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The North Water: A Novel - Ian McGuire
The North Water: A Novel
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781627795944 (1627795944)
ASIN: 1627795944
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 The North Water by Ian McGuire, narrated by John Keating
The North Water is a savage, harsh, gory, dark fiction story taking place mainly on a whaling vessel in the 19th century. Ever moving north in search of the dwindling whale population, the realities of life are hard enough for these men, never mind the serial killer/child molester hiding among them....
learn by going
learn by going rated it
0.0 The North Water, by Ian McGuire
I'm dropping this at 35%. After the polar bears and second rape of a child, I'm done. The sample dazzled me when I read it: rich language, dark, and a favorite subject (whaling, remote places). I'd thought I was in the mood for it, having recently gone on a bit of a vengeance binge. But the language...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The North Water
I don't know why I have such a particular affinity for these whaling tales, but recently I recognized that I gravitated toward them. And being that authors are continually revisiting the subject, it's obvious I am not alone in my appreciation. The North Water bears many similarities to the classic w...
meeplemaiden
meeplemaiden rated it
4.0 Boats, Brutality and Bodily Functions.
This book reminded me a lot of Terror by Dan Simmons albeit much shorter. It isn't however the same story by any means. Like Terror it is the story of a shipwreck in the Arctic. One man fights for his survival against starvation and freezing temperatures. He encounters polar bears and Inuit. What Te...
runner
runner rated it
4.0 Exciting boys own adventure for grown ups!
Sailing the high seas on a whaling ship in the 18th century with villains and good guys a plenty. There's trouble afoot when Henry Drax murderer, rapist and downright font of all evil joins the ship and continues his killing ways with not a care in the world. Enter our disillusioned hero Patrick Sum...
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