The North Water

by Ian McGuire | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1471151263 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcrimson-tidewing of Balingup, Western Australia Australia on 6/22/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, June 22, 2018
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.

From back cover:
A ship sets sail with a killer on board . . .

1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage.

But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act. Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster . . .

Journal Entry 2 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, June 23, 2018
A truly astounding novel, and one of my best reads for the year thus far. It's violent, horrific, bloody and brutal but also well researched, superbly written and utterly compelling. Fast-paced and vivid, McGuire has given us an interesting plot full of suspense, and a host of convincing characters; even Henry Drax, who is a character I won't forget for a while. Lovely descriptions of the Arctic landscape contrast starkly with the cruelty and horror. But it's not all blood and gore. There are a number of serious underlying themes here: individual morality, greed, corruption, God and fate to name a few. If you can cope with the violence then this book is definitely one to read.

Journal Entry 3 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Moree, New South Wales Australia on Friday, June 29, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (6/28/2018 UTC) at Moree, New South Wales Australia


Sending off as a wish list tag to Edwardstreet by post. Hope you enjoy it! :D

Journal Entry 4 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Arrived at my PO Box today - thank you Helen

Released 4 yrs ago (9/2/2018 UTC) at —- by hand, post, or courier in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand


Really gruesome, really gripping and beautifully written. Could not be put down. I loved it.

Journal Entry 6 by newk at Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I was handed this in Hobart by my old friend Edward. I make no promises because the TBR pile grows ever bigger.
Thank you.
The weekend Hobart was very special

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