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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Iceberg is the definitive apocalyptic feel-good novel from Paul Kavanagh, the mind that bludgeoned readers with The Killing of a Bank Manager. Iceberg centres around Don and Phoebe, a naïve yet loveable couple from the north of England who happen to win an iceberg. Read on as Don and Phoebe rush across Europe, Africa and Antarctica in search of their prize. Will Don and Ph ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Honest Publishing
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Lou
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
January. Skint, dieting, and with livers that have seen better days, most humans heed their natural instincts and retreat to their newly de-tinselled dwellings, to prepare for hibernation.
But what books are needed to guide us through this barren, comedown of a month, void of stilton and sherry? Comfort reads seem no longer palatable, like that last wedge of plum pudding congealing in brandy sauce. Instead, the search is on for something to wake the brain from its festive stupor, to cut through
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Aisling
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, 2015-reads
I absolutely hated this at the start, but it grew on me the more I read. The way it's written is...interesting.

'He could feel the sea, but he could not see the sea. A heavy fog lay above the sea. The fog was thick and reached up to the sky. The swell of the sea made him sick.'

What saved this for me was the travel aspect. I love travelling, and so I put up with the writing style to see Phoebe and Don travel from the north of England down through Europe and Africa, and eventually to their iceberg.
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James
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I originally got this on my Kindle because of the good reviews and the fact that it's free. Fortunately here, the phrase "you get what you pay for" does't hold. Iceberg tells the story of Don and Phoebe, two two people trapped in a miserable place and desperate to get out. They embark on a journey of both body and mind not knowing what to expect at the end. To me this felt like a more lighthearted version of Kerouac's "On the Road" (and I mean that in a good way). Overall this is a nice little s
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Bernard O'Leary
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
A very, very surreal apocalypse that starts off in a future that closely resembles 80s Britain, and becomes the tale of a couple building a new eden on a drifting iceberg. Fascinating and lyrical, well worth a read.
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