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The Terror (2007)

de Dan Simmons

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Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS 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, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen. Captain Crozier, who has taken over the expedition after the death of its original leader, Sir John Franklin, draws equally on his strengths as a mariner and on the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued as he sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until even Crozier begins to fear there may be no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.… (més)
  1. 40
    Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition de Owen Beattie (VivienneR)
  2. 40
    On the Proper Use of Stars de Dominique Fortier (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: Both are fictionalized retellings of the Franklin Expedition. The Terror contains supernatural elements whereas On the Proper Use of Stars aims to be more of a nonfiction novel.
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    The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909 de Pierre Berton (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Compelling non-fiction work detailing historical facts around the quest for the Northwest Passage, including the Franklin expedition. Listed among Dan Simmons' sources at the back of his novel.
  4. 41
    Dark Matter de Michelle Paver (Jannes)
    Jannes: More Arctic horror. Simmons might is a bit more viceral, but the heart of the horror - the cold, darkness and isolation of the arctic north - is the same in both novels.
  5. 20
    La pell freda de Albert Sánchez Piñol (caimanjosh)
    caimanjosh: The Terror is rather less literary-aspiring and far longer, but the same elements of horror in the desolate Arctic/Antarctic, combined with some meditation on the nature of man, is present.
  6. 10
    Breu història dels que ja no hi són de Kevin Brockmeier (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For death and the cold and the nameless, stalking monster.
  7. 10
    Tales of Unease de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (saltmanz)
    saltmanz: Doyle's short story "The Captain of the Polestar" also features an artic expedition with elements of the supernatural.
  8. 21
    The Martian de Andy Weir (TomWaitsTables)
  9. 00
    Last Call de Tim Powers (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For an alternate interpretation of historic events.
  10. 00
    Barrow's Boys de Fergus Fleming (Kristelh)
    Kristelh: Includes chapters on Arctic exploration specific to Erebus, The Terror, and "the man who ate his boots"
  11. 12
    The Queen of Bedlam de Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  12. 12
    Mister Slaughter de Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  13. 13
    Speaks the Nightbird de Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  14. 02
    Drop City de T.C. Boyle (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For characters failing to adapt to their environment.
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Amazing read. This is my second Dan Simmons novel and I am officially a fan. ( )
  everettroberts | Oct 20, 2023 |
too long, no suspense, and all the characters seem to be the same. Also the ending is a big letdown and pure conjecture. Pass this one up. ( )
  kwskultety | Jul 4, 2023 |
I loved all the positive reviews so I kept reading but last night I just couldn't go on. Stopped around page 200. ( )
  debbie13410 | Jun 18, 2023 |
The Terror by Dan Simmons could have been literary terror at its finest, with the right editor. [...] At 700 pages, the narrative skids unevenly through excellent suspense sequences, blood-chilling horror, and overlong, entirely unnecessary historical descriptions of boats and ice. So very, very much ice.

Check out my review at https://reviewsunderground.weebly.com ( )
  mwilson1127 | Feb 14, 2023 |
Año 1847. Dos barcos de la Armada Británica que navegaban bajo el mando de sir John Franklin están atrapados en el hielo del Ártico. En su anhelada busca del paso del Noroeste, parecen haber fracasado. Sin poder hacer nada por continuar su marcha y completar su expedición, rodeados del frío polar y de inminentes peligros, sólo pueden esperar a que llegue el deshielo que les permita escapar. Poco a poco, los días van pasando y las condiciones de supervivencia se vuelven más extremas, mellando la esperanza de la tripulación. Por si fuera poco, la extraña presencia de una criatura bestial y misteriosa hace que los hombres crean que se enfrentan también a fuerzas sobrenaturales que superan, por momentos, sus creencias y su razón.
  Natt90 | Jan 24, 2023 |
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An immobilized ship can be a potent metaphor for certain states of existential unease, as it is in Conrad’s novella “The Shadow-Line” (114 pages in the Everyman’s Library edition) or Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (625 lines). And the polar regions, frigid as death itself, have always provided an exceptionally hospitable environment for horror: Mary Shelley (“Frankenstein”), Edgar Allan Poe (“The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”), H. P. Lovecraft (“At the Mountains of Madness”) and John W. Campbell (“Who Goes There?”) have all dreamed dire happenings at one pole or the other, at much more modest length. (“The Terror” is dedicated, with “many thanks for the indelible Arctic memories,” to 12 members of the cast and crew of the classic 1951 movie based on Campbell’s story: “The Thing From Another World.”) But of the many possible approaches to making artistic sense of the Franklin fiasco, just about the least promising, I’d say, would be to turn it into an epic-length ripping yarn.
afegit per SnootyBaronet | editaThe New York Times, Terrence Rafferty
 
Skilfully, horribly, Simmons details the months of darkness – the temperatures of -50F and lower; the shrieking groans of the ice; the wind; the hunger – from the multiple perspectives of the men on board the ship, and with such detail that I defy readers not to grab another jumper. He adds in another, more deliberate evil: a stalking, polar bear-like monster which tracks over the icy wastelands around the ships, picking the men off one by one. "To go out on the frozen sea in the dark now with that … thing … waiting in the jumble of pressure ridges and tall sastrugi was certain death," he writes. "Messages were passed between the ships now only during those dwindling minutes of half-light around noon. In a few days, there would be no real day at all, only arctic night. Roundtheclock night. One hundred days of night." What a horrifying thought.
afegit per SnootyBaronet | editaThe Guardian, Alison Flood
 

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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. Witness the white bear of the poles, and the white shark of the tropics; what but their smooth, flaky whiteness makes them the transcendent horrors they are? That ghastly whiteness it is which imparts such an abhorrent mildness, even more loathesome than terrific, to the dumb gloating of their aspect. So that not the fierce-fanged tiger in his heraldic coat can so stagger courage as the white-shrouded bear or shark.

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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.
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Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS 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, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen. Captain Crozier, who has taken over the expedition after the death of its original leader, Sir John Franklin, draws equally on his strengths as a mariner and on the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued as he sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until even Crozier begins to fear there may be no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.

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