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The Abominable

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The spoilers below include major plot points that will either ruin the novel, or save you a deal of time and money, depending on your point of view (and on how fast you read, or whether you got this book from the library). I wouldn’t recommend this book because it was a bit slow and boring but if people like that kind of stuff then yes I think they would like it. Also, after so much detail about how exhausting it is to be in the death zone, the plot of being chased by Nazis up the mountain seems completely unrealistic.

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A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. They know that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis are a threat to the whole world, long before they actually become a threat to the whole world.The group’s leader, Richard, had gone on a previous Everest attempt with Mallory, and he seems shaken by the news of his old colleague’s death. She had a sly sense of humor but also a sort of sweetness about her writing that made it very palatable. Another interesting one from Date Night With A Book, there are no prizes for guessing what you get with this box.

THE ABOMINABLE | Kirkus Reviews

But then I got to that bit at the end where Father sees Aggie, and is "unbearably moved" because she looks exactly like Lady Agatha did a hundred years ago, when he first carried her off and it just seemed so achingly apt that I had to shed a quiet tear or two.I loved this tale of mountaineering, of friendship, of mysterious hidden objects and history very much.

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The long journey allows the yetis to come across a variety of strange customs and characters, and unfortunately see the worst that humanity has to offer.Smith’s climbing buddies are the Englishman Richard Davis Deacon (character attributes: stiff upper lip; pipe) and the Frenchman Jean-Claude Clairoux (character attributes: emotional volatility; says merde! Having finished the book, I now curse every one of those pages, strewn as they are with hints, red herrings, and exhaustive disquisitions on different types of ice axes and crampons. Her long-estranged younger sister, Isabelle, who has been kicked out of multiple convent schools, is sent to Le Jardin by Julien, their father in Paris, a drunken, decidedly unpaternal Great War veteran.

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