The Steady Running of the Hour

The Steady Running of the Hour

Justin Go / Sep 22, 2019

The Steady Running of the Hour In this mesmerizing debut a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth

  • Title: The Steady Running of the Hour
  • Author: Justin Go
  • ISBN: 9781476704586
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this mesmerizing debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth.Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco It contains the phone number of a Mr J.F PIn this mesmerizing debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth.Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco It contains the phone number of a Mr J.F Prichard of Twyning Hooper, Solicitors, in London and news that could change Tristan s life forever.In 1924, Prichard explains, an English alpinist named Ashley Walsingham died attempting to summit Mt Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames Andersson But the estate was never claimed Information has recently surfaced suggesting Tristan may be the rightful heir, but unless he can find documented evidence, the fortune will be divided among charitable beneficiaries in less than two months.In a breathless race from London archives to Somme battlefields to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan pieces together the story of a forbidden affair set against the tumult of the First World War and the pioneer British expeditions to Mt Everest Following his instincts through a maze of frenzied research, Tristan soon becomes obsessed with the tragic lovers, and he crosses paths with a mysterious French girl named Mireille who suggests there is to his quest than he realizes Tristan must prove that he is related to Imogen to inherit Ashley s fortune but the he learns about the couple, the stranger his journey becomes.The Steady Running of the Hour announces the arrival of a stunningly talented author Part love story, part historical tour de force, Justin Go s novel is utterly compelling, unpredictable, and heartrending.

    The Steady Running of the Hour A Novel Justin Go The Steady Running of the Hour announces the arrival of a stunningly talented author Justin Go s debut is ambitious in many ways it depicts a love that transcends time and disdains convention and it fluidly moves between past and present Publishers Weekly. The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go In his writing debut, The Steady Running of the Hour, a part love story, part WWI story and part ancestral search, Justin Go has molded a fine novel that is well worth reading A chance meeting in in London and two young people, Ashley and Imogen, become lovers for a week culminating with Ashley s embarkation to France. The Steady Running of the Hour Book by Justin Go The Steady Running of the Hour announces the arrival of a stunningly talented author Justin Go s debut is ambitious in many ways it depicts a love that transcends time and disdains convention and it fluidly moves between past and present Publishers Weekly. Summary and reviews of The Steady Running of the Hour by Book Summary A quest novel and a historical tour de force, The Steady Running of the Hour unravels a tale of passion, legacy, and courage reaching across the twentieth century In , the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames Andersson whom he has not The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go Review Justin Go s ambitious, sprawling and compelling debut novel, The Steady Running of the Hour, lurches from America to England, France, Sweden Germany and Iceland even stretching to the Himalayas switching back and forth in time from pre WWI England to the present. The Steady Running of the Hour download PDF, . MB The Steady Running of the Hour announces the arrival of a stunningly talented author Part love story, part historical tour de force, Justin Go s novel is utterly compelling, unpredictable, and heartrending. The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go BookDragon The steady running continues and Tristan s seven weeks pass all too quickly According to Go s fascinating, artful website , Steady took six years to finish Like his quest driven hero, Go left job, family, friends in to arrive somewhere else. THE STEADY EDDY WORKOUT McMillan Running Steady state runs were once a staple in the training programs of U.S distance runners but somehow fell out of favor Runners now seem to have only two speeds, slow and fast no in between But the steady state run is one of the most beneficial types of workouts to boost endurance and stave off fatigue. Tempo Running Vs Steady State Running Healthy Living Tempo Running Vs Steady State Running When you re running a long or unknown distance, use the tempo running technique It allows you to maintain a relatively stable pace throughout your run, regardless of the distance Shorter distance runs like a k or k benefit from steady state running although this slow and steady pace can really work for any type of distance. Steady Running of the Hour Go LitLovers The Steady Running of the Hour Justin Go, Simon Schuster pp ISBN Summary A Quest Novel and a historical tour de force, The Steady Running of the Hour unravels a tale of passion, legacy, and courage reaching across the twentieth century.

