Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share the books we’re excited about with other bloggers and readers! I’m beyond excited about my pick for this week. Dan Simmons is one of my all-time fave writers, and has been for many years. He tends to write…well, very long books. But it doesn’t seem as if you’re reading a very long book, because the pages literally fly by in no time at all. Here’s his newest book that will be coming out this fall:
The Abominable by Dan Simmons. Release date: October 22 2013 (Little, Brown & Company). OK, first off, love the cover. I can tell this story will terrify me simply because it takes place in the snow, and I absolutely hate to be cold! Not too sure about the title, it’s hard to say the word “abominable” and even harder to type it, LOL! Here’s the description from Goodreads:
A thrilling tale of supernatural adventure, set on the snowy peaks of Mount Everest from the bestselling author of The Terror.
It’s 1926, and the desire to summit the world’s highest mountain has reached a fever-pitch among adventurers. Three young friends, eager to take their shot at the top, accept funding from a grieving mother whose son fell to his death on Mt. Everest two years earlier. But she refuses to believe he’s dead, and wants them to bring him back alive.
As they set off toward Everest, the men encounter other hikers who are seeking the boy’s body for their own mysterious reasons. What valuable item could he have been carrying? What is the truth behind the many disappearances on the mountain? As they journey to the top of the world, the three friends face abominable choices, actions–and possibly creatures. A bone-chilling, pulse-pounding story of supernatural suspense, THE ABOMINABLE is Dan Simmons at his best.
The story seems to echo the mood of The Terror, his wonderful book that takes place in the Arctic Circle and is truly one of the best horror stories I’ve ever read. So, peeps, what are you waiting on this week?