At the beginning of this novel we are introduced to Noel Odell, mountaineer and naturalist. So when someone mentions Noel or Odell, I´m under the impression that they are talking about the same person. But then I read this:
"No need to check up on me, Odell. It´s Noel I´m more concerned about."
OK ... I´m confused. What did he do, split himself into two seperate human beings?
Turning back the pages didn´t help that much. Then I did some massive googling and as it is, the name of the photographer on the 1924-Mallory expedition has been John B.L. Noel, a guy who the author hasn´t introduced at all to the reader!
God, how I hate sloppy writing. I´m peeved!