This was a quick read ..... the language a little raw in parts ...... but the harshness of it suited the landscape of the setting. There were times when we found it a little too much "in your face". We enjoyed the book, though!
The book is based on the author's own experience in Antarctica. We found the description of Antarctica and information about it fascinating. He found some interesting information on the Antarctic research bases mentioned in the book, also pictures of the places mentioned, and a map ..... which altogether made for a really good discussion on the book.
He cried at the end of the book, after getting really involved in the story. The rest of us were anticipating the ending therefore did not get as shocked when it happened.
The author also wrote the much talked about The Bride Stripped Bare .... but those of us who have read that book gave it the thumbs down. Shiver was much better!!
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