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Into White Silence #2019

Into White Silence In the polar exploration vessel RAVEN sailed from Hobart in the early hours of the morning south into the icy embrace of the Antarctic Ocean Neither she nor the souls aboard her were ever see

  • Title: Into White Silence
  • Author: Anthony Eaton
  • ISBN: 9781741663259
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Into White Silence By Anthony Eaton, In 1922 the polar exploration vessel RAVEN sailed from Hobart in the early hours of the morning, south into the icy embrace of the Antarctic Ocean Neither she nor the 28 souls aboard her were ever seen again.In 2005, during a visit to an Australian Antarctic station, a writer discover a long lost journal the only surviving artefact and evidence of the fate of the RAVENIn 1922 the polar exploration vessel RAVEN sailed from Hobart in the early hours of the morning, south into the icy embrace of the Antarctic Ocean Neither she nor the 28 souls aboard her were ever seen again.In 2005, during a visit to an Australian Antarctic station, a writer discover a long lost journal the only surviving artefact and evidence of the fate of the RAVEN expedition It is a discovery that will consume his life and eat into his soulO WHITE SILENCE is the story of a collision between the past and the present, the folly of ambition, and the ghosts of the ice.

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    1. I liked this chilly book very much, but it made me too uncomfortable to say I loved it I can t help but feel those men and it was mostly men who tried to conquer the poles, were all mad I can t find it in me to admire or understand why they did the things they did What I liked about this book was that the author manages to show this madness and yet his current protagonist is separate from it whike his past protagonist is involved and invested in that approach The research is so good that it felt [...]

    2. Into White Silence is an amazing read The novel follows a 1920 s antarctic exploration which goes horribly wrong and it is left to the reader to determine what really happened This book segues between the past and the present with the author having a convincing role as a modern narrator within the story I had to double check the classification of this book to see if it was fact or fiction as the author uses the device of a lost journal to show what happened during the expedition of the 1920s Int [...]

    3. I loved this book It was such a compelling read that I couldn t put it down but at the same time I didn t want it to end At first I didn t think I would enjoy it as it read like non fiction, but after a few pages I was hooked I was so totally engrossed in Downes journal as he recounted his involvement in Edward Rouke s expedition to Antarctica aboard the Raven in 1922 With a list of personnel, diagrams of the ship, family trees of Rouke and Downes, and the author s introduction at the beginning [...]

    4. This took me quite a while to get into It has two stories which are interwoven The first is based on a fictional diary of Lieutenant William Downes, a member of the ill fated expedition aboard The Raven reference Edgar Allen Poe to the Antarctic The second story is that of Anthony Eaten the writer, finder of the diary and researcher into the expedition At first I found this latter story intrusive and annoying however, gradually the two stories become intertwined the distinction between fact and [...]

    5. I really enjoyed the narrative structure of this tale which slips between past and present Eaton crafts highly believable characters with the backstory of the role of specific characters in the Great War effectively setting the historical context and conveys a tremendous sense of the courage required to undertake such expeditions in the early twentieth century through the challenges faced by the ship s crew The tension developed through what goes wrong on the voyage is gripping, with the present [...]

    6. This extraordinary novel is a triumph of realism so much so that I read the entire book furious that Eaton had stolen a diary from the library at Mawson I couldn t believe that such a nice man would do something so despicable And of course he didn t.But the fact that he made me believe that he had stolen the diary is indicitive of the skill displayed in Eaton s writing This bleak story of a doomed expedition to the depths of Antarctica, an expedition led by an obsessive adventure, and flying in [...]

    7. Listened to this CBC 2009 nominated book as an audio tape, and it was gripping Supposedly based on a real diary by William Downes, an Antarctic explorer on board the ill fated ship the Raven, which became stuck in the ice in 1922 It is a tale of bravery, mystery and madness as a group of expeditioners set off south from Hobart to make it to the Pole, under the leadership of the driven Mr Rourke One by one, they disappear, are killed or die as the tale unfolds Good use of a modern perspective by [...]

    8. Into White Silence took a moment half of the book to get going It was an interesting layout alternating between perspectives from the author to his character The author actually travelled to Antarctica to write this novel and having said that it took a while to get rolling when it did it nearly hit me over Every description left me feeling as if I d been there with him The intermittent chapters were so intense that the chapters in between were welcome just to get some respite A very interesting [...]

    9. It took me a wee while to find my feet this time fact or fiction Once I knew, I got into the Antarctic world that Eaton brilliantly brought to life it was obvious that he has done a lot of reading and research Clever way to finish the tale, and the first time I ve read about modern day Casey Station Australian base Recommended to any age.

    10. This book was brilliant Anthony Eaton really knows his craft It built slowly, with enough tension to make you want to turn the pages It is a fiction piece, but largely based on historical events which really took place I guess it s what you might like to call faction I highly recommend it for adults, even though it was written for the YA market.

    11. Set in Australia and Antarctica between modern day and the early 1900s, I found this book difficult to connect with somewhat disjointed, as diary entries from two periods of time, by the author and Lietenant William Downes.Could be useful as an Australian historical fiction novel with a difference.

    12. Even though I knew this book was fiction, I found myself completely drawn in by the characters and believing the events were fact It may be listed as YA, but its a great read for anyone, my dad at the age of 67 loved it.

    13. This book had me completely fooled, although I won t spoil it by saying why It s an amazing work, totally gripping and impossible to put down which is not what I expected about a book on the early exploration of Antarctica.

    14. An insightful read into the mind of a desperate man, of loss, survival and hope It has its slow moments, but once you pass the midway point, its a brilliant read The closing paragraph is simply haunting.

    15. I kept going back and forward between whether I liked this book or not I went to call it quits a few times, but then just had to see how it finished in case I missed something It strangely had me hooked, without being interested at the same time.

    16. It was quite slow to start with going up and down between slightly boring and interesting but this is one heck of a story I am so glad to have read it, it is a really fascinating story, and it s history that got lost in the ice.

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