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El Terror - Dan Simmons
El Terror
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El autor de best-sellers internacionales transforma la verdadera historia de una legendaria expedicion al artico en una excitante y extraordinaria novela en la linea del mejor Stephen King o Patrick O'Brian. Una novela brillante y aterradora, para ser saboreada por los amantes de novelas... show more
El autor de best-sellers internacionales transforma la verdadera historia de una legendaria expedicion al artico en una excitante y extraordinaria novela en la linea del mejor Stephen King o Patrick O'Brian. Una novela brillante y aterradora, para ser saboreada por los amantes de novelas historicas, ficcion literaria y todos aquellos que buscan un buen libro. En 1847, dos barcos de la Armada britanica, el HMS Erebus y el HMS Terror, que navegaban bajo el mando de sir John Franklin, estan atrapados en el hielo del Artico. En su anhelada busca del paso del Noroeste, parecen haber fracasado. Sin poder hacer nada por continuar su marcha y completar su expedicion, rodeados del frio polar y de inminentes peligros, solo pueden esperar a que llegue el deshielo que les permita escapar. Poco a poco, los dias van pasando y las condiciones de supervivencia se vuelven mas extremas; temperaturas que superan los cincuenta grados bajo cero, provisiones de comida escasas, el deterioro de los barcos o la llegada de enfermedades van mellando la esperanza de la tripulacion. Por si fuera poco, la extrana presencia de una criatura bestial y misteriosa hace que los hombres crean que se enfrentan no solo a las condiciones naturales mas adversas, sino tambien a fuerzas sobrenaturales que superan, por momentos, sus creencias y su razon. Con el tiempo y la llegada de las primeras muertes, fantasmas como el de la rebelion, el motin o el canibalismo hacen su entrada en escena, en un panorama desolador. Basada en hechos reales, El Terror es una magnifica novela en la que Dan Simmons consigue que el lector se sienta, aterido, uno mas de los tripulantes extraviados en el Polo. La verdadera historia de una legendaria expedicion al Artico, transformada en una excitante y extraordinaria novela en la linea del mejor Stephen King o Patrick O'Brian. / The bestselling author of Ilium and Olympos transforms the true story of a legendary Arctic expedition into a thriller worthy of Stephen King or Patrick O'Brian. Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of The Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison before they open them, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching one seaman at a time or whole crews, leaving bodies mangled horribly or missing forever. Captain Crozier takes over the expedition after the creature kills its original leader, Sir John Franklin. Drawing equally on his own strengths as a seaman and the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued, Crozier sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until Crozier begins to fear there is no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788496940567 (849694056X)
Publisher: Roca
Pages no: 768
Edition language: Spanish
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 The Terror
Seriously. I shrugged my way through 996 pages (why oh why was this book so freaking long?) and at the end said well that was...something. Simmons jumps from person to person in this almost 1,000 page book. We also get shifting timelines (oh joy...wait no joy, I usually always hate it when authors d...
learn by going
learn by going rated it
4.5 The Terror, by Dan Simmons
I love feeling like I've been taken on a journey when I read, and this book spans years, multiple character perspectives, and the wasteland that is the arctic. I wouldn't call it a "saga," but by the end I couldn't believe where I ended up given where I started. The Terror is based on the lost Fra...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.0 The Terror
Interesting but disappointing. The story of a vanished polar expedition and the semi-supernatural terror that persecuted it.I still think it's an interesting concept and the story had potential, but the execution was lacking. For one, although I have nothing against long books in theory, this one ...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 The Terror
My first Dan Simmons- Really good story however it could have been about 100-200 pages shorter. The repeated telling of who was dead and who wasnt dead from each ship could have been scrapped and their actual traveling routes and details could have been clarified better, thus shortened. Their were ...
jaddington
jaddington rated it
5.0 The Terror: A Novel
Historical fiction they say. A great story I say. We must remember that these ships were in lost in the Arctic in the 1840's. Think about that. Dan Simmons has used a tragic story from our past, and added...something more.We have the rosters from the ships, we know the names of the men that were the...
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