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ISBN:3453029054
Author: Dan Simmons
ISBN13: 978-3453029057
Title: Terror
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Language: German
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Heyne Verlag (2007)
Pages: 992

Terror by Dan Simmons



The Terror Dan Simmons. Captain Crozier comes up on deck to find his ship under attack by celestial ghosts. Above him - above Terror - shimmering folds of light lunge but then quickly withdraw like the colourful arms of aggressive but ultimately uncertain spectres. Ectoplasmic skeletal fingers extend toward the ship, open, prepare to grasp, and pull back. The temperature is −50 degrees Fahrenheit and dropping fast.

The Terror is a 2007 novel by American author Dan Simmons. In the novel, while Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, and forced to contend with mutiny and cannibalism, they are stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a monster.

Their captain s insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of The Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn t the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison before they open them, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean.

Seems a little quiet over here.

Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists, and I am in awe of his achievement. Dan Simmons is a recipient of a Hugo Award and the author of critically acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels. He makes his home in Colorado. I bought this book after watching "The Terror" series on AMC. I really had a hard time putting it down. well, some of them! Others are easy to despise. His description of the bitter cold makes you feel as though you're there on the ice with the crew.

The Terror ~ Dan Simmons. Kim Z. Turtenwald ~ Page Administrator.

This book is dedicated, with love and many thanks for the indelible Arctic memories, to Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer, Dewey Martin, William Self, George Fenneman, Dmitri Tiomkin, Charles Lederer, Christian Nyby, Howard Hawkes, and James Arness. This elusive quality it is, which causes the thought of whiteness, when divorced from more kindly associations, and coupled with any object terrible in itself, to heighten that terror to the furthest bounds.

Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' bestselling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror' and it's now a chilling 10-part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott. But for almost two years his ships HMS Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness beging to take their toll. Not to take anything away from the ending – it was okay – but just not as powerful as the rest.

The Terror Quotes Showing 1-30 of 37. Luckily, even as a young man not yet become himself, John Bridgens had two things besides indecision that kept him from self-destruction - books and a sense of irony. Dan Simmons, The Terror. tags: books, irony, salvation, self-destruction. We are all eaters of souls. Amen, I felt like saying, although I do not know why. ― Dan Simmons, The Terror. tags: books, inner-world, melancholy, men, reading. The words sounded like a mournful incantation.

A novel by Dan Simmons.
Reviews: 7
Arilak
I read this book several years ago when it first came out. Then I watched the recent mini-series (very good) made from the novel, and wanted to read it again. Simmons is an excellent writer, and I really like his dedication, at the beginning, to the cast of Howard Hawkes' 1951 "The Thing"
(my first horror film, at age 8--I have been a horror book/movie fan ever since!
interactive man
Interesting style, this was my first Simmons. Given to me by a friend, I have since bought two more and given them away to other friends. I just can't put this book into the sci-fi genre, too much historical data, and the native lore is remarkable. Very long, but I could have read more.
Goltigor
The book is not for everyone - it's a Little slow in its Developments, but its amazingly written, and the nesion just keeps Building. You will never see the ending coming. Definately one of the books I need to get signed by Mr. Simmons when I meet him Again.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
No way to be assured in what language the book was published. Took a while to get as well, even though that mattered.
Jube
One of my favorite books!
Ironfire
I've read several accounts of expeditions from the world's frozen spaces before. I thought this would be another one of those. Wrong. This book threw me for a loop. First, because I failed to notice The Terror was a blend of science fiction and factual artic exploration. Then when the Big Boy was introduced, I stopped and read the back cover more closely, and discovered what I really was into with this baby. The author had plenty to work with if he'd merely used the concept of an unusually large and vicious polar bear that liked to eat humans, but then he wouldn't have been able to bring into play the magic talents of the indigenous character, the quiet lady the sailors call Lady Silence. Turns out, she has good reason for her silence. And the caulker's mate, well, he has to rank way up there with the other big dudes on the list of literary bad guys. What a rat. I kept wanting to even the score with him, myself.

It's a big book, but that gives you more for your bucks. The writing is excellent. The writer kept me reading, even when I should have blown out the lamp and hit the hay. This is one heck of a good book. Few books hold me captive the way this one did. I thought for a time that I was a child again, and discovering the world of books all over. A fresh look at an old subject. If I were to read this one again(and I might) I'll be sure to wear a warm pair of woolen skivvies, or maybe a pair made of seal skin might work better. Don't want to freeze my gonads off. Brrrrrrrr!

Have to admit, I didn't read the book in German.

Thanks, Sumner Wilson

Loved The Terror.The Hellbringer (Volume 1)
Dawncrusher
This book was so interesting. Yeah, LONG, but I didn't get the feeling that it was too long. The author did an amazing (AMAZING) job of incorporating his fiction with historical facts and findings. First the book captivated me, and then it got me interested in what really happened, and then that drew me in, so much so that I went on to read two non-fiction books on the subject! I couldn't get enough, and actually won't ever, until they find out (in real life) what happened to those two ships!

Both in Simmons' book and in reality, what exactly happened remains a mystery, although the author uses his considerable talent and creative license to fill in many of the gaps. The ships lost in the arctic have never been found, and it is thought that all of its men, who sought the northwest passage, perished, due to poor quality, possibly poisoned food; disease, mainly scurvy; and the far below zero temperatures. The remains of three of the men were found mummified due to the cold when their graves were excavated on Beecher Island. You can see them on Wikipedia.

What happened in the plot of the book that can be substantiated by archaeological findings by multiple search parties is fascinating. The detail the author made up to fill in the gaps, guided by history, is even better. I am frustrated with the author for one unexplained event at the end of the book (seriously, when you read more than 700 pages, you kind of expect answers to everything), which will forever remain a mystery, as he planned it that way. Grrrr. Other than that, this book was one of the best entertainment and reading experiences I've ever had.

Also, the author added a supernatural element to the mix, which he seems to have purposely left vague (that way it can never be disproven, no matter what real life explorers might find in the future!). One of the most exciting parts of the book involved that supernatural character deftly navigating the ship's rigging to chase a member of the ship's crew. It was genuinely scary that something so big and evil could navigate the icy ropes so gracefully.

Other favorite parts were: 1) the author's highly creative and vivid description of a theatrical event the stranded men produced to entertain themselves before they knew their plight; and 2) the main character's lapse into delirium during which he foresaw events related to him and his shipmates that had yet to happen -- implied to happen later in the book, but that actually happened in real life. That was genius.