Thin Air (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2017-10-05
Förlag
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensioner
202 x 142 x 18 mm
Vikt
226 g
ISBN
9781409163367
Thin Air (häftad)

Thin Air

The most chilling and compelling ghost story of the year

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The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets.
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Class, fortitude, morality and brotherly animosity are the major themes in this highly readable novel * ATTITUDE * Paver's perfectly realises the quintessential priviledged gentleman-explorer characters - their casual racism and snobbery shocking to a modern reader, yet very authentic feeling * SCHOOL LIBRARIAN * Paver is superb at describing the Himalayan landscape...This is a finely wrought example of the classic, Jamesian ghost story...made extra special and disturbing by the bleak, wintery setting. -- Peter Tennant * BLACK STATIC * Michelle Paver is one of my favourite writers at the moment...Terrify your loved ones this Christmas with some of Paver's best * STARBURST * Paver constructs her narrative expertly. The human drama is engaging, while the scares are unfurled slowly but surely, to chilling effect. * CATHOLIC HERALD * This book is guaranteed to give you chills! Don't read it just before going to bed... * MARTIN BELCHER blog * Atmospheric * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT * This one is a cracker * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Terror on a grander scale -- Andrew Michael Hurley * THE GUARDIAN * The book transports the reader into cold, inimical terrain, forcing them to question the evidence of their over-stimulated senses * METRO * Paver's elegantly crafted ghost story holds you in a vice-tight grip until the end...Thin Air is an edge-of-your-seat reading experience that will leave your frosty-fingered and shivering as you hurriedly leaf through its pages to reach its startling climax -- Katherine McLaughlin * SCI FI NOW * After finding herself mesmerised by the history, vastness and the terrifying solitude of the Himalayas, Michelle Paver uses it as the setting for this undeniably gripping account of a 1935 expedition up Kangchenjunga...Step in with excitement, yet the greatest of caution... * ABERDEEN PRESS & JOURNAL * This is a slim book, and a simple story, but it has all the elegance of a classic ghost story -- Miriam McDonald * SFX * I cannot recommend this book enough. If you enjoyed Michelle's previous ghost story, Dark Matter, you'll love this one. If you love anything supernatural, a bit scary, ghostly, then you'll enjoy it too. It's a fantastic read thats absorbing and totally paralysing. Beautifully, lyrically written. A five star read if ever there was one! * EMPIRE OF BOOKS * If you've read Michelle Paver's previous ghost story Dark Matter, you'll know how well she can build a creepy, unsettling atmosphere - and she's done it again here, in a very different environment. I for one couldn't put the story down but needed to read on to the final resolution before trying to sleep! * OUR BOOK REVIEWS ON LINE * The first thing that impressed me was the sustained recreation of the 1930s: male camaraderie and old pals. It is linguistically perfect, since you completely believe in the characters and hte mindsets of this group of climbers. The research is thorough and the descriptions so rich that you can imagine every step on the ice and rocks and every nuance of creating the base camps and additional camps during the ascent. * NUDGE * If you have ever wanted to climb a mountain or to have some sort of insight into the preparation both mentally and physically, of the extreme effort it takes to even attempt something like this, then this is the book for you. * THE BOOK TRAIL * And my enjoyment and shiver mounted with the appearance of the terrifying object, deployed so brilliantly in one of the best and most shivery 'ghosts' I have ever read - W.W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw. Paver has an object, and I whimpered anxiously as it brought the added accretion of my memory of Jacobs' story into the room. * LADY FANCIFULL * A clever, chilling, compelling read -- Katherine Sunderland * BIBLIOMANIAC * This book was both a fantastic description of the majesty of the Himalayas and a wonderfully creepy ghost story. In equal measures it showed why some are irresistibly drawn to these mountains and why, possibly, they shouldn't be.

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Born in Malawi to a Belgian mother and a father who ran the tiny 'Nyasaland Times', Michelle Paver moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big City law firm. She gave up the City to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. She is the author of the brilliantly successful children's series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, and also the bestselling ghost story Dark Matter. Following a trek in the Himalayas, she returns with her second, Thin Air, a chilling tale set on the icy slopes of Kangchenjunga.