[Reading] ➻ Above All Things By Tanis Rideout – Golanvideoagency.info

Above All Things The Paris Wifemeets Into Thin Airin This Breathtaking Debut Novel Of Obsession And Divided Loyalties, Which Brilliantly Weaves Together The Harrowing Story Of George Mallory S Ill Fated Attempt To Be The First Man To Conquer Mount Everest, With That Of A Single Day In The Life Of His Wife As She Waits At Home In England For News Of His Return A Captivating Blend Of Historical Fact And Imaginative Fiction, Above All Things Moves Seamlessly Back And Forth Between The Epic Story Of Mallory S Legendary Final Expedition And A Heartbreaking Account Of A Day In The Life Of Ruth Mallory Through George S Perspective, And That Of The Newest Member Of The Climbing Team, Sandy Irvine, We Get An Astonishing Picture Of The Terrible Risks Taken By The Men On The Treacherous Terrain Of The Himalaya But It Is Through Ruth S Eyes That A Complex Portrait Of A Marriage Emerges, One Forged On The Eve Of The First World War, Shadowed By Its Losses, And Haunted By The Ever Present Possibility That George Might Not Come Home Drawing On Years Of Research, This Powerful And Beautifully Written Novel Is A Timeless Story Of Desire, Redemption, And The Lengths We Are Willing To Go For Honour, Glory, And Love


About the Author: Tanis Rideout

Tanis Rideout is a poet and writer living and working in Toronto In the fall of 2005 she released her first full length book of poetry Delineation, exploring the lives and loves of comic book super heroines, which was praised as a tantalizing, harrowing read It has been featured on CBC Radio s Bandwidth with Alan Neal and Definitely Not the Opera with Sook Yin Lee.In the spring of 2005 Rideout



10 thoughts on “Above All Things

  1. says:

    You don t need to be a mountain climber to get hooked on the subject, especially when it comes to Mount Everest Three years ago I read Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air and was hooked Since then I have read seven books on Everest, followed online coverage each season, and watched a handful of films However, Above All Things is the first dedicated piece of Ever


  2. says:

    In 1924, George Mallory set out on an expedition with seven other men for a third British attempt at reaching the peak of Mount Everest Really, it was an easy decision for him, much to his wife, Ruth s, dismay like many climbers, but perhaps than most, George is driven to climb Everest, the tallest mountain in the world His two previous defeats only make him determined, though a


  3. says:

    Three word review Romantic, disjointed, slow.While I liked reading Above All Things, I don t think it s a stand out book or one that I will really think much about again The characters of George and Ruth really held the book together The narrative felt flaky but the well developed characters really drove it along and made me want to keep reading You can really feel the connection between G


  4. says:

    I met the author of this book at en event last year and was thrilled to see it out in stores, and with such a beautiful cover treatment I loved the dual narrative of the book, which alternated between an ill fated climbing expedition by George Mallory and his team and a day in the life of his wife, Ruth, who is waiting for his return with their three children I was worried I wouldn t enjoy the Geor


  5. says:

    I had high hopes for this book An explorer climbing Mount Everest and his wife s perspective as well How interesting But I was so wrong Here s a list of what I didnt like 1 The book is supposed to be from from the perspective of the wife, Ruth, and George the explorer Although I m ok with others in the story she pops in explorer, Sandy s, perspective Why It doesn t fit It feels out of place He s like a thir


  6. says:

    Somehow I have managed to live my entire life without knowing thing about George Mallory or the 1924 attempt to conquer Everest Just in case you ve managed to do the same I won t give away the ending, but I suspect I m the only person on the planet who had the opportunity to read this book without knowing what was coming Consequently I was surprised when the ending happened I have since done a bit of reading about M


  7. says:

    Rideout s depiction of George Mallory s pioneer ascent up Everest allows readers to feel the thrill of the climb without paying the agonizing cost of the reality I felt the chill settle in my own bones as the oxygen thinned and the timing became critical However, whole chapters should have been cut The adrenaline of the expedition was interrupted by the chapters which switched the scene to Mallory s melancholy and boring wif


  8. says:

    See our full review over at Bookkaholic The story of George Mallory s fatal obsession with Mount Everest, with historical gaps filled in by the imagination He tries not once, not twice, but three times to conquer the mountain, leaving a wife and three small children behind for months at a time The novel mainly focuses on that crucial final attempt in 1924 It is beautifully written at times too flowery , gripping, and suspenseful even


  9. says:

    I went into this book not knowing that it was based upon a true story I think that added to my enjoyment of it It has always interested my, this fascination with Everest, and to combine that with the first expeditions, I was hooked Juxtaposed in the story are the tales of George who feels the need to conquer the mountain, and his wife How does one be married to a man that loves not only her but an object We read their love story positioned wi


  10. says:

    Just finished racing through the final 80 pages of my advanced reading copy of this stellar book and I am still tingling with breathlessness Can t wait for its release in June, when I can share it with and recommend it to everyone It is described as a cross between The Paris Wife and Into Thin Air, which it is, but I would even compare it to one of my all time faves, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood It takes brilliant writing technique and storytelling


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