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The Terror
The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage "Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages
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Aseleener
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Who cares about food and wine pairings? Much more important is that your book and your wine pair well! 😊

DGRachel I love that book! 2w
Aseleener @DGRachel My husband and I started watching the AMC series, and decided to listen to the book on audio together. We both started it today. 2w
Tamra Check out the adapted screen series when you finish. Different, but engaging! 2w
CouronneDhiver Agree! 2w
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thereadingowlvina
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#Recommendsday for #MayMadness Week 1: #Booktotvmovieadaptations

📚 Annihilation and The Terror were really good reads. I personally think they were much better than the movie/tv series.

📚 The Help & Bird Box --> I enjoyed both the book and movie adaptations

📚 I'll be reading The Alienist, The Time Traveler's Wife & Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children 🙂

@TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader @Clwojick

RadicalReader I love the movie Miss Penagine‘s Home for Peculiar Children so well done haven‘t read the book yet. I loved both the book and movie Bird Box too 3mo
Clwojick I normally don‘t read much paranormal stuff, but I enjoyed watching Birdbox, and Annihilation, so I‘m considering reading them as well. I ♥️ the book and the movie version of The Help, and I own Miss Penagines so I was thinking that might make it into my week 1 TBR. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thanks for posting your recommendations 📚📚 3mo
CaroPi What app did you use for this collage? 3mo
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JaclynW Looks like a great list! 3mo
TheBookHippie Oh THE Help!!!!! Love that movie too 3mo
thereadingowlvina @Clwojick Yeah, Bird Box was good. I hope you enjoy Annihilation 😁 3mo
thereadingowlvina @CaroPi PhotoGrid 🙂 3mo
thereadingowlvina @JaclynW Ah, thank you! 😁 3mo
thereadingowlvina @TheBookHippie Me too! It was well done 😁 3mo
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tessavi
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For some reason I adore stories about ships. Some might consider this book longer than what it needed to be but I loved every minute of the audiobook. This is my new favorite Dan Simmons book!

thereadingowlvina It's definitely a good read. I enjoyed it! 😁 4mo
Erofan It's a great book! 👍 4mo
mellissimo I loved this one as well! 4mo
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thereadingowlvina
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This is a chunkster and took me one month to finish it! But definitely worth reading! It has everything - history, drama, suspense, gore and horror. And is way better than the tv series (although I enjoyed the show). I loved it!

Rating: 5🌟

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2653735528

#MountTBR2019 #mtkilimanjaro

trioxin_sematary Loved this book also, it was so fast-moving and intense. I forgot there was a tv series made of it, I'll need to check it out! 👌 5mo
thereadingowlvina @trioxin_sematary I hope you enjoy the tv series! 😊👍 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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📚 The Terror by Dan Simmons 😱
🎥 The Revenant ❄️
🎶 Cold Roses by Ryan Adams 💙

#manicmonday

JoScho 💙💙💙 5mo
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Ericalambbrown
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📚: Tagged
🎥: The Shining
🎶: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

#ManicMonday

JoScho 💙💙💙 5mo
Megabooks Love Springsteen!! 5mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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📖 The Terror
🎞 Whiteout (Kate Beckinsale film)
🎵 Frozen (Madonna)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙💙💙 5mo
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thereadingowlvina
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📚 The Terror (Dan Simmons)
🎬 The Day After Tomorrow
🎶 Ice, Ice Baby

Thanks for today's emoji @JoScho #EmojiMadness #ManicMonday 🤗💛

JoScho Thank you for playing 💙 5mo
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MMenefee
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The Terror
The Shining
”Winter in the Hamptons” by Josh Rouse

#manicmonday

JoScho 💙💙💙 5mo
Ericalambbrown We had the same book and movie! But I 💗 Josh Rouse,too! 5mo
MMenefee @Ericalambbrown I like your song choice, too. 5mo
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I chose this one due to the setting and the historical fiction aspects... and in spite of the horror aspects.

