The Mountain Story
On his 18th birthday, Wolf Truly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over Palm Springs, intending to ...more
Wilfred (Wolf) Truly has had an unbelievably sad and rough life in his short eighteen years......the traumatic loss of his mother, the utter abandonment of his low-life piece of sh*t philandering drunk of a father, (I did not like Frankie) and the thought of losing his one true friend in the world (Byrd) has literally sent Wolf over the edge.
With one final trip to the top of Angel's Peak, Wolf plans to end his misery and...more
When I picked this book back up I was totally fascinated, hooked by the story of Wolf and his despicable father, and ...more
There were a few lagging parts in the middle but picked up speed toward the end.
The 4 characters on the mountain only planned to be there a few ‘hours’.
Turned out to be 5 days.
I reflected on some stupid risky things I did on trails -[alone years ago]...when I use to begin hiking at 4am- always starting in the dark. I had no extra batteries for my flashlight.
My lights did go out one time. I had to sit and wait - in pure darkness for ...more
I won a copy of The Mountain Story in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is my fair and honest review!
Rock Solid 4 Stars
July 19: A very impressive finish after a somewhat slow 100 opening pages … ramped up quickly and vigorously thereafter into a very strong close. Not sure ... 3.5 or 4.0? I need to sleep on it!
July 20: I slept on the story and this morning landed on a strong 4☆ rating! The author so masterfully ratcheted this thing up from a resolute, determined afternoon hike to a life and death strug ...more
The Line - ”Guess you're stronger than you think”
The Sinker - I picked the above quote as much of what this story is about comes back to this opinion. What do people do when faced with horrible odds but the will to live? In the case of the main character, Wolf Truly, this presents a stronger challenge as he sets out to The Mountain, withou ...more
The book is written as a letter from Wolf to his son Daniel, as he prepares to leave for college. It's been twenty years since Wolf was lost on the mountain with three other people, and not everyone returned home. Wolf feels that Daniel is old enough now to know the truth.
The Mountain Story isn' ...more
This book started out pretty riveting - you get a little background of the main character Wolf, why he's at his current hiking spot, you are introduced to the group that is with him, and t ...more
And yet for me personally, there was a bit of disconnect to the situation and the characters, themselves. I didn’t begin to engage until the halfway point, and even the ...more
Lori Lansens gets beneath the skin of her main character, Wolf, and we are absolutely along for the ride. Young Wolf has had a childhood sauteed in neglect, rejection, and bottomless grief. His father, Frankie, wears his ineptness like a badge of honor. His idolized mother died when he was very young and her memories are angelic with the fragrance of lemons and wrapped simply in a ...more
Nola, Bridget, Vonn and Wolf ride the tram to the mountain top. Plans were to spread ashes of Nola's departed husband. Plans changed. They were fighting with the elements for survival. 5 days on the mountain. Search and rescue found them except one member of the family . Great story. I highly recommend it. ...more
I kept thinking what a great movie this would make! I didn't read "Wild", but saw the movie. If you li ...more
This is a gripping story of a teenage boy, living with very dysfunctional family members and how he survives both his upbringing and also being ...more
Lansens is full of emotional writing and contradictions: "You'd think that one of us would have cried or freaked out or laid blame" she says about two pages AFTER Bridget yells at Wolf for letting them get lost and Vonn defends him by noting that Bridget is the one who ran unexpectedly because of the bees. A bit later (page 106), when Wolf is tellin ...more
So begins the letter from a father to his son telling the story of Wolf Truly’s life and the five unforgettable days and nights he spent on the (always unnamed) Mountain.
Life had never been kind to Wolf and when it became more cruel than he thought he could bear Wolf intended to climb to Angel’s Peak at the top of the Mo ...more
A person has to have lived a little to appreciate a survival story. That's what I've always said, and I promised that when you were old enough, I'd tell you mine. It's no tale for a child, but you're not a child anymore. You're older now than I was when I got lost in the mountain wilderness.
Five days in the freezing cold without food or water or shelter. You know that part, and you know that I was with three strangers, and that not everyone survived. What happened up there change
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