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What a great book!! James Houston writes with a great knowledge of the North, it would seem. From the detail about old ships and whaling procedures, to the occasional picture of an item relevant to the story, Houston covers it all! Though such details are provided, it /5. Oct 10, · "The Ice Master" was a joy to read and this reader was sad to see it end. It is an exciting story, very well-written and told in such a way that this reader was surprised when, at one point in the book, certain crew members did not xn--72-6kcqyerncglln.xn--p1ai by: 7.
Aug 03, · The Ice Master is a much-needed story from a much-needed perspective. The author is empathetic to the physical and mental trials and horrors of prolong entrapment of the sea. She gives us the sympathetic version of the sailor and the ice. She writes with fascination of her subject, and desire for understanding and truth. The Ice Master Book Summary and Study Guide Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Ice Master Jennifer Niven's exemplary novel The Ice Master proves the old adage that fact is stranger than fiction.
This is the story of the tragic arctic expedition aboard the HMCS Karluk. Niven's first book, unlike the voyage, is well-researchedDand it's thorough. Screenwriter Niven captivates with her reconstruction of the doomed crew's efforts to survive the harshness of the polar. This novel of an whaling expedition resembles a drugstore ice cream sandwich, bland ends on either side of a cold white reward.
A traditional maritime adventure frames a more compelling. For all of its good points, The Ice Master also has faults, to the point that I had serious doubts about the quality of the book in the beginning.
First and most importantly, it has no index, which severely limits its use as a reference tool. The Ice Master is an epic tale of true adventure that rivals the most dramatic fiction. Drawing on the diaries of those who were rescued and those who perished, and even an interview with one living survivor, Jennifer Niven re-creates with astonishing accuracy and immediacy the Karluk's ill-fated journey and her crew's desperate attempts to.
Oct 23, · xn--72-6kcqyerncglln.xn--p1ai This is the summary of The Ice Master: The Doomed Voyage of the Karluk by Jennifer Niven. Jul 05, · 'For more than 30 years I have been reading polar survival stories, but none so gripping and meticulously based on the written accounts of the survivors as The Ice Master ' /5(6). After almost twelve months battling the elements, twelve survivors were rescued, thanks to the heroic efforts of their captain, Bartlett, the Ice Master, who traveled by foot across the ice and through Siberia to find help.
Review this Book. The Ice Master is much more than just a tale of another arctic expedition gone wrong. It is an intriguing story of a journey that was doomed from the start, a story of. out of 5 stars The Ice Master Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 June In Junethe H.M.C.S. Karluk set sail from British Columbia, part of a scientific expedition led by Vilhjalmur Stefansson to the Arctic. The Karluk carried a crew and a number of Reviews: With The Ice Master: The Doomed Voyage of the Karluk, I thought I was just reading another tale of epic survival in the arctic.
But as this true account developed, it was soon clear that the underlying story line was about failed leadership, selfishness, and distrust, which made it. Oct 01, · The captain declared the ship unfit for the voyage upon seeing it, and the crew consisted of young sailors who had no arctic experience, and scientists who would be better off teaching in a classroom than searching for an undiscovered arctic continent.
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The Karluk set off in Septemberand nearly one year later a handful of survivors were picked up by a tiny schooner. Based on the unpublished letters of journals of the crew of The Karluk, this is an account of one of the most ambitious - and disastrous - Arctic expeditions ever mounted.
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