The Walk Up Nameless Ridge by Hugh Howey
Broad Reach Publishing (ebook), 2012
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
On planet Eno, there stands a mountain that has never been summited. Many have tried. All have failed.
This climbing season finds three teams making their bid up this murderous peak. And one man among them will discover these ugly truths: There are fates worse than death. There are fates worse than obscurity. To be remembered forever can be its own curse.
It was difficult to sleep at night, wishing good men dead.
WHAT I THOUGHT
The Walk Up Nameless Ridge is an excellent story. The story is dark, dreary and depressing at times but utterly engrossing. The characters are horrible at times, horribly flawed but undeniably real. I was chilled to the bone reading this. The narrator is a pretty horrible person, obsessed with reaching the top of a mountain twice the size of Everest, driven by ego and self-interest. There are also androids climbing the mountain as well. Nice touch.