Book Review – The Mountain Between Us

I haven’t written a book review for a while. I have been reading but not reviewing.

I recently flew to long haul and despite all my own travel advice bought two books at the airport to read on the plane. Books I want to read on the plane are not books I want to read at home. The books I read at home need to be challenging and entertaining. On the plane I want light reading that is fluffy and nice but not hard to follow.

The two books purchased were so dull and such pointless I rubbish I wondered if the writer had even finished school. How does an editor read this dog turd and release it to the general public over other books and stories. Seriously someone must be sleeping with the right people to get some things published.

The book of choice

Put that aside I was so disgusted in my own book choosing capability I bought a book that I knew had just been made into a film as the film’s release was imminent. ‘The mountain between us’ by Charles Martin. Turns out he had written twelve previous books. That is the best news I have had all year. I have discovered an author that I have not read before and love.

The Author – What his website says about him.

‘Christy and I married in 1993. If you include dating, I’ve known and loved her for more than half my life. She is and always will be the home for my heart. We have three boys. Charlie, John T. and Rives. Folks often ask me, which of my books do I like the best. You might as well line up my sons and ask me who I love the most’ Click here for more information.

My husband does not talk about me like that! Wow. He writes like this. His characters are developed like this. This book is not easy to create interesting characters. There are two and a dog. It’s a story about love and survival. A story about never giving up and never letting someone down. It’s a story about chance and what if. It is relatable despite you don’t often find yourself in a plane crash and surviving in the snow.

Why this book? 

This is not a book you will struggle to read. It was difficult to put it down. Okay, I had hay fever induced insomnia and read it in just over 48 hours. From that you will know it was compelling enough to keep me awake and exciting enough for me to not pick up one of the other 7 books on my nightstand. This book is not only sweet and heartfelt and has an unexpected twist.

Why should you read it?

I am not sure this book inspires me to travel and crash a plane in the snow. It has however encouraged me to think about remote places and snow covered places (with beds) as something to think about. Survival kind of travel is not my thing. Having said that pushing my limits and growing through experiencing difficulties could be. A crash for that is not something I would wish for anyone.

In Summary

I say read it. With summer coming a great beach or poolside read. Click here for a link to his books.


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