The North Water
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The North Water

Title:The North Water
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  • Mar 17, 2016

    ”There is no sin left now, there is only the blood and the water and the ice; there is only life and death and the grey-green spaces in between. He will not die he tells himself, not now, not ever. ...

  • Nov 20, 2015

    Jack London on Steroids!This novel contains foul language, horrific gore, rape, murder, animal cruelty, and other examples of total moral bankruptcy and I absolutely loved it. Why? How could I? I love...

  • Aug 20, 2015

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best historical fiction category 2016!"I'd venture the Good Lord don't spend much time up here in the North Water," he says with a smile. "It's most probabl...

  • Nov 10, 2016

    I would call this dicklit. I reserve this identifier for pseudo-manly books, like The North Water, which pretends to be some kind of deep, tough literature, but fails to hide that its author has an al...

  • Jan 01, 2017

    synopsis: grueling misadventures on a 19th century whaling ship.well I suppose I have to admire how sustained the effort is. Ian McGuire is relentlessly focused on the visceral, that's for certain ".....

  • Sep 25, 2016

    Now this, this is the adventure I’ve been looking for! I couldn’t help but notice several reviewers comparing this to a Jack London tale, and it’s hard for me not to follow suit. As a kid, I was...

  • Jun 24, 2017

    Scene 1Enter a man followed by a manMan : Whut? Awk! (dies)Scene 2Enter a whale followed by several whalersWhale : Aw shit! Ugh! No! (dies)Scene 3Enter a dog followed by a bearDog : Yah! Fuck you! Bar...

  • Feb 25, 2016

    McGuire holds nothing back in this gruesome novel about a whaling expedition gone wrong in the middle of the 19th century. If you’re looking for a comparison in terms of the amount of grisly detail,...

  • Mar 25, 2016

    I’m not overly squeamish. In the last couple years I have read Blood Meridian, reputedly Cormac McCarthy’s bloodiest work, and The Ruins, by Scott Smith, another notoriously sanguineous selection....

  • Nov 06, 2015

    It is 1857 and a whaling ship is about to leave for the Artic. With Mr Baxter as the wily financier funding the expedition and an assembled crew which includes Captain Brownlee, perceived as ‘unluck...