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review 2017-10-16 01:58
Dark Matter ★★★★☆
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

Although technically a ghost story, the real horror for me is the sense of creeping dread and isolation and loneliness as the last man left in the endless night of an arctic camp. Most chilling of all is the man’s horror at contemplating the afterlife should he perish there and become a ghost himself – not just a winter of endless night alone, but an eternity.

 

Audiobook via Audible. Jeremy Northam proves he’s as wonderful an audio narrator as he is an actor, which certainly isn’t true of everyone.

 

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review 2017-10-08 09:30
Dark Matter
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

In one of my periodicals, there´s a paper by someone who´s worked out what we know of the universe is only a tiny percentage of what actually exists. He say´s what´s left can´t be seen or detected, but it´s there; he calls it "dark matter".

 

Would I have read this book before Paver´s other novel Thin Air, I would have given it a glowing 5 star rating. Whether it being the  atmosphere, the setting, the descriptions of the landscapes, nature and weather in the high artic, the creepiness of the novel or the characters, I loved everything about this novel.

 

But I can´t help being disappointed about the ending and I can´t go into any specifics, because of possible spoilers. So I will just say that the ending is nagging at me and I will give this book the same rating as I have given Thin Air.

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-10-08 08:09
Reading progress update: I've read 161 out of 246 pages.
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

Michella Paver is the master in turning ordinary objects into something truly menacing. Leaving me, the reader, with the question, if certain occurences have truly happened or everything is a figment of the main characters imagination.

 

So far this book is amazing.

 

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text 2017-10-07 15:44
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 246 pages.
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

After finishing Thin Air by Michelle Paver, I immediately ordered her other ghost story Dark Matter from my local library. The perfect read for the modern masters of horror.

 

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text 2017-09-25 01:36
Halloween Bingo 2017 - Ghost
Thin Air - Michelle Paver

Ooh, I did enjoy this creepy little tale. Lots of chills, and you're never quite sure whether Stephen is really being haunted or if he's just suffering from altitude sickness.

 

And I loved the descriptions of the clothing and food. Paver has obviously done her research into the climbing expeditions of the 1930s, and they're a far cry from today. No breathable fabrics or energy drinks in those times. Woolly jumpers, mugs of hot tea, and peach brandy seemed to be what kept these climbers going.

 

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