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The Terror By Dan Simmons The Terror The bestselling author of Ilium and Olympos transforms the true story of a legendary Arctic expedition into a thriller worthy of Stephen King or Patrick O Brian Their captain s insane vision of a Nort

  • Title: The Terror
  • Author: Dan Simmons
  • ISBN: 9780316017442
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Terror By Dan Simmons The bestselling author of Ilium and Olympos transforms the true story of a legendary Arctic expedition into a thriller worthy of Stephen King or Patrick O Brian Their captain s insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of The Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw But the real threat to their survival isn t the ever shifting landscape oThe bestselling author of Ilium and Olympos transforms the true story of a legendary Arctic expedition into a thriller worthy of Stephen King or Patrick O Brian Their captain s insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of The Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw But the real threat to their survival isn t the ever shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison before they open them, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching one seaman at a time or whole crews, leaving bodies mangled horribly or missing forever Captain Crozier takes over the expedition after the creature kills its original leader, Sir John Franklin Drawing equally on his own strengths as a seaman and the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he s rescued, Crozier sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast But every day the dwindling crew becomes deranged and mutinous, until Crozier begins to fear there is no escape from an ever inconceivable nightmare.
    The Terror By Dan Simmons

    The Terror TV Series Mar , Season In , the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition later known as Franklin s expedition led by three captains, Sir John Franklin, Francis Crozier and James Fitzjames, is sent to find the Arctic s fabled treacherous Northwest Passage but instead discovers a monstrous polar bear like predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of The Terror TV series The Terror May , The Terror The Terror TV PG h min Horror, Thriller UK A young officer in Napoleon s Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron. The Terror Videos Trailers, Recaps, Previews, Behind the The Terror Infamy Sneak Peek Season , Episode Things between Ken and Amy get tense as they work to remedy a deadly outbreak Don t miss the next episode of The Terror Infamy, Monday, September at c.

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    1. mark monday on said:

      To Mr Dan SimmonsFrom Associated Publishing Industries Unlimited, Ltd.Subject Your Recent Submission The TerrorThank you for your recent submission Unfortunately, at this time, we do not see a fit between your product and our company s goals Although our senior staff appreciated your technical ability, we noted several serious issues with your submission that need to be resolved prior to your product finding placement These include, but are not limited to 1 Extensive and Excessive Length A commo [...]

    2. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin on said:

      UPDATE 2.99 on kindle US 7 27 17People, just turn around and go home I probably shouldn t have went and read some facts about the history of this book because I might mess this review up It s just so freaking interesting and I want to read about it The author left a lot of resources for books at the end and there is one I m going to try to get for sure The fact that Dan Simmons added an horror element to a historic novel is pretty awesome And there are so many characters that I liked in the book [...]

    3. karen on said:

      oh my god, let me never get scurvy.i am glad i am such a grad school overachiever for both the horror sci fi and mystery portions of my readers advisory class, i have read one extra title from the selection list, and both times, i have liked the extra title best i did not choose to read an extra romance title, so we will never know how that would have turned out, alas this book is a rare combination of to the lighthouse, and the thing, with hardy esque occurrences of misunderstanding and some ca [...]

    4. Amanda on said:

      September 7, 2010 I don t want to talk about it right now It s too soon and the pain is still too fresh I shall review on another day.September 17, 2010 It s been well over a week since my encounter with The Terror and the thought of writing a review still exhausts me, but here it goes I have read many glowing reviews of The Terror That is, in fact, why I bought it I mean, check out this kick ass plot Two British ships, the Terror and the Erebus, are frozen in the polar sea for years, waiting in [...]

    5. Michael on said:

      Why am I reading so many books about the cold Maybe because it s freezing here in Chicago This is a buddy read with Cristina, and I ll review as I go.The first couple of hundred pages were surprisingly slow going There was very little propulsion about the plot just occasional glimpses of the terror along with long passages of backstory that I didn t really find compelling I don t know why I reacted like that Maybe it was because I d just read Crime and Punishment, another and very different tome [...]

    6. Michael Fierce on said:

      The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition.These brave men journeyed hundreds of miles by sea voyage in the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, part of the British Naval fleet sent to the Arctic to force the Northwest Passage in 1845 1848, and then travelled the rest on foot into the desolate, below freezing temperatures of the Arctic wasteland.All died or were never seen or heard from ever again.Dan Simmons imaginative story explai [...]

    7. Edward Lorn on said:

      I started out 2016 with a plan in mind I wanted to read doorstops and books by non American authors I spent the majority of 2015 rereading Stephen King s entire catalogue and wanted this year to open new doors So far in 2016, ignore all those Koontz rereads, please and thank you I ve spent a considerable amount of time seeking out and reading authors who were not born or do not live in America and snowshoeing my way through massive tomes the likes of which Dan Simmons is known to write This is [...]

