A fellow cat-lover friend of mine gave me this book and I was truly hooked. If it weren't for the pictures and drawings, I would have continued to think it were a work of fiction: a cat on an expedition to Antarctica!!! Impossible!
C.Alexander's writing-style (from the P.O.V. of a cat) is a master-piece: she is a truly empathetic observer of cats and men and their inner mental workings. But what started out as a cute story about a cat and his crew, instead turned me on to read the "real" story as she has written in "The Endurance". I agree with the other reviewer in that you get to the end left hanging... but all the better to make you want to get your hands on her other book.
I was someone who would never have read an explorer's story ever, but this book worked its charm and has made me a convert to that noble genre.