NikkiRobson73 Did you watch the show yet ? 5mo
KellyHunsakerReads No. What tv site produces it? 5mo
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inthegreensandblues
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1. 31° and ☀️ and it's so amazing compared to yesterday's 0° that I walked to get lunch. 😊
2. 60-70°
3. 70°
4. Warm and dry to sit outside. 😎
5. Best read during deepest darkest winter, I think.

#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 5mo
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Erofan
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🌡-7°C / 20°F ⛅
🌡+23°C / 70°F 🌞
🌡No thermostat (feels like +28°C / 80°F)
🌡Sun / snow 🌨🌤 (when it rains 🌧 I fall asleep 😴 reading a book)
🌡I don't have favorite winter or summer books, but the association with winter 2019 is #Terror of Dan Simmons! (great book, great TV series) ❄🌬
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn 💕

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 5mo
inthegreensandblues I also read The Terror during a dark, cold January. Loved it! 5mo
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RealLifeReading
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1. 12C/54F it‘s 820am and it rained last night so a slightly warmer morning
2. About 20C
3. 66F/18C
4. A rainy day
5. I don‘t exactly have a fave. But tagged a fun winter read
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 5mo
aliasNayNay 1. -16C = 3F
2. 30C = 82F
3. 22C = 73F
4. A sunny day
5. #chillfactor
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laurenlovesliterature
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Thank you to Savers for half off sale. I got 20 books for $20!!!! Now I just have to peel all these damn stickers off!!!! 🤔😒

Skyrimir Do you know the hair dryer tip for getting the stickers off? Works wonders for me! 6mo
tessavi Nice haul! 6mo
Reviewsbylola 🤞🏻🤞🏻 they come off easily. Great haul! 6mo
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C.Perone Stickers on books=pure evil 😫 6mo
laurenlovesliterature Thanks, everyone. Stickers came off just fine... But I'll try a hairdryer if I have any issues thanks for the tip @Skyrimir 6mo
laurenlovesliterature Oh... And I just realized I bought a duplicate book. Damnit!!! 6mo
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Parisbookworm
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Mehso-so

Im the type of reader that can't do books that starts slow. I need the book to catch my attention within the first couple of chapters. I really did try with this book because I love Night of Summer which was written by the same author. It has it moments but not enough to keep my interest. #happyreading

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BookHermit
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Always read the book first. Just finished the series and I want to debrief/slap the screenwriter on the hack job S/he made of the last 2-3 episodes. Preaching to the choir here, but seriously, never put your faith into an adaptation of a literary work. Do read this book and then, only then, watch the series for its superb performances. My hat off to Simmons for creating a wonderful piece of ice horror/speculative fiction.

BookHermit Except Outlander. Galbadon needs the scriptwriting surgeons. But still! Better to just read the books. They are always better. 7mo
Tamra I know, it was so very different! 7mo
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Tamra
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Wow - I binged this audio! The first half seemed repetitive, but I‘m glad I hung in there because the second half was riveting. The narrator is incredible.

It‘s even more incredible when you do some Google reading about the expedition and what was been discovered since.

Has anyone watched the television adaption?

eanderson It was a great series! I didn‘t read the book but enjoyed the show. 7mo
Owlizabeth The husband enjoyed both but said they were different! 7mo
sprainedbrain I also loved it on audio. The show is good but very different. 7mo
Tamra @eanderson @Owlizabeth @sprainedbrain we watched the first episode tonight and it held our attention! 7mo
batsy I'm still making my way through the TV show! Haven't had much time for TV. Find it very riveting but intense, so I'm taking my time with it :) 7mo
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Tamra
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Big mistake was just made in a situation with no margin for error.🥶 It was a too quick leap to judgement that may cost them their one salvation. I‘ve been marginally enjoying this tale until now - I‘m definitely invested with this twist.

