I finished this book a couple weeks ago now and it’s been sitting in my drafts. That’s what happens when life is busy, I guess.
In short, the story itself sucked. Mom Boss gave this book to me, and toward the end of it, I told her that I didn’t care if the main character George Mallory met his demise while trying to climb Mt. Everest. She cackled and said that he deserved what was coming to him…and then I cackled.
I was also unsympathetic toward the wife. She was too dreary, and obviously knew what she was getting into by marrying him, i.e. that he was a terrible person to raise a family with.
If the title Above All Things - three incredibly vague words that my 9th grade English teacher would have NOT been okay with - didn’t suggest, the writing itself wasn’t superb. It wasn’t terrible, per se, but it did cause me to stop and think about the mediocrity of some passages.
Verdict: Slowly tackling my book hoarding…this one can go!!!!