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        Justin Go was born in Los Angeles He studied at the University of California, Berkeley and University College London The Steady Running of the Hour is his first novel and is being published in twenty languages At present Justin is at work on a second novel.


    931 Comments

    1. i feel like i may have missed something hereis is not the kind of book i would ordinarily read, but i had heard such overwhelmingly good things about it, i requested it from the netgalleyd there are a lot of things i enjoyed about this book, but at the same time, i can't help feeling like i am missing a chunk of the story. i used to be such a good close reader; someone who remembered every little detail and didn't need the answers telegraphed and actually enjoyed books like Infinite Jest, with t [...]


    2. This book suffers from a lot of the critiques others have described--long, overly detailed descriptions that seem to lead nowhere, slow pacing, etc. But that could all be overlooked, in my opinion, with a different ending. (SPOILER ALERT) Despite the text dragging in some places, I eagerly zipped through hundreds of pages to see how the mystery would be resolved, what clever stroke of genius or luck would reveal Imogen's fate and prove Charlotte's parentage, and then . . . nothing. All that buil [...]


    3. There are some books where having unanswered questions at the end is OK because the writing style was so engaging or the characters so memorable. This is not that kind of book. This book is overly long, overly detailed about the wrong things (there is, for example, a several paragraph long description of the main character waiting in line for the bathroom), and ultimately unsatisfying to the reader who expects the central mystery to be resolved in any sort of fashion. Huge disappointment.


    4. In his writing debut, The Steady Running of the Hour, a part love story, part WWI story and part ancestral search, Justin Go has molded a fine novel that is well worth reading.A chance meeting in 1916 in London and two young people, Ashley and Imogen, become lovers for a week culminating with Ashley’s embarkation to France. The repercussions of this week will change the course and affect the outcome of both their lives. Eighty years later, Tristan receives notification that he might be the rec [...]


    5. For the most part, I enjoyed reading this book despite the fact that both love stories contained in the novel were a bit on the corny side. So the ending came as a surprise to me. Now, I've got nothing against surprise endings, if they turn out to make sense. But this ending was horrible. The narrator is standing at a locked door. He has the key, and upon entering it,will find all the answers to his quest. He puts the key in the lock, and then bam, that's it . We the reader have absolutely no id [...]


    6. I would like to know if anybody knows the end of this story. Perhaps I am not clever enough and missed the conclusion but I in fact missed how the story ends, even though I finished the book. Needless to say, I am very disappointed and sad I spent so much time and money on this and see that I really did not get it. There are so many wrong things with this book, I do not know even where to start. I shall say the overly detailed description of insignificant events, moments, etc. One thinks that th [...]


    7. This debut novel leaves me with rather mixed emotions as I close the back cover. The premise provides a strong initial hook - a young California man receives a call from a London law firm that relays to him that he may be eligible to inherit a vast fortune, but only if he can prove that his grandmother’s parentage is other than what the legal documents show. In alternating chapters, the modern search coincides with the love story of a young shipping magnate heir and mountain climber, Ashley, a [...]


    8. Thanks to and Simon & Schuster for the Advance Reader's Copy. My deepest apology. I'm unfortunately putting this book down after a little over a 100 pages. Let me be clear, the abandonment is not entirely the book's fault. I wanted to like this, and I wanted to read it, otherwise I wouldn't have signed up for the giveaway. I also think this book has the potential to be beloved by many. It wasn't a bad start. "I knew when I touched the envelope that it was fine stationery. I knew from the pa [...]


    9. This book was far too long and far too good to end the way it did. The final 30 pages were so disappointing that I have already forgotten why I loved the first 435 pages so much.


    10. I received a copy of this book from the publisher Simon & Schuster via Edelweiss in exchange for an review. The expected publication date is April 15 2014.I wanted to like this book, I really did. The synopsis sounded intriguing and right up my alley.Unfortunately the story fell short for me. While it had some good "bones" to the story I found that it lacked the structure to keep me interested. It is almost like the story suffered an identity crisis and did not know what direction it should [...]