Bklover I‘ve had this book for ages. Should I move it up the list? 7mo
Tamra @Bklover well, I‘m listening to the audio version and it‘s very long. There seems to be a fair amount of repetition in themes & situations. For that reason I‘m glad to be listening because I may have given up on paper - I‘m halfway thru at chapter 37 and it‘s picked up in terms of suspense at the men‘s fate. It‘s an epic adventure for sure! (edited) 7mo
Bklover That‘s sort of what‘s held me back so far. The book is enormous ! 7mo
Tamra @Bklover if you can get the audio via library, go for it! 7mo
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BookHermit
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My power was out for 6 hours today. No point going into work and couldn‘t bake. Put another 200 page dent in this chunkster. Faired better than the crews of Terror and Erebus on half rations of cheese sticks and crackers. Too early for grog or whisky so settled for cold coffee. No polar bear sightings. When power was restored at about 3:30 this afternoon, I was able to heat up a can of delightfully un-putrid soup. Only 120 more days of winter...

Tamra I‘m listening to this one! 🥶 7mo
BookHermit @Tamra I might have to switch to the audiobook so I can actually get something done today. I don‘t want to put it down! 7mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 7mo
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Tamra @BookHermit productivity is overrated. 7mo
BookHermit @Tamra So true 7mo
coffeenebula A day well spent 😉 7mo
sprainedbrain Love this post! (And that book) 7mo
Dogearedcopy 😃 7mo
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batsy
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That moment when you get a glimpse of what's *really out there* in the bitterly cold, blindingly white Arctic landscape and you're like, "Eff me, #winterkills" ?️❄️☠️

#WinterWonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I heard this book is INTENSE!!!!! 7mo
TrishB I loved this when I read it 👍🏻 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon This sounds like perfect winter reading. Stacked! 7mo
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sprainedbrain Loved this book so much! 7mo
Tamra Ohhhh, perfect for our weather! I managed to snag the audio - no hold! 👏🏾 (edited) 7mo
batsy @Cinfhen It is! @MaleficentBookDragon 👍🏽 @Tamra It's a thick book, will be interested to know how you found it on audio. 7mo
batsy @TrishB @sprainedbrain So much of this book still vividly comes to mind! 7mo
DGRachel Loved this book! So nice to see other fans of it! 7mo
vivastory I almost posted this! 7mo
Tamra Was this made into a movie? 7mo
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inthegreensandblues
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📚 The Terror
✍️ J. Maarten Troost
🎬 Tremors
🌮 Tacos or Teriyaki bowl

#manicmonday #LetterT @JoScho

bookcollecter I also answered #TheTerror 😁 8mo
inthegreensandblues @bookcollecter It's a great book, I'm hoping to fit in a reread sometime this winter! 8mo
bookcollecter I also recommend #AWinterHaunting and #Drood by #Dan Simmons for some good wintry reads 8mo
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JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤 8mo
inthegreensandblues @bookcollecter thanks for the recs! I haven't read any other Dan Simmons yet. 8mo
CoffeeK8 Tremors is the best! 8mo
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bookcollecter
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#ManicMonday #LetterT @JoScho

Book: #TheTerror by #DanSimmons
Author: #TedAndrews
Movie: #2001:ASpaceOdyssey
TV Show: #TwinPeaks
Food: #Tacos

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤 8mo
RavenLovelyReads Yes! Tacos 🌮 🌮 😋 8mo
bookcollecter I just realized that I like #TwilightZone more than Twin Peaks so I'm changing my answer lol 8mo
bookcollecter @RavenLovelyReads 😁 delicious and you are very welcome @JoScho 8mo
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BookHermit
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✅Wine
✅Chocolate
✅Book
✅Sleeping children
Could one ask for anything more?

