Joe Simpson is well known in book circles for his epic true story of adventure, disaster, mateship and survival; Touching the Void, which was made into a thrilling movie.
Now he’s turned his hand to fiction but has stayed with what he knows best.
The Sound of Gravity is an atmospheric story, similar in some ways to the true life story of Touching the Void. The book opens with the main character climbing in cold places with his girlfried, fighting gravity all the way.
The author describes the cold, the ice, the storms, the dangers and the loneliness of mountain climbing. He’s obviously writing from first hand experience. The main character, Patrick suffers terribly for his passion. He suffers loss, hardship, storms, torment and pain. As the story unfolds we’re introduced to some of the many kinds of people you find in high places!
The book is written in parts, separated in time but connected throughout.