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Beautifully written, but a bit of a ramble
on 20 August 2004
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book, after all the cover does say it's about how the poles and the explorers who went there are percieved, rather than being actually about them. I found this book to rather over-analyse the whole concept, trying to get right into a mindset that doesn't work that way - explorers and adventurers *do* rather than think, and to me this book rather missed that point.
It's fantastically well written, though the worming into the fine detail left me wishing the author would hurry up and get to the point - not a style that appeals to me - though I can see how many would thoroughly enjoy this book.