    8. Rachel on said:

      Wow I absolutely loved this book Don t let the page length stop you from reading it Despite its length, the story moves quickly and there s incredible tension throughout There are a ton of characters to keep you interested but not too many that you lose track and who you ll want to scream at for doing the wrong thing or an incredibly awful thing Some parts were breathtakingly tense and some parts were frightening Don t think of this as a horror book with a monster This is so much The last 200 p [...]

    9. Christy on said:

      Dan Simmons The Terror may be one of the few novels I ve read that makes me grateful to live in Texas This imaginative re telling of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845 to find the Northwest Passage is overwhelming in its details of life and death in the Arctic north The cold is constant, the dark is depressing, and the wind, snow, ice, fog, and when it appears water are life threatening These are things Texans don t have to worry about I must remember this book when I want to complain about [...]

    10. Agnieszka on said:

      On May 1845 two ships, HMS Terror led by captain Crozier and flagship HMS Erebus commanded by captain Fitzjames, set sail on the expedition to find legendary Northwest Passage Leader of the enterprise which was to get England fame and glory but also establish it primacy on the field of Arctic exploration was sir John Franklin The whole expedition counted 129 people in total And no one of them ever returned from the voyage Both people and ships get lost in the vastness of ice.The whole undertakin [...]

    11. Wil Wheaton on said:

      Without getting into any spoilers this is a fictionalized account of the doomed Franklin expedition to find the Northwest Passage in 1845 It is about hubris, greed, strength during unspeakable adversity, and possibly redemption.Oh, there s also a terrifying monster that they call The Thing on The Ice which is slowly killing everyone aboard the two ships.It s Dan Simmons, so he takes his time getting into the meat of the story my dad said that he was telling three stories when he could have told [...]

    12. Brad on said:

      Is the Terror a mythical beast in the Arctic The Tuunbaq Is the Terror Her Majesty s Ship of the same name Is the Terror nights that never end Is the Terror a Ripper style murderer and his penchant for mutilation Is the Terror knowledge Is the Terror sodomy Is the Terror a silent Esqimaux Is the Terror scurvy Is the Terror unrelenting ice floes Is the Terror belief Is the Terror remembrance Is the Terror dreams Is the Terror the past Is the Terror cannibalism Is the Terror doubt Is the Terror ho [...]

    13. Crystal Craig on said:

      Wow This book is quite the adventure for the characters and the reader I m writing my review having not completed the book I m 77% finished I ve held onto every single word have had a hard time putting the book down I don t want it to end, but it has too We ve lost many beloved characters along the way, and there s one evil doer who remains alive and I can t wait to see what his fate is I know what he deserves, but we won t go into that spoilers and all Also, what about this creature on the ice [...]

    14. Olivier Delaye on said:

      This long oh so long novel about Franklin s 1848 lost expedition of the HMS Erebus HMS Terror to the Arctic in hopes of finding a North West passage was a bit of a mixed bag of highs and lows for me First of all, I love historical novels with a touch of the fantastic like Kostova s The Historian and in this regard Simmons hits a home run with The Terror, weaving to perfection authentic facts and Inuit legends and superstitions Also, the descriptions and action scenes are masterfully written, tak [...]

    15. Gorgona Grim on said:

      Nakon svega, jedino mogu da napi em kakvo iskustvo.Bez obzira na to to je pri a napisana oslanjaju i se na istinit doga aj i na to to je potpomognuta detaljnim istra ivanjem koje je Simons sproveo, detalji i na in na koji je napisana je odli na Toliko je dobra da sam se smrzavala zajedno sa protagonistima.Na po etku nisam bila uverena da e mi knjiga odgovarati jer generalno ne volim kada radnja prati puno likova koji pripovedaju pri u iz svog ugla i kada se ta pripovedanja odigravaju u razli iti [...]

    16. Alex on said:

      The Terror is the name of a ship We join the ship in 1847 as it plows through chilly waters looking to chart new territory in the extreme North It is rare that I go in for period pieces and I really can t abide the whole Master Commander we re at sea in days gone by literary movement that seems to have captured the hearts of so many old men What I do go in for is man vs nature set in extreme cold child of the South lover of mountains and winter go figure I thought once these folks got off the bo [...]

    17. Cody | codysbookshelf on said:

      Dan Simmons s 2007 epic horror novel, The Terror, is the finest work of his I ve yet read A historical fiction, this long story documents the failed 1845 Franklin Expedition It s been a long time since I ve read a horror novel of this stature I ve read a lot of short, grisly stuff lately, so it was nice to kick back with something by Simmons he who is known for painstakingly detailed, complex narratives This one challenged me especially some bits toward the end and I liked that Told in alternati [...]

    18. Joe Valdez on said:

      Dan Simmons has a multitude of strengths undeniable attention to detail, dialogue that sings with clarity, set pieces that can haunt for days but most notable might be restraint from barreling down any one genre ghost story, alien story, survival story The Terror has elements of each but trusts the reader s imagination to give the novel shape and texture.This epic is a fictionalized account of the final voyage of Captain John Franklin, who set off for the Arctic Ocean in 1845 to locate the North [...]

