As it turns out I put the book down with 50 pages left and started on another.
Unfortunately, I have two big problems with this book: the action is very uneven, and one of main characters--Val--I found stupendously annoying.
With so many good books in the world to read...I'm just not willing to waste any more time reading a bad one.
This was the first book of this author that I have read, and it will likely be the last. It left me perplexed as to whether it was intended to be fact, fiction, mystery,... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Griz
Having been to Antarctica as a tourist, I can relate a lot to what Robinson writes about. Admittedly, some of the scenes are far fetched (feral population of humans living in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott FS
I wish there had been more story line and less history of previous explorations, but I did like it.Published 5 months ago by PK Kelley
I read this book before our 2000 trip to Antarctica.We returned this December and I dug it out for my wife to read. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vincent F. Biondo Jr.
This book gives you a good taste of Antarctica but it wasn't a particularly good read - somewhat boring. The characters and situations never grabbed me. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Roz
A great yarn as Reagan might have said. However, the author gets a bit carried away with himself about two thirds of the way through and tries to wrap it into a social sci-fi... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Hawkeye
This is my favorite Kim Stanley Robinson novel. It's a good yarn, but it's a spectacular evocation of life and work on the ice. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Iconoclast81
A good read with good references to Antarctic history but when he gets to dirigible rescues on the windy continent... I knew he was going toward fantasy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sarah Gillens
A fun romp with very serious ecological implications for Earth. Forward thinking and well written, I found it hard to put down!Published 16 months ago by Alden Globe