Shiver: A novel

by Nikki Gemmell | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780091834494 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcrimson-tidewing of Balingup, Western Australia Australia on 6/2/2006
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, June 2, 2006
"I can catalogue Antarctica by touch."

"In her first novel Nikki Gemmell delves into the emotional depth of love and loss set in the wilderness of Antarctica. A young woman gets the chance of a lifetime. To go to ‘the land of mythical tragedies, the place of ships’ hulls being crushed by ice, of long journeys into darkness and death, of soles falling from feet and being strapped back on, of teeth freezing and splitting, fingers dying, toenails coming away, mates disappearing through holes in the ice, mates walking away into blizzards, saying I’m just going outside and may be some time and never coming back…’

Surrounded by the cruel beauty of the last great wilderness on Earth, she finds herself transfixed by the power of the land.

Travelling and living with a close-knit and idiosyncratic team, Fin learns the rules and taboos of community life in Antarctica, and then promptly breaks the strictest taboo of all – she falls in love. The consequences are shattering. Lyrical, haunting and sometimes painfully moving, Shiver is a first novel of great power and beauty."
-- Collins Books

Journal Entry 2 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sending to 9moons as part of one of my "clear some space" 3kg bag RABCKs for postage.

Journal Entry 3 by 9moons from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Thanks Helen for the incredible bag of books. This one looks brand new!
I hope I can get around to this one in the not-too-distant future...

Journal Entry 4 by 9moons from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Thursday, January 31, 2008
Antarctica is one place in the world I have absolutely no interest in going to, and I can't say that I've changed my mind after reading this book!!

There was a tension throughout the whole story involving some characters, which I thought was going somewhere, but petered out to very little, if anything at all. And I thought the MAJOR EVENT (no spoilers) which was the climax of the book was a bit cliched or amateurish.
Nonetheless (there's always a 'nonetheless'!) it was a good quick read that kept me mostly intrigued. I'm feeling generous, so I'll give it a 7.

Journal Entry 5 by 9moons at George Street, Brisbane in Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (2/14/2008 UTC) at George Street, Brisbane in Brisbane, Queensland Australia



I left it in the magazine rack at Grab'n'Go on Friday Feb 15 (I left for Chile the next day and haven't had a chance to make release notes till now - sorry!)

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