The Terror: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Mar 8, 2007 - Fiction - 784 pages
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"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal

Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core.

"Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly

"In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage

"Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages
  

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Even the prose seemed cumbersome. - LibraryThing
Wonderful characterizations. - LibraryThing
Excellent book; hated the ending. - LibraryThing
Simmons is a great writer. - LibraryThing
But no. The ending too was perfect. - LibraryThing
I thought the characterizations were terrific. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing

Great read. It did get slow at times. And I do have a problem when a novel has very few supernatural elements and then the ending is almost completely supernatural. Dan Simmons is a master of scene ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

On July 26, 1845, the Royal Navy ships Erebus and Terror, bound on yet another journey to discover the theoretical Northwest Passage, left two whaling vessels in Baffin Bay. These ships and the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.

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