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The Terror - Dan Simmons
The Terror
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Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom. -Men's JournalGreeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary... show more
Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom. -Men's JournalGreeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core."Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly"In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage"Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316017459 (0316017450)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 766
Edition language: English
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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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