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First to Summit Everest...

Summit: A Novel - Harry Farthing

If you have any interest in mountain climbing and/or the Third Reich then this book is a must read. Farthing weaves a fascinating tale about the Nazi's attempting to best the British at being the first to summit Mt. Everest. The story is told in two parallel, past and present, story lines which intersect in a dramatic conclusion. This story is so well-written and the characters and settings are so well-developed that you can literally imagine this happening. From what I read Farthing has climbing experience and it really comes through in the book. I've always enjoyed reading about climbing expeditions to Everest but I never actually wanted to join one until I read this book- even if I only reach Base Camp. Lol   

 

*I received this ARC from NetGalley & Blackstone Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

 

 

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