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JordanGraft
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book. It seamlessly blends history, horror, Inuit lore, the supernatural, and human conflict into a really compelling read. It's a long book to wade into but I got through it quickly since I couldn't put it down

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margreads
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I read this book a number of years ago and convinced my partner to read it not long ago. We are now watching the TV series. Bonus is it features Tobias Menzies from Outlander/,The Crown etc
#booktoscreen #horror

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Geeklet
The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons

I enjoyed the story so much that I bought the first season of the show on Amazon Video earlier today (AMC yanked it from Xfinity on demand real quick). I‘m sitting down with the first episode right now.

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Geeklet
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Man, this was quite the audiobook. It took me months to get through it. The story was fantastic but I wish I had just read it instead. Anyway, awesome story that got me really interested in the history of the HMS Erebus and Terror.

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TheBookstorePodcast
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Can‘t get enough horror.

DGRachel I love this book. 😍 9mo
Bklover I have this book! So I should read it? @DGRachel 9mo
DGRachel @Bklover it‘s a very slow burn, but I thought it was wonderful. I read it a decade ago, before I started writing reviews or even tracking my reading in Goodreads, but I remember loving it and getting lost in it. There are some gruesome bits, if you‘re squeamish be forewarned, and while I don‘t remember a lot of detail, I know I loved it. 9mo
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vivastory
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The mysterious creature stalking, & slowly picking off the crew of the SS Erebus & the SS Terror, isn't the only #maneater in Simmons' book.
#OctoberXFiles
@Cinfhen @Robothugs

Cinfhen I‘ve heard great things about the author and book but...#PageCountPhobia 9mo
sprainedbrain 🤢 9mo
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JordanGraft
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Raided the used bookstore by my office. What's it called when you're basically like a vampire but instead of an insatiable appetite for blood, it's books? I think I'm whatever that thing is.

DivineDiana As am I! If only we also had immortality! 🧛‍♀️ 9mo
irre There There is amazing!! 9mo
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thereadingowlvina
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🎥 The Terror TV series. I've not read the book yet so I don't know if there's any huge differences between the book & tv series. But I enjoyed the tv series a lot! 🚢⚓

🍦 Vanilla flavour

🧟‍♂️ Yes! The Elementals. Doing #Helloween #buddyread hosted by @Cinfhen !

🍴1-2 times per week. I cook supper on most weeknights.

📅 Nothing much happened. The same old routine 😁

Great questions! Thanks @MinDea ! #HumpDayPost 💕

Erofan A wonderful book and a great TV series! Excellent choice! 👍 9mo
thereadingowlvina @Erofan Oh thank you! I'll have to read the book real soon! We're having so much snow now, it actually kind of puts me in the mood to read it! 😁 9mo
MinDea I am joining​ #HELLoween as well! 9mo
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thereadingowlvina @MinDea Awesome! 😁 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the shoutouts!!! Some how I missed this post xx can‘t wait for the buddyread next weekend @MinDea @thereadingowlvina 9mo
thereadingowlvina @Cinfhen Yes! 😊👍 9mo
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cinann
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I went to my library's book sale today. There were quite a few good books, but many of them I've either read or own already. I walked away with these three for a $1.50.

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BookishTrish
The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
Dragon Yes quite a few favourites The Stand and Salem‘s Lot were a big influence in my teens and early twenties. I still love dystopian and vampire novels 🖤 10mo
BookishTrish @dragon Me too! I often wonder how The Stand holds up. Have you reread it? 10mo
Dragon No I haven‘t reread it. I read the original version and there is a new longer version. So many books! So little time ! 😀🐉📚 10mo
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trioxin_sematary
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It's a fictionalized account of Captain John Franklin's lost expedition of HMS Erebus & HMS Terror to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to locate the Northwest Passage. In the novel, Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, and forced to contend with mutiny and cannibalism, they are stalked across the Arctic landscape by a monster.

