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Far North - Marcel Theroux
Far North
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3.83 90
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571237777 (0571237770)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Damn Good Books (or not) rated it
Pausing for now. I need something not quite so bleak at the moment.
veeral rated it
Powerful book. Powerful, magnificent, but brutal and bleak. Makepeace is one of the most resilient characters that I have ever come across while reading fiction. I have noticed that many reviews here give away too much of the plot. I would advice against reading them as the magnificence of this book...
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Regina's Reads rated it
You know that Tom Hanks movie, Cast Away, the one where Hank's character is stranded on an island alone and everyone on the plane with him that crashed is dead? He has a few reminders from civilization, undelivered packages, some toys – a volleyball. Now imagine that he never got off the island an...
makinghismark rated it
This beautifully written post-apocalyptic tale tends to get lost among the tales of cannibals and zombies, but I would rank it right up there with McCarthy's The Road or Crace's The Pesthouse. One refreshing difference in this novel is that the main character, Makepeace -- sheriff of a dead town -- ...
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2.0 Far North
Let me start by saying it took me 11 days to read this book. 300 pages over 11 days is, what, 27-odd pages a day which is VERY unusual for me. I do confess that I was in something of a reading slump when I started this, so please take what I say with a pinch of salt!This book is beautifully written ...
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