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Far North

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great read. More interesting in many ways than The Road.

A great read. I really enjoyed this book. Reviews complaining about the typos are done by people who didn't finish the book. They have a special purpose. I loved The Road by McCarthy, but I honestly thought this was a better story by miles, and it had more meaning and f...
A great read. I really enjoyed this book. Reviews complaining about the typos are done by people who didn't finish the book. They have a special purpose. I loved The Road by McCarthy, but I honestly thought this was a better story by miles, and it had more meaning and feeling in my mind. I highly recommend this book!

posted by Ian_Mule on June 20, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

From The Aussie Zombie

Far North was on my wishlist for about two years when it came up as a Group Read for a group on Goodreads that I belong to. It was the perfect excuse to finally buy it and I was really looking forward to it – post-apocalyptic, a solitary character who decides to reconne...
Far North was on my wishlist for about two years when it came up as a Group Read for a group on Goodreads that I belong to. It was the perfect excuse to finally buy it and I was really looking forward to it – post-apocalyptic, a solitary character who decides to reconnect with the remnants of humanity and set in harsh landscape. Should have been my cup of tea.

This book is beautifully written in a bleak, harsh and short way, full of twists that I didn’t see coming, and gradually reveals its secrets at the right parts of the story.

Without giving away too many twists and secrets, I just found this book a pretty hard slog – I didn’t find the character of Makepeace interesting in the least, the secondary characters seemed two-dimensional with little substance to even make me curious about them and found the ending unsatisfactory apart from the fact that it meant I was finally finished.

As I said at the beginning, perhaps I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for this book. Of course that does not make it a bad book, and as one friend said ‘it’s written like a western’ (thanks Alison!), which is spot-on – so if that type of writing appeals to you, then you should just ignore me and try it for yourself.

posted by KatZombie on January 27, 2012

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    From The Aussie Zombie

    Far North was on my wishlist for about two years when it came up as a Group Read for a group on Goodreads that I belong to. It was the perfect excuse to finally buy it and I was really looking forward to it – post-apocalyptic, a solitary character who decides to reconnect with the remnants of humanity and set in harsh landscape. Should have been my cup of tea.

    This book is beautifully written in a bleak, harsh and short way, full of twists that I didn’t see coming, and gradually reveals its secrets at the right parts of the story.

    Without giving away too many twists and secrets, I just found this book a pretty hard slog – I didn’t find the character of Makepeace interesting in the least, the secondary characters seemed two-dimensional with little substance to even make me curious about them and found the ending unsatisfactory apart from the fact that it meant I was finally finished.

    As I said at the beginning, perhaps I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for this book. Of course that does not make it a bad book, and as one friend said ‘it’s written like a western’ (thanks Alison!), which is spot-on – so if that type of writing appeals to you, then you should just ignore me and try it for yourself.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    Great read. More interesting in many ways than The Road.

    A great read. I really enjoyed this book. Reviews complaining about the typos are done by people who didn't finish the book. They have a special purpose. I loved The Road by McCarthy, but I honestly thought this was a better story by miles, and it had more meaning and feeling in my mind. I highly recommend this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    l couldn't put it down!

    Future survival at its best.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Far North

    One of my first books to read on Nook. Don't know anything about the author, but thought the name of the book intriguing. I lived in Alaska for 14 years so I could easily associate with the cold winters and short summers. I couldn't put it down. Fascinating story with lots of strange twists and turns. I get emotionally involved with characters so I liked Makepeace! Not only was she brutalized, she brutalized others, but she did things just to survive. It isn't just another end-of-times survivalist story. I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Enjoyed the book,

    but the author's knowledge of global warming is questionable. Good thing is scifi.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    End Times novel

    A good story with action. Well fleshed out characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    I thought this was a good book. To be honest I thought it was g

    I thought this was a good book. To be honest I thought it was going to progress into more, but overall it was interesting storyline.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    Good

    Very good book, interesting characters and a good story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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