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The Terror: A Novel af Dan Simmons
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The Terror: A Novel (original 2007; udgave 2007)

af Dan Simmons

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
4,5052032,404 (3.98)377
Historisk thriller om Sir John Franklin's (1786-1847) ekspedition, der i 1845 sejlede ud for at finde Nordvestpassagen. Ekspeditionen led en krank skæbne, som her genopleves i al sin gru med isnende kulde, sult og ødelæggende overnaturlige kræfter.
Medlem:KidSisyphus
Titel:The Terror: A Novel
Forfattere:Dan Simmons
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2007), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 784 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:***
Nøgleord:fantasy-horror-scifi, fiction, novel

Work Information

The Terror af Dan Simmons (2007)

  1. 40
    Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition af Owen Beattie (VivienneR)
  2. 40
    On the Proper Use of Stars af 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.
  3. 30
    The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909 af 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 af 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
    Kold hud : roman af 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
    The Brief History of the Dead af Kevin Brockmeier (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For death and the cold and the nameless, stalking monster.
  7. 10
    Tales of Unease af 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 af Andy Weir (TomWaitsTables)
  9. 00
    Last Call af Tim Powers (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For an alternate interpretation of historic events.
  10. 00
    Barrow's Boys af 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 af Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  12. 12
    Mister Slaughter af Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  13. 13
    Speaks the Nightbird af Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  14. 02
    Drop City af T. C. Boyle (MyriadBooks)
    MyriadBooks: For characters failing to adapt to their environment.
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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 |
A staple of historical horror, and for good reason. Simmons manages to create not just the specter of external dread, but also the paranoia of mistrust. It's fascinating and macabre to watch these characters descend into cannibalism while trying to maintain some semblance of hope.

A little too long, in my opinion, but there's a ton to admire here, particularly the brutal setting and the vicious horror. ( )
  keithlaf | Dec 16, 2022 |
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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.
tilføjet af SnootyBaronet | RedigerThe 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.
tilføjet af SnootyBaronet | RedigerThe 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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Historisk thriller om Sir John Franklin's (1786-1847) ekspedition, der i 1845 sejlede ud for at finde Nordvestpassagen. Ekspeditionen led en krank skæbne, som her genopleves i al sin gru med isnende kulde, sult og ødelæggende overnaturlige kræfter.

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