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5.0 out of 5 starsOutstanding
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2015
A vivid and immersive read. The story and the language are a pleasure, at times chilling and disturbing but a pleasure to read throughout.
3.0 out of 5 starsThe walrus skull was not the only problem with this book.
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2015
This book was poorly edited. Rebecca Hunt is a talented writer, and Everland could have been a good read if an editor had watched out for factual errors, confusing points of view throughout, and other distracting issues. Namely, the frequent use of the fbomb, which I don't think British explorers would have used quite so liberally, if at all. Especially in this manner - ‘"He was there a moment ago," Millet-Bass replied, sick beyond endurance of f***ing Dinners.' Do editors just not edit anymore? This is inexcusable. And if a person actually edited this book, here's some advice: deny it.
3.0 out of 5 starsPerhaps it's not fair to write something after only having ...
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2015
Perhaps it's not fair to write something after only having read the pages posted by Amazon, but I wonder if the author has done her homework about Antarctica. In the first page of Chapter 3, we learn that a walrus skull wearing a Yankees baseball cap is nailed to a post at the end of a runway at the Antarctic base Aegeus. There are no walruses in Antarctic. Walrus are circumpolar in the Northern Hemisphere. Perhaps later we will learn in a twist of the plot why someone went to the bother of bringing a walrus skull from the Arctic to the Antarctic, but the author's credibility suffers in the meantime.
4.0 out of 5 starsAntarktisexpedition heute und vor 100 Jahren
Reviewed in Germany on January 8, 2018
Neben der zeitlosen Frage wie weit man gehen würde um einen Menschen zu retten zeigen die beiden Paralellgeschichten auch wie das Auswahlverfahren der Crew von privatem Interesse der Geldgeber durchkreuzt wird und welch wirtschaftliches Interesse sich hinter einer solchen Expedition damals (Bereitstellung weiterer Expeditionsgelder von Seiten der englischen Krone) wie auch heute (Publikationen in internationalen Fachzeitschriften) steht. Ich fand das Buch flüssig und leicht zu lesen.