    19. 11811 (Eleven) on said:

      Update Read 02 12 03 16This is probably in my top ten for any book in any genre I d volunteer for crucifixion before I volunteered for the Franklin Expedition The supernatural element was unnecessary here the reality of it alone was horrifying Top notch storytelling, highly recommended.

    20. J.D. on said:

      I m a big Dan Simmons fan, but at several points during this book, I found myself thinking, will someone get this man an editor There s a great horror tale in here Unfortunately it s buried under layers of fat Ironic, since lengthy descriptions of starvation and scurvy take up so much space in the book.

    21. Barney on said:

      GIANT SUPER LONG ALL SPOILER CROSS TALK REGARDING DAN SIMMONS THE TERROR YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.A few friends of mine and I read this last month I ve not had the time to back through all the traffic this has generated but there seem to be questions, particularly about the end of the novel I have an interpretation, particularly with regard to the rat thing in the bunk The following is a back and forth between myself and two friends not on this list Everything from this point forward is SPOILER if y [...]

    22. Sean on said:

      The Terror is the ultimate tale of the human struggle for survival Dan Simmon s huge tome is based on Sir John Franklin s failed 1845 exploration of the Northwest Passage In real life the crew of the two ships, the Terror and Erebus, all perished However, Simmons portrays a fictionalized account of this expedition by expanding this historical narrative into a horror story by dropping in a man eating ice monster to make everybody s day just a little bit shittier My initial reaction was that the b [...]

    23. Carol on said:

      WOW This historic tale of a doomed arctic expedition set in 1845 aboard the HMS TERROR is based on true events and one horrific adventure complete with unbelievably brutal sub zero temperatures, and a terrifying monster from hell Loaded with great characters including the mysterious Lady Silence and a unique and surprising ending to say the least While sometimes descriptively gruesome, an engaging story and thrilling read

    24. Thomas Strömquist on said:

      A truly uniquely fantastic book Simmons dramatizes a true historical event and makes a number of sailors struggle towards an inevitable end over a course of seemingly way, way too many pages into a story that nothing short of mesmerizes I ve seen a few reviewers that has stated that the story could have been told in its entirety in a much shorter book but, while this is true, when the long result is this good, why would you wish for that There is not really much I can say about the story without [...]

    25. Sandi on said:

      The Terror really came close to that 5 star rating However the last 75 pages or so were so out of character with the rest of the book, they really seemed like they didn t belong The Terror is 90% historical fiction and 10% horror The historical part is much terrifying than the horror part Simmons obviously did a lot of research on 19th century Arctic exploration in general and Franklin s Lost Expedition in particular He fleshes out what little is known about the fate of the Erebus and the Terro [...]

    26. Cheryl on said:

      This is a very haunting and well written book I finished this book in just a few days Dan Simmons digs into the unanswered questions and writes what he thinks might have happened and does it brilliantly Don t let the length of this book almost 800 pages intimidate you, otherwise you won t know what you are missing The fate of Sir John Franklin s last expedition remains one of the great mysteries of Arctic exploration What we know, or less, is this In the balmy days of May 1845, 129 officers and [...]

    27. Tim on said:

      If I read a better book than The Terror in 2008, I will be a very happy man This harrowing, bleak, yet occasionally hopeful story of survival or not in the arctic is clearly the best of the four Dan Simmons novels I ve read so far and, really, one of the 20 best books I ve ever read The Terror, a fictitious account of the ill fated and mysterious Franklin Expedition that tried to find the Northwest Passage, shouldn t work as well as it does A realistic, detailed account of the struggle to surviv [...]

    28. Trin on said:

      This novel takes a historical event I am already very interested in the doomed Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage and turns it into a horror story A lot of what Simmons does is interesting the character arcs of two of the main players, Captain Francis Crozier and Dr Goodsir, are very well done, and there are some excellent set pieces in particular a staging ofEdgar Allen Poe s Masque of the Red Death amid the snow drifts and the polar ice However, this was one of those books that [...]

    29. Matt on said:

      I read this book during the worst breakup of my life It was one of those break ups that completely re alter your perceptions, so that all sense of balance and scope is gone It was a break up like the one Kerouac wrote about at the beginning of On the Road, and it left me with the feeling that everything was dead As I pushed through the unforgiving minutes of those days, I tried to find something to take my mind off the wearying and forlorn sense that I d never care about anything again The probl [...]

    30. Lena on said:

      In this cold, teeth can shatter after two or three hours actually explode sending shrapnel of bone and enamel flying inside the cavern of one s clenched jaws This was a well researched well written historical fiction with just a dab of magical realism I had been expecting a full blown supernatural horror Nope.What you will find The horror that were 18th Century Englishmen.The horror of the deep cold.The horror of scurvy.There was much unenjoyable humanity Heart of Darkness on the Ice.But the las [...]

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