story is about just regular people who get lost on a day hike. It could happen to any of us.
Oh Yes. It seems a perfect book for summer. I plan to gobble this one up! Into Thin Air was totally gripping. If you’re not gripped by that book then …. no blood pressure.
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