René Daumal

Book review: Mount Analogue

A picture of the cover of the Tusk Ivories edition of René Daumal's MOUNT ANALOGUE: A NOVEL. Cover is green with dark blue lines, and features an image of a mountain range.

Mount Analogue by René Daumal
My rating: three stars

Here we go: a book about climbing mountains. About climbing one mountain in particular: Mount Analogue.

There’s a slight snag in this crampons-and-rope plan, however: the mountain doesn’t exist.

(I mean, until a voyage to a corner of the Pacific, where it’s suddenly discovered that it does.)

Were you expecting anything less from a book written by a pataphysician and Gurdjieff devotee?

(I wasn’t.)

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