The Angry Mountain

The Angry Mountain❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Angry Mountain ❤ Author Hammond Innes – Heartforum.co.uk Dick Farrell is a man haunted by his wartime memories of torture and fear a time better forgotten But past and present merge when a trip to Eastern Europe embroils him in the twilight world of the ind Dick Farrell is a man haunted by his wartime memories of torture and fear a time better forgotten But past and present merge when The Angry ePUB × a trip to Eastern Europe embroils him in the twilight world of the industrial spy Farrell becomes a reluctant player in a lethal game as the hunt shifts from Czechoslovakia to southern Italy And there, beneath the blazing summit of Vesuvius in full eruption, he comes face to face with the living ghosts of his past.

Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over novels, as well as children s and travel booksHe was awarded a CBE The Angry ePUB × Commander, Order of the British Empire in The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct, Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent He left in to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times at the time called the Financial News The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in In WWII he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe , The Trojan Horse and Attack Alarm the last of which was based on his experiences as an anti aircraft gunner during the Battle of Britain at RAF Kenley After being discharged in , he worked full time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes His novels are notable for a fine attention to accurate detail in descriptions of places, such as in Air Bridge , set partially at RAF Gatow, RAF Membury after its closure and RAF Wunstorf during the Berlin AirliftInnes went on to produce books in a regular sequence, with six months of travel and research followed by six months of writing Many of his works featured events at sea His output decreased in the s, but was still substantial He became interested in ecological themes He continued writing until just before his death His last novel was Delta Connection Unusually for the thriller genre, Innes protagonists were often not heroes in the typical sense, but ordinary men suddenly thrust into extreme situations by circumstance Often, this involved being placed in a hostile environment the Arctic, the open sea, deserts , or unwittingly becoming involved in a larger conflict or conspiracy The protagonist generally is forced to rely on his own wits and making best use of limited resources, rather than the weapons and gadgetry commonly used by thriller writersFour of his early novels were made into films Snowbound from The Lonely Skier , Hell Below Zero from The White South , Campbell s Kingdom , and The Wreck of the Mary Deare His novel Golden Soak was adapted into a six part television series in .

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  • The Angry Mountain
  • Hammond Innes
  • 14 November 2019
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10 thoughts on “The Angry Mountain

  1. Debbie Zapata says:

    I picked this book to read for three reasons.1 I like Hammond Innes I can rely on him for edge of your seat hold your breath action by a hero who is haunted by a past he has tried to forget but which eventually forces itself to be dealt with.2 The title suits my mood of the moment.3 This is one of the paperbacks that will fill a certain empty space in one section of my bookcase Now if those aren t practical reasons for reading a book, I don t know what are Besides that, this was the first I picked this book to read for three reasons.1 I like Hammond Innes I can rely on him for edge of your seat hold your breath action by a hero who is haunted by a past he has tried to forget but which eventually forces itself to be dealt with.2 The title suits my mood of the moment.3 This is one of the paperbacks that will fill a certain empty space in one section of my bookcase Now if those aren t practical reasons for reading a book, I don t know what are Besides that, this was the first title in a couple of weeks that could actually take my mind off current events for a little while so a big THANK YOU to Mr Innes for that I do have to admit that I figured out a lot of things that our hero couldn t much of it was just SO obvious but he was running from that haunting past, and I didn t have that blind spot, so I can sort of overlook that However, it did make Farrell seem a bit dense throughout most of the book, and sometimes I wanted to smack him and holler You are supposed to be The Hero, dude How can you not see what I m seeing here Written in 1950, the story revolves around a former pilot who lost a leg in horrid circumstances during WWII What happens when he goes behind The Iron Curtain for his new business and suddenly finds himself tangled up with his past Moving from Czechoslovakia to Italy, we run into all sorts of trouble from official translators to nosy hotel porters to alluring women and a mysterious man who might not be who he claims to be There is an erupting volcano and a pissed off mule to boot George the mule is my new hero, by the way What a pal A much needed short escape from reality I am tempted to go back and start it all over again And I wish I could get a visa for George He could be useful in high places

  2. Paul Cornelius says:

    One of Hammond Innes earlier works, The Angry Mountain is a prototype, in many ways, for all the books to follow Still suffering from the effects of combat fatigue and his imprisonment and torture by an Italian Fascist doctor in World War II, Dick Farrell seems to be making his way back in life, until the world of espionage puts a claim on him while he s visiting Pilsen, Czechoslavakia This would be true to form for many an Innes hero, most of whom would be plucked out of their serene postwar One of Hammond Innes earlier works, The Angry Mountain is a prototype, in many ways, for all the books to follow Still suffering from the effects of combat fatigue and his imprisonment and torture by an Italian Fascist doctor in World War II, Dick Farrell seems to be making his way back in life, until the world of espionage puts a claim on him while he s visiting Pilsen, Czechoslavakia This would be true to form for many an Innes hero, most of whom would be plucked out of their serene postwar existence into adventure and deathly challenges caused by nature Here, the natural world awakens from its placid beauty with the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, no less Inspired by the actual eruption of the mountain in 1944, which forms part of the background to his own story, the destruction of all or part of four Italian villages in the 1944 explosion is something Innes manages to refashion into a desperate flight from entrapment in his fictional eruption in 1950.The storytelling, here, is satisfying and gripping enough to make for a one or two session read of the entire novel Somehow, Innes can do that In the same way his protagonists are suddenly snared out of their everyday world and plunged into danger and excitement, so is the reader quickly made to feel they are along for the journey by nothan a few pages into the first chapter