    11. After reading this book , I must conclude that I am a very conventional reader. I like books with beginnings, middles and endings. Where is the ending or more accurately the conclusion of this book? I re-read the last few chapters. Did I miss important information that would let me logically deduce a conclusion to the mystery. Apparently not. The book was meticulously researched. The author was slightly verbose, though that could be overlooked for the mystery storyline. The idea was intriguing e [...]


    12. After the long, bitter winter of 2014 this might have been titled, ‘The Steady Running of My Nose.’ Tristan Campbell, recent college graduate (in history, Mother would have said, “Oh how useful”) discovers he’s due to collect a fat ass inheritance from a relative he never knew. Sound good? You’re thinking maybe a new car or a blitz on Vegas, but the trip that debut author Go has in mind for readers is quite different. His writing style is likeable, accessible, and immediate. But the [...]


    13. I was excited to win this book through the giveaway. Unfortunately a good portion of the book did not live up to the hype of winning. The book starts off very slow. The first 50 or so pages are kind of confusing and dull. It does pick up after that but it never really hits the stride I was hoping for. I think the main problem is that the story seems to be having an identity crisis is it a romance? Is it a mystery? Or maybe a book about war, or mountain climbing? All in all it's a little bit of [...]


    14. I was so excited to read this book. I saw the author read at a bookstore just after it was published; it sounded great, and obviously he had really sweated the details of his research. Unfortunately, this book took on way too many genres (hero quest, treasure hunt, time shifting, love story, millennial angst, I could go on) without succeeding at any of them. Others have commented on the lack of any ending; the author evidently decided he would appear more sophisticated if he failed to resolve an [...]


    15. I absolutely loved the premise of this novel: young man finds out he can inherit a large fortune -- but in order to do so, must prove he is the descendent of a particular individual. A great device, I thought, because it also allows for travel, as he does, as well as excavation of the past. As a lover of Wilfrid Owen, I was particularly drawn to the title. The author marries his love of mountaineering with WWI, which I figured was a winning combination. But as the book continued, I found too man [...]


    16. A beautifully written and engrossing story, but totally disappointing in the end. The level of detail was impressive, though I agree with the comments that the focus was sometimes misplaced (lengthy descriptions of the bathroom line and park settings, while glossing over the characters' feelings and motivations.)The lack of closure brought this story down a full star for me. Tristan's entire journey was for nothing. I assume the point of his quest was to show his growth as an individual; he deci [...]


    17. I've read other reviews, and I agree with the ones giving this book a low rating. It's an overly long, pointless exercise about the pointlessness of human endeavor. It's pretty apt that way, but not endearing, given how much time I wasted trying to get through it. I'm by habit a complete reader, as in, I cannot skim. This is helpful when reading other books, but this one - what I wouldn't give to be able to skim. The book is bloated with minute details of World War I, and of mountaineering. I'm [...]


    18. Novels that set out to tell the story of two people, or rather two pairs of people, living decades apart don’t always succeed in telling a succinct and interesting story. The problems of tying to stories together and creating something that makes the reader want to read two more chapters again and again just to make sure she finds out everything she can about both people is a daunting task. For Justin Go, it doesn’t seem so hard.There has been hype about THE STEADY RUNNING OF THE HOUR and Go [...]


    19. Tristan Campbell, a recent college graduate, is notified by secretive London solicitors, that he may be heir to a huge fortune. All he has to do is prove that he is the great-grandson of Ashley Walsingham, a World War I officer and mountaineer, and Imogen Soames-Andersson, a wealthy Bohemian. And he has less than two months to prove this biological connection. He sets off across Europe tracing the footsteps of the two people who may be his ancestors. The chapters alternate between past and prese [...]


    20. I read this book due to the recommendation of a great friend of mine. I was certain it was going to be good due to the fact that the preview that I read was GRIPPING! I couldn't wait until the library or got the book in so I could devour it in one sitting. I have never been more wrong in my entire life.The first 1/3 of the book held me, switching back and forth from present day to WWII. Then it got to be a little old. I put the book down 2/3 of the way through and vowed I would not finish the b [...]


