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Voyage to the North Star: A Novel

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
An old-fashioned adventure yarn...[Nichols's] story pulses with action that is given an extra measure of verisimilitude by his deep knowledge of boats and the sea and the watery landscapes of the Far North. - Richard Bernstein, New York Times. As harrowing as a tale by Jack London, its vision as haunting as Joseph Conrad's, this masterful novel of maritime adventure ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2000 by Carroll & Graf (first published October 1999)
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Marcie
Sep 29, 2012 Marcie rated it it was ok
This is fiction, so Nichols could have made it so good. He wasn't stuck with an actual event or dealing with actual personalities. He's a decent writer and knows boating so well. The book got off to a pretty good start with an interesting premise, but then the plot went way off track and <<(view spoiler)
Tom Baker
Nov 13, 2013 Tom Baker rated it it was amazing
Nicely written novel. Peter Nichols knows the sea and boats. This was a real page-turner. The ending was a bit hard to take--but is definitely plausible. In other words, it is not the outcome we wanted. Basically the buffoons got away and the best of the lot died miserably.
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Apr 11, 2016 Beth Goldenberg marked it as to-read
Curtis and Edith recommended this around 2008 to listen to on tape. Kindle only has it available on tape for $23.95 (3/15).
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May 27, 2015 Miriam rated it it was ok
if someone gives you this book, read it when you have spare time. don't buy it; and don't wait-list it at the library.
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