Grylla S. Noab

Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (111 of 113)
Location: Argyll, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 14,272 - Total Helpful Votes: 111 of 113
Ice Bound: One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survi&hellip by Jerri Nielsen
Having read quite extensively about Arctic and Antarctic exploration, I was interested in this account written by a woman who spent an entire winter in Antarctica. Her account of life in a US research station is fascinating. Another great plus is the book's structure around e-mail exchanges, allowing other voices to be heard. I found the more personal parts of the book a bit distracting, however, and rather self-centred.
Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition by Seamus Heaney
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply stunning, 9 Nov 2013
I read the Old English version of Beowulf as a young student and loved the story back then. A recent radio production airing Seamus Heaney reading his modern English translation of the ancient tale encouraged me to buy this book. Beautifully produced and exquisitely illustrated, it enhances the reading experience and has taken pride of place in my bookcases.
Picasso (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Gertrude Stein
Anyone who knows anything about Gertrude Stein will not be surprised to find that she writes in her idiosyncratic manner about the man who was arguably the greatest painter of the 20th century. One may perhaps learn as much about the writer as about the painter from this slim volume. A great read!