1st book I read in 2018, it's not for the impatient; it's a long book. I LOVED it! Epic!💙

#dansimmons

Indexasaurus One of my favorites! Love Dan Simmons. 11mo
Reagan-reads They found those ships just a couple of years ago! 11mo
BookwormM Is this the book the tv series is based on? Hubby wants to get the DVD but it doesn‘t appear to be out yet (we don‘t have sky) 11mo
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Zelma @BookwormM yes. And the series is quite good. 11mo
inthegreensandblues Love this book! I like the snow in your pic. I also read it in the dead of winter and while it was not -50°, it did help me get into the setting. 😄 11mo
batsy I still think about this book even though I read it some months ago. I've just started watching the series... Two episodes in and it's good 👍🏽 11mo
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Really good.

Zelma The show was very good too. 11mo
toofondofbooks @Zelma I binged it all yesterday. I had started watching back when it first aired with my hubby but when I realized it was based on a book I saved it til I could read it. I think it was a good adaptation. 11mo
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trioxin_sematary
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Loved this book!!!

Don't let the page length stop you from reading it! Despite its length, the story moves fast and there's incredible tension throughout. There are a ton of characters to keep you interested and who you'll want to scream at for doing the wrong thing or an incredibly awful thing. Some parts were breathtakingly tense and some parts were frightening. Don't think of this as a horror book with a monster. This is so much more!

Zelma This is on my shelf but I am waiting until the memory of the tv series fades a bit. Loved the show so I know the book will be excellent. 12mo
MStew GREAT REVIEW BABE😚 12mo
trioxin_sematary @Zelma I've not even watched it yet, I might start it soon actually! ☺ 12mo
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sprainedbrain Yes! I love this book so much. 😃 12mo
inthegreensandblues I loved this book so much. 💙 I recently bought the audio for a re-read soon. 12mo
chapter_fifty2017 Have a lot of respect for Dan Simmons , l think he is a bit underatted 🤔 12mo
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StellaDz
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Omg this was quite a read! It had some slow parts and it‘s not the most action packed, but the tension that Simmons builds cannot be described. Vance, who does the audiobook, is also amazing and his voices just make the story even greater. A story of tension and terror that just continued to build up until the ending, I actually did a little jump when the music played to signal the end of the audiobook, I was so engrossed.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain Loved that audiobook so much! 12mo
StellaDz @sprainedbrain omg Vance was such a good narrator!! Loved it! 12mo
sprainedbrain @StellaDz he‘s one of my favorite narrators. ❤️ 12mo
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StellaDz @sprainedbrain what other novels has he done? Because I want to listen to those! 12mo
sprainedbrain @StellaDz so many! The Anne Rice vampire series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, the Dune series, a whole bunch of classics... even if you don‘t use Audible, you can go to their website and search Simon Vance and see a whole list of books he‘s narrated. 😃 12mo
StellaDz @sprainedbrain thanks so much! I don‘t use audible but was wondering if I could search narrators somewhere! My TBR list for audiobooks just got bigger!! The Anne Rice series and the Dragon Tattoo series are already on my list! 12mo
sprainedbrain @StellaDz you‘re welcome! Happy listening. 😃 12mo
StellaDz @sprainedbrain I just went through my library app and put 17 books on my wish list!! 😂😂 I‘m so excited!! 12mo
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StellaDz
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I‘m super stoked to be starting this audio! It‘s quite large but I‘m loving the narrator already! #audiobook #currentlylistening

sprainedbrain I LOVED this audiobook! 13mo
StellaDz @sprainedbrain I‘m loving every minute of it!! 13mo
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Nonaroo
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This might be one of the very rare times I will take the adaptation over the book. The TV series was great and I feel like the book and show are different enough that you get something different from each. What is really annoying me is how many references to Lady Silence‘s breasts there are in the book. 😡😡 I loved her in the series. I‘m 300+ pages into the novel and I‘m hoping the author does a little more with her character.

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This book is a commitment-it is huge and meticulously researched. But I absolutely loved it, especially the last 100 or so pages that were balls-out crazy. This book genuinely frightened me and now I have to check out everything Dan Simmons ever wrote.

