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The Terror: A Novel By Dan Simmons

4 Ratings: 3.0
A historical fiction novel about the doomed expedition of The Terror and The Erebus to find the Northwest Passage in the far North Pole in 1845.

The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt … see full wiki

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: January 2009
1 review about The Terror: A Novel By Dan Simmons

Terribly frightening, thrilling, captivating, and epic.

  • Feb 5, 2009
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This book is 700+ pages long, and if you have no patience for descriptive narrative, then perhaps you might want to skip this book, but I love the descriptions of the freezing arctic, and how the men fought harsh conditions. I also enjoyed the mythological aspect of the book, something which quite a few readers complained about. I believe that Dan Simmons had no pretentions about where he was taking the book. So early on, we're introduced to a terrible monster in the ice, and while you want to believe that it's nothing worse than a large Polar Bear, Simmons repeatedly makes references on how it isn't a thing of the earth. I enjoyed this book MUCH more than I expected. It took me a while to finish, but I think it's totally worth the long trek across the cold, hard, pack ice.
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