    21. After binge reading YA novels for work as a youth services librarian, reading "the Steady Running" was like sitting down to a fancy meal having only eaten trail mix and candy for a week.This beautifully meandering work plots a story of exploration, youth, and loss. As Tris flounders to find direction for his life, he is drawn into an exploration of another time: the very real struggle for life in WW1 Europe.Does climbing mountains at risk of life and limb somehow validate the senseless loss and [...]


    22. A truly marvelous read!! I was captivated! I couldn't put it down! I was totally caught up in the Ashley/Imogen love story and in the Tristan search for answers. Completely immersed!!I put up with the coincidences. I just sailed along for the ride. I ignored the veiled suggestions that the whole thing was a ruse.Meticulously researched. I went to the author's website and read his notes about this book and how it came to be written and how he literally walked in the shoes of the characters.I'm su [...]


    23. I enjoyed the detail of the places and liked the idea that Tristan was drawn out of his comfort zone by the search. Where is his Isolde? Parts of it read like "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and "Into Thin Air" and reminiscent of Patrick Leigh Fermor travel stories. I read the entire book and enjoyed it enough to carry the hard copy on flights to Juneau and Denver.


    24. I received a free copy of this novel as part of a GoodReads giveaway, so thank you. Reading the synopsis I was quite eager to read this book, which sounded full of adventure and of little mysteries to solve. I knew there would be chapters set in the past, but I didn't know they would take over: I expected them just to give some information about the two lovers and about their relationship and the circumstances of their break up. Instead, Justin Go has decided to ramble on and on about World War [...]


    25. I received The Steady Running of the Hour as part of a giveaway.Tristan Campbell, a recent college graduate in America, is summoned to London law firm by a mysterious letter. Once there, he learns that an apparent family secret has made him the possible heir to a great estate, left to a relative by a former lover 80 years earlier. Time is ticking, however, as he has just two short months to find proof of these suspicions before the estate is dispersed to a number of charitable causes. Tristan m [...]


    26. I won this book through the giveaway.The race to uncover the secrets of the tragic lovers made me want to continue until the end; there is a sense of urgency, mystery and impossibility right from the start. It is rich with historical details of WWI and the 1924 British Everest expedition. But that’s also the reason why I don’t give it more than two stars, it often reads like a history book and gets bogged down in details. The writing style tends to be terse and impersonal; we rarely know wh [...]


    27. I received a copy of this book for free through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for my honest review. Here goes.I'm not going to finish this book. I just can't get over one thing - the dialogue. It's all written like this:-And what, Imogen wonders, is that?Ashley taps his cigarette on the ashtray.-I couldn't say. It's different for every man.-There isn't a name for it, Ashley saysThe dashes would be fine, if it weren't for all the "Ashley says" or "Imogen wonders" type things thrown in without [...]


    28. Works far better as a whole than in its separate parts. Engaging and thoughtful historical fiction framed by a modern quest for a vast fortune. Full review tomorrow when I'm not suffering from altitude sickness (fictional trips to Everest can be rough).


    29. “The Steady Running of the Hour” by Justin Go, published by Simon & Schuster.Category – Fiction/Literature Publication Date – April 15, 2014In present day American Tristan Campbell receives a letter from attorneys in England informing him he could be the heir of an immense fortune. However, he must prove his linage to Ashley Walsingham but he must not let anyone know of his search. Ashley who lived in England in the 1900’s may well be considered a playboy who has an active interest [...]


    30. Imagine an exquisitely constructed and intricately detailed set of locked nesting puzzle boxes, each one holding tantalizing clues to the location of the next box and how to open it, and the promise of a fabulous treasure for those who solve all the puzzlesd each box is interesting in its own right, but only becomes compelling when viewed in light of being a part of the larger overall puzzled you unlock each box one by one, study all the clues, search for meaning in every detail, carefully assem [...]


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