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This Game Of Ghosts
  • Published: 1 November 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099380115
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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This Game Of Ghosts



The sequel to the award winning Touching the Void

THIS GAME OF GHOSTS is a strange , beautiful, bewildering and often very moving book...
Simpson paints a warm, vivid picture of the climbing fraternity, and approaches a fusion of poetry and philsophy sometimes with his descriptions of the impact on oneself of facing down the fear of dying; through this coming closer to understanding death, and thereby, joyously life.
This is the sequel to 'Touching the Void'.

  • Published: 1 November 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099380115
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first, Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void -Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.

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Praise for This Game Of Ghosts

This book is not so much about why we climb - Simpson can't answer that for himself, much less the rest of us - but why we take such risks for such fleeting rewards. Overall this is a great book - perhaps the most honest bit of climbing writing I have read.

John Sherman, Climbing

This is Simpson's rehabilitation. It is deeply honest, perplexed, confused, has no easy conclusions...This is not so much another climbing book as a psychological document, terrifying, challenging and extraordinary

Scotsman

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