RealLifeReading Oh man I loved this book and I‘m so happy to see the love here! 13mo
Expandingbookshelf @RealLifeReading It. Was. So. Good. Have you seen the show? I‘m hoping to binge it next week. 13mo
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Ephemera
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I started watching the TV serialization of this book, then decided to read the book instead. The basis for the story is a British exploratory expedition to the Arctic seeking the Northwest Passage, which began in 1845. The book is long, over 700 pages, but I enjoyed reading it. Simmons is an outstanding writer. Basically the plot revolves around a huge polar bear that starts killing crew members. 5 out of 5 stars.

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inthegreensandblues
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1. All the colors of the ocean!
2. Not much TV lately. Does one episode of the same show before bed most nights count as a slow-binge? 😄 If so, I'm on Father Brown currently.
3. One of my favorites, The Terror. I was looking up people and places on wiki and constantly looking at the Arctic on Google Maps!
4. Mayo, onion, pickle.
5. Going to a 3 year old's birthday party. And hopefully getting in some good reading time.

knittedgnome That's how I binge. I can only watch an episode or two in a row. 13mo
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AdaChivers
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That was an interesting read, but could have been shorter. The beginning and the last 5 chapters were the best parts.
Now I can watch the TV adaptation.

sprainedbrain I loved this book... I will be interested to hear your thoughts after you watch the show! 13mo
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

I was expecting more suspense than this book delivered. Also, I didn‘t think the mixing of the real and supernatural elements of the story worked.

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batsy
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I wish we could review a book without having to definitively rate it. This isn't a pan & a so-so doesn't seem fair, but it's a pick with many reservations. Turns out I have a lot to say about this book ⬆️ In my defence, it *is* almost 800 pages 😆 If you read the above, thank you & sorry for making you strain your eyes. The review is also here on GR https://bit.ly/2I4Njim

Looking forward to the TV series & seeing how they adapt, well, everything.

kathedron Excellent review, as always! 😊 1y
RachelO Exactly what @river_voice said! Also, White Tears is in my radar (of course I've not read it) but I haven't come across Get Out. Any chance you could tag or let me know the author? Thanks. 1y
Centique That‘s an excellent review! We do need some nuance right? I end up giving all sorts of things “picks” when I‘m not entirely sure I‘d recommend them. 1y
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Kalalalatja Great review! 1y
Reggie I almost wished you wrote a book about a book reviewer whose reviews are relevant to the goings on in her(maybe it‘s a his) life and it is tumultuous with a capital T. I‘m sure it‘s been done before but when you write reviews like this they just make me smile. Great review!!! 1y
BarbaraBB Great review. I wonder why you still gave it a pick. The book sounds so biased. 1y
RachelO @BarbaraBB I'll bump it up the list! 😁 1y
PickwickPlockPlock Great review! When the tv show came out I looked the book up but then decided not to read it. Now I'm glad. I can read racist and sexist passages in old books with gritted teeth, but I'm expecting better from authors writing today. 1y
Weaponxgirl That's a great review! 1y
batsy @RachelO Thank you! And sorry for the confusion, Get Out is the 2017 movie directed by Jordan Peele. It's fantastic, I recommend it highly. 1y
rohit-sawant Brilliantly put! Love how precise, fair & critical your review is. And yes to an Inuit version of the story! 🙌🏻 1y
RachelO @batsy Got it! My film knowledge is non-existent- so I'll attempt to catch that - one day! Thanks 😊 1y
batsy @Centique @BarbaraBB Thank so much! And yes, I gave it a pick because I was so invested in the story, in the horror, in the sense of doom and alienation. Its a lot of pages and not every page is about what I wrote about . Also can't talk about it without spoiling the ending, but the ending tries to reverse what came before. All the reviews about the book talk about in terms of plot and too long/too short, but I wanted to highlight this aspect. 1y
batsy @Reggie Hahaha, thank you! You're too funny. You think HBO might be interested in a show? 😂 1y
batsy @PickwickPlockPlock Thank you! Yeah, I heard the show is trying to do much better with Inuit representation so that's interesting and I hope it plays out well. 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant Thank you Rohit, I was thinking of our earlier discussion when I wrote the review. Thanks for helping me think through stuff! This story really needs to be horror from the perspective of an Inuit writer! And I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the TV show if you watch it. 1y
rohit-sawant @batsy Glad to know the discussion helped! I'm still a few episodes away from the ending, but I'm liking the show so far! One of the highlights is how beautifully shot it is. Having read your review, I think I can say they've dialed down the obnoxious things about the novel in terms of insensitivity & treated it with a measure of respect. The horror elements, both situational & supernatural, are really well done! 1y
batsy That sounds promising! Can't wait to get to it. Currently just finished the first season of Stranger Things and feel so emotionally shaken, so can only handle fluff for awhile, like Riverdale 😂 1y
batsy Sorry @rohit-sawant meant to tag you above ⬆️ 1y
saresmoore What @Reggie said! 😁 1y
llwheeler Great review, I completely agree with you about "historical accuracy" being a terrible excuse (no excuse at all) for racist etc viewpoints - it's still the author's choice to include that material! You could easily have a character or an omniscient narrative voice that calls it out 1y
rohit-sawant @batsy Awesome that you're on board the Stranger Things train! I enjoyed season 2 when it came out but S1 is sublime. And if you're looking to decompress, check out this comedy series starring John Lithgow & Nicholas D'Agosto (who kinda reminds me of Cary Grant a bit) called Trial & Error, a true crime comedy about a fictional murder. 😂 1y
emilyhaldi 🙌🏻 1y
batsy @llwheeler Thank you! And yes, you put it so well, that's exactly what I mean. It suggests a lack of imagination, in a crucial way. 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant I haven't heard of that show! Thanks, it sounds fantastic 😄 1y
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The name of the ship has a new #purpose.

