Esau is your typical action-adventure story, with a Speculative Fiction slant. Its got some loosey-goosey science (cue sexy scientist, looking to publish her break out paper) and some action-adventure, in the form of Himalayan mountain climbing (cue sexy mountain climber, and sometimes bed mate of sexy scientist.)
You get it. Its fast, its fun, its action, its adventure. Its like
bubble gum: tasty, easy to chew, doesn’t take a lot of effort.
So, sexy mountain climber (SMC) goes for a hike in the mountains, and
suffers a tragedy, and after returning, seeks solace with sexy scientist
(SS) and has doubts about whether or not he still has what it takes to
be the SMC he has always been. Whilst suffering from said tragedy, SMC
happens upon a scientific oddity in the mountains, that he believes SS
would like. SS indeed likes, and proposes a scientific excursion to site
of SMCs tragedy.
Cue drama and doubt, mixed with determination, and excitement.
Philip Kerr’s name looked familiar, but a quick glance at his previously
published works in the front matter of this book did not foster the same feelings of familiarity. So another
quick look on his Goodreads page indicates that Kerr has written 30
something books, and I have indeed read Dark Matter: The Private Life of
Sir Isaac Newton, which was pretty good. I don’t see it listed here in
the blog, so I must have read it a while ago.
I bought this book used at the Westborough Library book sale for a dollar, or something, so it worked out great.