Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson
Johnson’s savagely funny [book] is a grunt’s-eye view of fear and loathing, arrogance and insanity in a dysfunctional, dystopian closed community. It’s like M*A*S*H on ice, a bleak, black comedy.”—The Times of London
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Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
All in all, a very good book for me because I am interested in this place and I've never seen a book like it about Antarctica. A good film by German director Werner Herzog covers some of the same territory. The author does not give a photo of himself that I could find, and after the first few chapters, I still don't have much of an idea who our narrator is. Folks that write for magazines are very clear about what they are trying to get across. There were a few times when I was forced to reread portions to try to figure out what is going on or the point that the narrator was trying to make. The editor should have picked up on this. But if you are interested in this continent you will have to read this book because it is the only one of its kind that I have seen. You will like the attitude of the author and his sense of humor.
JAMES GANDOLFINI WAS DEVELOPING A DRAMA BASED ON THIS BOOK BEFORE HIS UNTIMELY DEATH IN JUNE, 2013!!!