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"*Edit: Not necessarily a novel I suppose because it need not be fiction from the title. But it is obviously going to be a story, if you know what I mean." -- Fred

It (The Fall) is indeed a novel which is why I suggested it to someone thinking about the same thing. I thought it was okay but his next one was better. Not about climbing tho'.

Clare
10:09 PM, 4/02/16
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Mountains of the Mind - Robert Macfarlane.
It's a reference to Gerard Manley Hopkins:
"O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall
Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap
May who ne'er hung there."
Clare
10:06 PM, 4/02/16
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Sounds interesting Katja. You will have to let us know when it is ready for reading! If it is a novel about motivation then depending upon the target audience you could include something suggesting this
e.g. Why climb? Why climb a mountain for fun? In search of Mountains and Motivation. or something suggesting some motivational slant that might interest people who read about personal development/psychological aspects etc. even if they are not climbers e.g. Keep climbing, reaching the top, the drive to climb higher.
I remember there is a book called something like Mountains of the Mind which I read the first chapter or two of once so perhaps worth avoiding those words.

jo
8:27 PM, 2/02/16
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To me, most of the titles suggested so far sound like the titles of biographies, memoirs, or "passionate tributes to the great outdoors" (from the blurb of Of Men and Mountains), not novels. Whereas The Fall is obviously a novel* from its title.

So my positive suggestion would be to use the name of some route/crag/mountain that features prominently in the plot. Lots of wonderfully evocative names to choose from, or it could be completely fictitious. Or let the title suggest some dramatic event or emotion that drives the story – choice depends on what the story is.

*Edit: Not necessarily a novel I suppose because it need not be fiction from the title. But it is obviously going to be a story, if you know what I mean.
Fred
11:38 AM, 2/02/16
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One must suppose Sisyphus happy.
NickD
10:58 AM, 2/02/16
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Cameron - are you talking about absurdism? Jim Perrin has written about this (possibly in the book The Games Climbers Play or in Mirrors in the Cliffs.
NickD
10:58 AM, 2/02/16
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UCL seem to have realised that they were having trouble with him escaping, so they made a Flash verson of his Auto Icon for when he's not around
Niall H.
8:29 PM, 1/02/16
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That's what I thought too, but apparently he's been moonlighting as a vice president of Shell.
Cameron
6:18 PM, 1/02/16
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Aargh! Don't UCL keep him locked up?
Niall H.
5:51 PM, 1/02/16
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I've just received an email announcing that, on Friday, Hertford is hosting a talk by Jeremy Bentham. Shock
Cameron
5:21 PM, 1/02/16
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ATG!! Grinning
Flick
12:46 PM, 1/02/16
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*ATG!
Thanks for that Wink
Niall H.
3:33 PM, 30/01/16
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I know it's probably too much of an insider thing, but I keep looking for something that builds on the idea of 'The Game'* in the sense of 'The Games Climbers Play'. I do like 'Silent, upon a peak in Darien'.

Otherwise 'Because it's there'?

*ATG!
Cameron
2:42 PM, 30/01/16
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anyone embarking on such a project should read Simon Mawer's The Fall
I never got on with that book; perhaps, when The Unnamed Book is published, we can do a triangular comparison between it, _The Fall_, and M John Harrison's _Climbers_
Niall H.
10:17 PM, 29/01/16
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Bumblies Bringeth the Benightment?
Will B
9:56 AM, 29/01/16
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"it would be so nice if the title didn't include the word 'men' when meaning 'people' Rolling eyes . I know the alliteration is tempting" -- Clare

Of Peaks and Punters

Will B
9:39 AM, 29/01/16
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Afraid I don't have any positive suggestions but it would be so nice if the title didn't include the word 'men' when meaning 'people' Rolling eyes . I know the alliteration is tempting. Also anyone embarking on such a project should read Simon Mawer's The Fall.
Clare
7:27 AM, 29/01/16
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