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The Terror

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A terrifyingly superb historical fiction!

I first picked this book up because the cover caught my eye and so did the unbelievable price at $5.98. After reading about the book I could not stop thinking about it, so one day I started reading it and could not put it down! It jumps you right into the story of the...
I first picked this book up because the cover caught my eye and so did the unbelievable price at $5.98. After reading about the book I could not stop thinking about it, so one day I started reading it and could not put it down! It jumps you right into the story of the Franklin Expedition and the two boats that get lost in the frozen seas. However, starvation, disease, and mutiny are not the crew's only enemy, the bigger threat is the intelligent beast that lives out on the ice that seems intent on the destruction of all living things aboard these two vessels.

posted by Caravaggio on November 12, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not quite "Terror"

I usually do not get frightened by novels, but was expecting a little more from this one. I found myself much more interested in the story behind the Franklin Expedition and the problems associated with the journey, rather than the attacks by the arctic beast. With this...
I usually do not get frightened by novels, but was expecting a little more from this one. I found myself much more interested in the story behind the Franklin Expedition and the problems associated with the journey, rather than the attacks by the arctic beast. With this in mind, the expedition element to the novel also became rather stale after a while. The novel seemed to drag once getting about midway. I am surprised at the positive response that this novel received. However, some positives were the characters and the detail of the journey.

posted by Ingsoc on August 11, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Pass

    Very repetative, describes the misery of each character in depth, cold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

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    This book is much like the Arctic journey undertaken by the explorers themselves, interminable boredom broken by brief outbursts of horror. Thanks to its length- and it is way too long- you do get to know many of the characters and their strengths and foibles, but the author provides too much unnecessary detail about mundane objects that just don't matter. The worst part is that after trudging through all the irrelevance, the main narrator does not stay true to character and the end is unsatisfying.

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