I really recommend Mike Miller's "The Yeti" instead for a similar but superior story. I read someone else describe it as "'King Solomon's Mines' meets HP Lovecraft," with which I agree. http://www.amazon.com/The-Yeti-ebook/dp/B00FHVNJE6 Dan Simmons' "The Abominable" is basically a far weaker version of his" The Terror," which I actually did enjoy. Both are epic, historical adventures involving frozen climates and supernatural monsters. However, this version of the same story takes all the worst qualities of "The Terror" to the extreme: long-winded exposition, slow start (over 200 pages before they even get to the mountain,) sporadic suspense in the sake of local color and history and confusing, out-of-the-blue ending. This one's for diehards only, or those in love with early 20th century mountain-climbing, of which there's far more than any monster. Again, read Mike Miller's "The Yeti" instead for a more enjoyable and fun read about treasure-hunting soldiers battling the famous monster.