The Terror

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The men on board Her Britannic Majesty's Ships Terror and Erebus had every expectation of triumph. They were part of Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition - as scientifically advanced an enterprise as had ever set forth - and theirs were ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/08/13
Semplicemente avvincente dalla prima pagina. Per 780 pagine non si perde mai il ritmo e la tensione che percorre tutta la storia. Simmons tratteggia una storia del terrore senza però cadere nello splatter e sempre tenendo un occhio fisso sulla coeren...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/11/10
If I could I'd rank it as 3.5 stars. It was reverting from the beginning until maybe 3/4 through. After that, especially the incessant references to The Terror on the ice, gets wearisome. The 700+ pages could do with at least 50 less. This is more fa...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/07/10
This is based on a true expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The two expedition ships HMS Erebus and Terror vanished almost without trace. This book is a wonderful exercise in what if. An author has to be very competent to demand a reader's atte...Continua
Ha scritto il 06/03/10
The Terror is a fascinating historical fiction about the doomed Franklin Expedition. It's a slow and chilling story about how the struggle for survival brings out the best and worst of human beings. If the book has a fault, it is that sometimes you g...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/02/10

weird but rather wonderful - a very chilly read

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