In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden"" search for an elusive girl in a frozen, post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and is being governed by a secret organization. There is destruction everywhere; great walls of ice overrun... show more
In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden"" search for an elusive girl in a frozen, post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and is being governed by a secret organization. There is destruction everywhere; great walls of ice overrun the world in this hallucinatory quest-novel. Acclaimed by Brian Aldiss on its publication in 1967 as the best science fiction book of the year, this extraordinary and innovative novel has subsequently been recognized as a major work of literature in its own right. ""Her stories are...rich with a fresh kind of peril.""-The New York Times. ""A writer of such chillingly matter-of-fact, unself-pitying vigour.""-The New Yorker
Publish date: July 1st 2006
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
I chose this book because I heard somewhere that it was about ice apocalypse. In snowless England I wanted to read something to make me grateful for a mild climate (which I’m otherwise not that happy with). So yes, this book did make me appreciate a mild climate and also the fact I don’t do drugs (g...
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Edit (104 days later): Despite my initial 3 star rating, I feel compelled to give this book another star. I must admit that Ice is still haunting me, as some of the powerful images it aroused are still vivid in my mind. Few books have this power over me. ----------------------- While I found Ice to...
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Fire and IceSome say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice. -Robert FrostWith the dog days of summer upon us, ...