#quotsymay18

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Café stop on a lazy Sunday. It's a fiery hell of hot weather here & even though the people I'm reading about in the tagged book are losing fingers & toes to frostbite in the Arctic, I'm almost envious of the cold 🌬️❄️

It's a great book so far. I love Arctic exploration stories; what more with a hefty dose of doom & terror thrown in. But it focuses on a bunch of colonial-minded white men & every so often there's a burst of virulent racism 😠

Simona 👁👁 🍰🤤😋🤤😋🤤 ... who cares about the book 😘😘😘😘 1y
rohit-sawant Simmons's Summer of Night was on my TBR. Then I read reviews of Song of Kali awhile ago. The level of cultural appropriation & blatant racism is shocking. Shocking still that it won the World Fantasy Award. Maybe not so. It was the 80s. I wonder if any publisher would even consider it for print today. From what I gathered from the reviews, the whole book is about a white character ranting about how 'evil' & 'filthy' Kolkata is. 😞 1y
rohit-sawant I lost all interest in his work after that. I only checked out the adaptation of The Terror because Victor LaValle tweeted about it. 1y
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batsy @Simona 😂😂 I love your priorities 😘🍰👍🏽 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant I didn't know about that! That is just ugh 🤢😠 I wanted to read it before I watched the TV show. On the level of story and depth of research, sense of place, etc. it's really good, but then there's this racism. I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, in that these characters would obviously think and react this way, but I also got the sense the author had a little too much fun depicting his characters' racist thoughts. 1y
rohit-sawant @batsy I read a goodreads review by karen and was tempted to pick this up for the same reason. But I couldn't bring myself to. It wasn't the racist elements but the man himself. I read this great thread on Twitter sometime back about cultural appropriation boiling down to not showing respect & that's precisely what DS does. 1y
rohit-sawant It's funny how it shows, isn't it? SK has written a bunch of racist characters (Brady Hartsfield form Mr. Mercedes was vile to say the least!) but you can't put them in the same box. King only uses them to illustrate the warped psychology, & while he extends his empathy, he never sympathizes with him. His core value is always love. 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant I totally get it. I wasn't aware of anything about this author or his other books before this and it makes sense. The thing about racism or sexism, etc. is that people expect you to show proof of it in the text and it ends there. But I feel that every book has an unconscious layer that tells you something about it, and reading it you have an instinctive sense about what is being unintentionally revealed through the author's choices. 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant Sorry, I hope the above makes sense 😆 I know what I'm trying to say in my head but writing it down seems so hard 😂 1y
emilyhaldi That looks amazing 🤤 1y
rohit-sawant @batsy I couldn't have said it better! That makes perfect sense. You're spot on about books carrying a vibe based on the author's intention. Really sorry for dumping all of this on you when you're reading the book. It had weighed on my mind since I read the Song of Kali reviews, but I should've picked a better time to share. 😳 1y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 1y
batsy @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola It was delicious ❤️ 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant Don't be sorry at all! I'm glad to have this context. It makes me understand where the author is coming from and not to second guess my instincts about certain things in the text. I looked up Song of Kali and it sounds appalling. 1y
UrsulaMonarch @rohit-sawant @batsy - I don't have anything to add to the discussion but I love your dialogue here! Thanks! 💚 1y
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Here is a Prisma app photo, as I join the fan fun for The Terror on AMC. I've been watching the show with my dad since the start, now at least catching end scenes while work has me on Monday nights again. The Dan Simmons novel is another for my TBRs.

