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Icebound de Dean Koontz
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Icebound (1976 original; edició 2000)

de Dean Koontz (Autor)

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A secret Arctic experiment turns into a frozen nightmare when a team of scientists, stranded on a drifting iceberg with a massive explosive charge, battle the elements for survival, only to discover that one of them is a murderer.
Membre:debbiedd24
Títol:Icebound
Autors:Dean Koontz (Autor)
Informació:Bantam (2000), 416 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
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Icebound de Dean Koontz (1976)

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So I found this book on my shelf and I don't remember it at all. I either DNFed this thing or just erased the memory from my head because it was awful. At times I kept getting a case of deja vu, though now I realize it's because I was mis-remembering this book along with Dan Brown's "Deception Point." That's another terrible book that I don't even want to get into right now.

Look this is going to be short (for me). This book was awful. Heck I think even Koontz acknowledges how bad it was. He wrote it under another name and once he got all successful it was published under his own name. Sometimes it is better to just leave things alone.

"Icebound" has a team of UN scientists who are stationed in the Arctic to research ice fields. The team is supposed to be setting up explosives to break off a piece of ice to study it. No, I don't think that sounds smart either. Prior to detonation though a tsunami somehow occurs and breaks off the ice the team is currently stationed on. Yes, I do agree this sounds similar in a bad way to Armageddon. If that's not enough, we find out a killer is among the group after one character is attacked and another is found dead Cause killers go to the Arctic.

The characters we are supposed to be rooting for are husband and wife team Doctors Harry and Rita Carpenter. I can't even recall the names of the other people. Call them plot points 1 (Rita's ex lover and seriously why is he there?) through 6 or maybe it's 7. I can't even tell you people's names at this point. It was too much information coming at me every five minutes.

We also get a point of view of a submarine rescue mission of the scientists and no I had no idea why that was included. It read so weird to me.

The writing wasn't there and doesn't read like Koontz. A few times I wondered if he heard people speaking in sentences before because I thought the "voices" and flow of the narration was poor. Also seriously a killer is among them. There's already enough going on with them being afloat on a broken off piece of ice.

The setting of the ice float did nothing for me. I mean you read about how cold it is, how characters cannot see anything, etc.

The ending was hilariously bad. I got nothing else. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
This is not your usual Dean Koontz book, which is probably why I enjoyed it more than the more standard ones that I've been reading. It kind of reminds me of a Dan Brown novel without the conspiracy, in that it's certainly nothing of great literary merit, but rather a page-turning adventure that entertains but doesn't hold up too well to deeper contemplation!

It's very dated at this point, because with our current state of global warming, no government (or UN) in their right mind would intentionally blast off more ice caps. There's also the cold war fascination that Koontz was big on around the period he wrote this, although it's obviously been updated for republication under his own name. Another very obvious thing was that out of ten key characters, only one was a woman, and she was the one who was scared of ice and cold.

All that said, I read this for what it was, and I was entertained by the rather preposterous situations placed before me.
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
This novel didn’t read like a Koontz novel at all. At times I found it to be stupefyingly dull. The ending finally had my interest, for a little while. I didn’t really care who the killer was by the end, and it never made any sense. Nothing about the killer and why he did what he did was explained either. I think I just read this novel to finally say I’ve read it.

2.5 stars, and not really recommended to anyone. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
not your typical Koontz book--fun listen anyway. Action and suspense as a group of scientists is pulled off an iceberg by a Russian submarine. There's a murder involved. I thought the Russian submarine captain overthought his operation...they aren't that tentative. Suspenseful, if not really realistic. ( )
  buffalogr | Apr 2, 2020 |
4.25 stars

Scientists have gone to the Greenland Arctic to do some testing on the ice. While they are there, an earthquake hits directly below, breaking off a large iceberg from the edge, exactly where the majority of the scientists are working. They are left with no shelter (their main shelter was further “inland”, and their temporary shelters are destroyed). A huge storm has blown in, making rescue difficult as the scientists float away on their prison of ice. In the meantime, as part of their testing, they have planted bombs that will detonate in 12 hours…

This was really good. I was on edge throughout almost the entire book. It was very quick to get through, and very exciting and nerve-racking. It was originally written in the 70s, but Koontz has rewritten it slightly to update it to the 90s when the edition I read was published. This is probably my favourite Koontz book that I’ve read so far. ( )
  LibraryCin | Mar 16, 2020 |
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From The New York Times: / Polar Ice Purest Water in the World / Moscow, Feb. 10 / According to Russian scientists, the water constituting the Arctic icecap has a far lower bacteria count than any water we now drink or with which we irrigate crops, a discovery that might make this vast frozen reservoir a valuable resource of the future.
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Originally published as "Prison of Ice", under the pseudonym "David Axton"
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A secret Arctic experiment turns into a frozen nightmare when a team of scientists, stranded on a drifting iceberg with a massive explosive charge, battle the elements for survival, only to discover that one of them is a murderer.

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