4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2001
The descriptions of the Arctic are chilling - I needed to wrap up warm! It has everything, travel, personalities, multiple love themes (not obtrusively slushy)and history. We read it in our book club and even those who don't usually read this type of book were impressed and hooked. Descriptions of ice-bound life on board ship, Eskimo encounters & failed sea voyages are all there.
If you like this, try: Tristan Jones 'An Odessy' (first navigation of Highest and Lowest water on earth i.e. Dead Sea and Lake Titicaca) - excellent. You'll end up reading ALL his books!