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Snowman

Novel by Norman Bogner (USA) 1977.

A young beauty queen is found ripped apart high on the slopes of a popular American ski resort. One climber recognises the technique involved from first-hand experience and realises that the 25-foot Himalayan yeti is at large in the mountains of California. He puts a well-qualified team together and sets off up the slope to make his revenge on the creature that killed nineteen of his team ten years before.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is just another yeti novel, but you'd be wrong as well. It's an old and over-used story that Bognor re-interprets with finesse. He seems to know his subjects in more than sufficient detail whether they be plutonium-based imploding crossbow bolts or the intricacies of running a successful ski resort, and he weaves them together into a highly readable tale of animal survivalism and human ingenuity. A better than average example of the various novels on this theme.


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