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.
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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.