  3. Nils Kammenhuber says:

    Personally, I find this to be Innes best book, or at least the best one of those I ve read so far.

  4. Helen says:

    This was actually a re read, as I read a lot of Hammond Innes as a teen My mum was a big fan When she passed, I put her copies on my bookshelf, and I ve started trying to reread them Most of them, I must confess I ve given up on They feel dated, and take too long scene setting and character building before the story really gets going.This one is somewhat better in that regard I felt some affinity for it, because I remembered that certain passages made a big impression on me, and influenced This was actually a re read, as I read a lot of Hammond Innes as a teen My mum was a big fan When she passed, I put her copies on my bookshelf, and I ve started trying to reread them Most of them, I must confess I ve given up on They feel dated, and take too long scene setting and character building before the story really gets going.This one is somewhat better in that regard I felt some affinity for it, because I remembered that certain passages made a big impression on me, and influenced my writing back in the day.So I read this one all through But I was still somewhat disappointed It didn t thrill me in the way my memory suggested it would And Dick annoyed me.Sorry, Hammond, it is heading for the boot sale

  5. Tbfrank says:

    The story has a lot of elements going for it post war intrigue, secret agents, a beautiful contessa, a dastardly villain, sparkling scenery, and a smoldering volcano Too bad the hero, former RAF pilot Dick Farrell, is so tortured mentally and physically his role strains the reader s credulity Farrell vacillates between paralyzing self doubt and euphoria, self medicating with cognac and seltzer He stumbles from one scene to the next, afraid he s a coward, running away from danger only to fool The story has a lot of elements going for it post war intrigue, secret agents, a beautiful contessa, a dastardly villain, sparkling scenery, and a smoldering volcano Too bad the hero, former RAF pilot Dick Farrell, is so tortured mentally and physically his role strains the reader s credulity Farrell vacillates between paralyzing self doubt and euphoria, self medicating with cognac and seltzer He stumbles from one scene to the next, afraid he s a coward, running away from danger only to foolishly approach it again It takes the love of a good woman someone he d met briefly three whole times to snap him out of his funk We ve all heard of snakes on a plane but this is the first I ve encountered a donkey on a Dakota Nuff said

  6. Pat James says:

    I am a huge fan of Hammond Innes, I have read a lot of his books many times and am never disappointed until I finished this book It s so frustrating to read, it has a very weak storyline imho, it s like Innes quickly slapped the story together with no substance.

  7. Karen says:

    An okay read but it was all a bit overwrought.

  8. Frederick Tan says:

    A very good read.

  9. David Miller says:

    Hammond Innes wrote a book a year in his prime six months of travel and research, six months of writing The attention to detail paid off in this fine thriller The letter perfect rendition of a man recovering from traumatic stress, and the awe inspiring tale of escaping from a Mt Vesuvius eruption are only the main highlights I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish this one.

  10. Doyle says:

    This book farted in my mouth in the first chapter It spent a few chapters trying to convince me that I was actually enjoying a nice ice cream sunday, but by about chapter 5 there was no doubt that the taste in my mouth was indeed fart.The front cover makes promises that she was beautiful and depraved and suggests some hilarious 1950 s misogyny with an image of a naked woman covering herself on the cover The text excerpt on the back cover is misleadingly pieced together from sentences in v This book farted in my mouth in the first chapter It spent a few chapters trying to convince me that I was actually enjoying a nice ice cream sunday, but by about chapter 5 there was no doubt that the taste in my mouth was indeed fart.The front cover makes promises that she was beautiful and depraved and suggests some hilarious 1950 s misogyny with an image of a naked woman covering herself on the cover The text excerpt on the back cover is misleadingly pieced together from sentences in various chapters of the book to imply that this book may be an uncomfortably amusing romance novel What it turned out to be was a groan inducing string of minor conflicts centered on an alcoholic coward who view spoiler COULD HAVE SOLVED ALL OF THE CONTROVERSY MULTIPLE TIMES BY DISPLAYING EVEN THE TINIEST SET OF BALLS The main character must deliver a message to an old war buddy that he happens to see on the other side of the airport A third war buddy s life depends on this message being delivered What does the main character do He decides to go check in to his hotel first, and will deliver the message later when he feels like it hide spoiler Fortunately my old copy of this book fell apart as I was reading it so that no one else will be let down

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