This weeks theme for Bookish Scene: Project 52 is „Depths of Winter“ and although I own quite a few books who are set in winter (the cold is such a good setting for thrillers!^^) most of them don’t look like it, so it was not that easy to find a matching book for this week.

In the end I decided to go with „The Abominable“ by Dan Simmons whose story takes place on the Mount Everest and if that isn’t „depths of winter“ then what is? 😀 I really like the cover of this book, especially the blood-stained path at the bottom of the picture, so I tried to build a little Mount Everest with my scarfs to emphasize the winter theme… In the end it probably looks more like a volcano BUT I TRIED! 😀

If you like reading about expeditions and are at least a little bit interested in mountain climbing then you should definitely give „The Abominable“ a try because Dan Simmons creates a great atmosphere that lets you really feel the cold and the rough conditions on the roof of the world and even though there are some horror elements the story is actually based on real events, that is to say the disappearance of George L. Mallory and Andrew „Sandy“ Irvine during their expedition in June 1924 which remains a mystery until today even though their bodies have been found in 1999.

BookishScene: Project 52 is a bookish Instagram challenge hosted by Joséphine (@wordrevel) and Georgie (@whatgeorgiedid), Further information can be found on both their blogs where you can also see a preview of the upcoming themes.

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