The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott
A look at events leading up to Alex Honnold's free solo of El Capitan, described by the New York Times as "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever." Big wall climber and alpinist Mark Synnott, a self-described old silverback to his young alpha climbing friend of ten years, has enriched this story immeasurably by expanding the scope of the book beyond Honnold to include climbing history, personal memoir, and a cast of colorful characters that includes Alex Lowe, Jimmy Chin, Warren Harding, John Bachar and Dean Potter, as well as stories of climbs and expeditions around the world. If all you care about is Honnold, climbing's "It boy" of the moment, then just go read the expanded edition of Alone on the Wall and watch (the Oscar winning) Free Solo over and over. Those with a deeper curiosity should love this book, even though it's sure to inspire arguments and discussion among the climbing tribe.
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Undercard by David Albertyn
Four childhood friends who haven’t seen each other in years are unexpectedly re-united by a Las Vegas casino prizefight and a high profile murder. Set over the course of 24 hours, this debut novel is a Dewey Diva pick and has been called “a terrific thriller and a sharp commentary on our turbulent times” by David Bezmozgis. The book practically screams movie adaptation, or some sort of Fargo-esque TV series reimagining, so it’s no surprise that screen rights have just been picked up. Learn more about South African born, Toronto based tennis pro turned thriller writer Albertyn, here.
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