The Beckoning Silence
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BeschreibungOur foremost mountaineering writer reflects on the perilous and exacting nature of the activity which has dominated his adult life, seeking to reveal the inner truth of rock climbing, and exploring the power of the mind and the frailty of the human body. A thoughtful, anecdotal reflection on fear, on its place in the climber's psyche, and his own personal struggle to come to terms with it. "No one conjures the thrill of altitude better than Simpson...A hugely enjoyable book...As far as mountaineering literature goes this is about as good as it gets." Sara Wheeler, "Spectator".
PortraitJoe Simpson is the author of several bestselling books, of which the first,Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void - Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.
Pressestimmen"Grippingly told...there is no question Simpson is a brilliant adventure writer. There are passages that had my heart racing" Observer 20030116 "Eloquent, spine-chilling stuff" SUNDAY TIMES 20030416 "No one conjures the thrill of altitude better than Simpson...A hugely enjoyable book...As far as mountaineering literature goes this is about as good as it gets" Sara Wheeler, Spectator 20030116 "An engrossing read. Nobody evokes the physical and psychological realities of climbing better...a powerfully written book...as vivid as anything Simpson has yet produced" Sunday Telegraph 20030116 "Heart-stopping stuff...This is not a book for the fainthearted and perhaps should come with a government health warning...a book that will have your fingers clutching imaginary rocks and palms sweating over every page" Scotsman 20030116
Untertitel: illustrations, (chiefly colour ) colour maps, portraits, (chiefly colour ). Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten