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by Jeff Long

  • Author: Jeff Long
  • ISBN: 0743498704
  • ISBN13: 978-0743498708
  • ePub: 1141 kb | FB2: 1816 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (October 31, 2006)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 131
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The Wall ePub download

For information address Atria Books, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. The wall : a thriller, Jeff Long.

The Wall was my 3rd Jeff Long novel and I rate it in the top 10 books I've ever read. My wife knew this was a "good one" as I'd disappeared into my "extreme reading mode" from the time I opened this book. you're just hooked and you expect the same prose in his other work - which he delivers without disappointment.

Jeff Long is the New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Wall, The Reckoning (in development with Reese Witherspoon at Type A Productions), Year Zero, and The Descent

Jeff Long is the New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Wall, The Reckoning (in development with Reese Witherspoon at Type A Productions), Year Zero, and The Descent. He is a veteran climber and traveler in the Himalayas and has worked as a stonemason, journalist, historian, screenwriter, and elections supervisor for Bosnia's first democratic election. I like it when an author doesn't water down the story with 'baby-step' explanations. That is what Google is for folks! I've read several of the author's books and this one rates as well as any of the others.

Jeff Long produces books pretty infrequently. maybe that contributed to the big delay. Despite my misgivings about that, it was a good read. Finished "The Wall" by Jeff Long. First of all, there are too many books out there named, "The Wall. And no, this has nothing to do with Pink Floyd.

Jeff Long (born 24 November 1951) is an American writer. Long is an experienced climber, and rock climbing often manifests in his writing. Many of his stories include plot elements that rely heavily on religious history or popular perceptions of religious events. 1993 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, The Ascent.

Jeff Long is the New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Wall, The Reckoning (in development with Reese Witherspoon at Type A Productions), Year Zero, and The Descent. His next novel, Deeper, is forthcoming in hardcover from Atria Books. He lives in Colorado.

It had a dark, overhanging trench marked at its crest by a daggerlike watercourse. and possibly a hundred feet high. Over the eons, brittle, black diorite had sheeted away from beneath the beetling brow, leaving this giant, raw divot. The three women-and now Hugh-had entered halfway up a dihedral that formed the left corner of the Eye’s lid. The dihedral rose into the swirling smoke, growing darker and thicker as it curved overhead

It is a real, geological, historical place beneath our very feet

It is a real, geological, historical place beneath our very feet. And it is inhabited savagely. In an intense and imaginative tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Long takes readers into the depths of the earth where a primordial intelligence waits in the darkness. A decade has passed since doomed explorers unveiled a nightmare of tunnels and rivers honeycombing the earth's depths.

On the vast, sunlit walls of the world's greatest monolith, two veteran climbers unwittingly ascend into a vertical underworld. In a place where obsession kills, they quickly fall prey to past loves, old demons, and ghostly revenge. Hugh and Lewis were Yosemite legends. Here they met the women who married, then left them

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Reuniting with his former climbing partner to recreate their ascent of the world's greatest monolith, Hugh Glass remembers their former wives and is caught up in a dangerous rescue effort to save three young women who suffered an accident on a neighboring climb. By the author of The Reckoning. Reprint.
Yanthyr
Great read! The plot is pretty straight forward and the characters are well written. I figured out the gotcha fairly early but still enjoyed it when it popped up near the end. I'm not a climber but I got a sense of what it must be like. I found myself checking some of the jargon and terminology (this is not a bad thing) a number of times. I like it when an author doesn't water down the story with 'baby-step' explanations. That is what Google is for folks! I've read several of the author's books and this one rates as well as any of the others. Great job!
Globus
Just as Long made me feel the claustrophobic darkness of 'The Descent' and the creepily fecund jungles of Cambodia in 'The Reckoning', now he has taken me above the world on the sharply vertical climbing walls of Yosemite's El Capitan with 'The Wall'.

Hugh Glass and Lewis Cole, once part of the exclusive pioneer climber's society, have returned to Yosemite to meet up again in an effort to recapture their former, simpler lives. Hugh has spent his many years in the deserts of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where his wife Annie developed Alzheimer's and wandered off into the desert to die. Lewis became a graduate of literature, opening a bookstore/coffee shop. Lewis's marriage to Rachel is teetering on the brink of divorce, and he needs the break as badly as Hugh.

Though older, bigger, and stiffer than their younger years, Hugh and Lewis retain the "Climber's superstitions." When scouting their base, Hugh comes across the dead body of a fallen female climber, a very bad sign. Later, after relaying his tale to Lewis over drinks, they meet with a younger Search-and-Rescue climber named Augustine. Augustine's girlfriend was with the party on the mountain with which the fallen climber had been with.

Hugh and Lewis believe that their "victory lap" up the Anasazi route will have nothing to do with Augustine's attempt to reach his girlfriend's party, but their personal conditions on the mountain change as unpredictably as the weather. Facing unforgiving El Capitan with demons of the past on their shoulders, will Hugh and Lewis be able to overcome their ghosts?

Long is not known for "happily-ever-after" endings, but I admit I was disappointed in the finale of 'The Wall'. I normally feel some sort of attachment to the rest of the storyline, but this ending was a bit too surreal and detached for me to be left fully satisfied. Still, that doesn't stop the book from being worth the purchase, due to the breathtaking realism of clinging to the sheer sides of certain death.

Also, visit Long's website at [...] to see real pictures of his actual climb up El Capitan. You can google up images also, but Long's are quite spectacular. The visuals give a little extra "uumph" to the story, at least they did for me because I have never scaled a wall higher than my own bathroom window, the time I locked myself out of the house. Actually seeing the 'Portaledges' climbers sleep on, and the narrowness of some of the "resting spots" mentioned, it really made the story much more thrilling. Enjoy!
Eigonn
Wonderful read. Long combines an excellent climbing story that weaves together an old-school sensibility and modern gymnastic climbing, stories of friendship and lost love, regret, guilt--and a hefty dose of almost magical eeriness to create a compelling story. Two descriptions made me stop and let them soak in: a description of a falcon taking a sparrow, and one of a forest fire seen from above. Both were stunning and unexpected. I savored every reading session with this book.
Painwind
If you love literature, big adventure and maybe just the teeniest hint of Big Wall Climbing magic realism, this is a fantastic book. Every time I read it I wish I was up at El Cap (of course with my noodly arms I'm going nowhere, so this is the next best thing...!)
Benn
The Wall was my 3rd Jeff Long novel and I rate it in the top 10 books I've ever read. My wife knew this was a "good one" as I'd disappeared into my "extreme reading mode" from the time I opened this book. Jeff's prose sometimes takes a little getting used to but once you're hooked, well.... you're just hooked and you expect the same prose in his other work - which he delivers without disappointment. My armpits are still sweating from reading this one.............
MEGA FREEDY
Lots of amazing climbing details with plenty of thrills and reality thrown in. Would have given it a 5 but the haunting, ghost-type spirit elements deterred me from buying into the other-wise excellent suspense.
Arcanefist
Currently re-reading this thriller, after 7 years.
Written with flair and impressive insight and detail,
by an actual Climber.
A most enjoyable book - just as good the 2nd time around !
Jeff also has several other great titles to his credit
check his website..
If you have not read anything by Jeff Long before, you're in for a real treat. As you may guess from the title, the story centers around the scaling of a cliff-face ("the wall"). The writing is excellent, and the story is offbeat enough to keep your attention glued, and the twists and turns give some quite pleasant surprises! I doubt anyone will not be surprised by the ending. A very good read!
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