|Original HB Copy|
I have the black hardback cover, so shall review that cover. Very dark obviously. You can just imagine the coldness and isolation that is featured in the book by looking at the cover. Quite an eerie feel to it too.
The book is told mostly through a diary, so is all from the perspective of the character Jack. You get given a brief rundown of his life and how is where he is at the start of the story and the realisation that he wants more and so embarks on this epic adventure.
It was from the start of the expedition that the story started to make me feel very uncomfortable and not really enjoy the story.
This is a lot my own fault as I was expecting a more war time story I guess, but that hardly gets a mention. This is all about the trip to the Arctic and the time spent there. Its somewhere I don't really know a great deal about, but guessed its a very isolated place that's not going to have a supermarket just down the road. I hadn't accounted for the fact that a fair amount of animal (mainly seal) hunting would happen. I am the biggest softie when it comes to animals and although I don't like reading of any animal killing I could have coped with a little. For me there was just too much and it was kind of brutal at times too.
|New PB edition|
The story reaches a thorough conclusion with most ends tied up. But I have to say I was left feeling a little confused as to what the whole purpose of the story was. What the author was trying to tell me with the story didn't feel that clear. I'm sure that is just my airheadedness showing itself again and their is likely to be a very obvious reasoning staring me in the face.
Sadly this book really wasn't my cup of tea, but by no means is a terrible book or anything. Just maybe I need to investigate my reading material a little more carefully next time
Rating 2 Out Of 5
This Is Published In The UK By Orion
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