sprainedbrain The novel is excellent. One of my very favorites! 1y
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In Banbridge, Northern Ireland, there is a statue of polar bears. I drove past this hundred of times in my life and never questioned why polar bears? So it turns out the statue is Francis Crozier, who captained an ill-fated voyage to discover the North West passage. And subject of the tagged book and new TV show. So I'm excited to read this book next, which puts a supernatural spin on the story. Photo credit in comments.

DGRachel How neat! 1y
eanderson I‘ve been watching the show and have really liked it! 1y
Oryx @eanderson I really want to see it, but it's on a channel I don't have! 😒 1y
DHill I‘ve also been watching and enjoying the show. 1y
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I loved The Terror, and I really like the miniseries so far. Amazing acting and so atmospheric and creepy. I am fully aware that I shouldn‘t expect a tv adaptation to follow the book exactly, but...

As good as last night‘s episode was, I can‘t help being disappointed in the way the carnival scene went. That was one of the most terrifying parts of the book for me, and the show left a big part out. 😕

Anyone else watching after reading the book?

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I am waiting to tackle the show when it‘s all available. You‘re right about the carnival scene in the book! So intense. 1y
Emilyrjones22 I‘m a couple of episodes behind, but what I‘ve see so far I like. Though your comment about the carnival scene confirms the one thing I‘ve been worried about - are they moving VERY quickly?? Maybe this is a limited series and that makes sense? Otherwise it seems like they could slow the story down a little. 1y
sprainedbrain @Emilyrjones22 yes, they are moving very quickly, but my understanding is that it‘s just 10 episodes in total. 😬 1y
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Aloisi_tribe I read the book a few years ago and loved it! I love all of Dan Simmons‘ books that I‘ve read so far. I forgot they were making a miniseries out of The Terror! I think I‘ll do a reread of the book before watching it though. I don‘t remember much from the book other than that I loved it. 1y
tessavi I haven't read the book but watched the first 4 episodes. Loving it so far! 1y
DGRachel I read the book over a decade ago, so I don‘t have a great grasp of the details. I‘ve only watched the first two episodes so far and am enjoying it. 1y
sprainedbrain @Aloisi_tribe I just read it last year, so it‘s fresh in my mind. 😃 1y
sprainedbrain @tessavi @DGRachel The show is very good. What an amazing cast! 1y
sprainedbrain @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I look forward to hearing what you think of the show! 1y
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