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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Mountain Story


If you like survival stories, “reality TV’s Survivorman, is probably for you.  It follows Les  Stroud, left on his own, with minimal equipment, in the wilderness to videotape his survival experience. Ok it’s pretty hokey with lots of huffing, puffy, grunting and groaning and trumped up dangers in unlikely situations.  For a real survival story I’d recommend Lori Lansens captivating novel The Mountain Story. Five days. Four hikers.  Three survivors.  And   a gripping tale of adventure, sacrifice and survival set in the unforgiving wilderness of a mountain.    

Nola has gone up the mountain to commemorate her wedding anniversary, the first since her beloved husband passed.  Her daughter Bridget is training for a triathlon. Vonn, her granddaughter  is working out her teenage rebellion at eight thousand feet.  Still reeling with guilt for the  tragic accident that robbed him of his best friend, Wolf Truly is the only experienced hiker among them.   Returning to the site of the accident he plans to take his own life. By chance he meets the three women whereupon they become stranded in a freezing blizzard on the mountain without food or water or shelter……
I think this book meets the definition of a page turner…J


Happy Holidays to each and every one!

6 comments:

George said...

This does sound like a fascinating read. Thanks for the heads-up.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Bubba Muntzer said...

That's a very good review, and I don't even have to know who Les Stroud is. And I'm thoroughly convinced this lady has a very active imagination. I wish she'd written my life story and peopled it with characters like this and edited out some of the huffing, puffy, grunting and groaning. Thanks Sr T.

NCmountainwoman said...

Happy New Year! I'll definitely look up this one after I finish three projects I have in front of me.

Carla from The River said...

A great review!! I will be checking this book out. Thank You :-)

Cynthia said...

Going to have to look for this one. It sounds really good.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Good review
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