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4.0 out of 5 stars So many different characters to enjoy!, 1 April 2001
This review is from: English Passengers (Hardcover)
I have just finished reading "English Passengers". It took me a while to read it (5 weeks), as I tend to read in bed and fall asleep after a few pages. However, a book like this, which has many diffent voices contributing to it, is perfect for this stop-start sort of reading as you never lose the flow of the story. And what a story it is! I was greatly amused by the Reverend Wilson, touched and saddened by the fate of Peevay and the Palawa, horrified at Dr. Potter and the dreadful ideas he had, given so much credence in the 19th century. Mixed in with these stories was the farce of the Manxmen and their escapes from real and imagined arrest. By the third third of the book, I had given up reading it in bits - I was so intrigued as to how it was all going to end, I read in in a oner! If you have also enjoyed this book, I would recommend "The Birthday Boys" by Beryl Bainbridge, as "English Passengers" reminded me of it a bit. It is about the ill-fated adventure to the South Pole undertaken in 1912 by Captain Scott.
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