Cold Skin

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Canongate, 2006 - Antarctica - 233 pages
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On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steamship approaches a desolate island, far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the earth.

But when he lands on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. His entire world for the next year is a deserted cabin, woods, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea.

Then night begins to fall . . .

Cold Skinis a fabulous dark gem of a book. In equal parts thriller, science fiction and historical fiction, it s a B-movie cum literary masterpiece that will haunt you beyond the final pages.

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User Review  - kthxy - LibraryThing

Easy to read without paying too much attention, and I did't find it scary at all… Which surprised (and disappointed?) me quite a lot thinking of all the other reviews on here. It's an interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - oscillate_wildly - LibraryThing

An interesting, claustrophobic meditation on the cyclic nature of violence and madness. The book was meant to be an uncomfortable read, and yet I was put off by one part in particular -- the fact that ... Read full review

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