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Piekło pod pokładem

(To the Ends of the Earth #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  429 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Pojawienie się na statku energicznego porucznika z fregaty "Alcyone" burzy ustaloną hierarchię. Wybucha konflikt, w którym Edmund bierze stronę pierwszego oficera. Ciągłe nieporozumienia i rodząca się atmosfera nieufności sprawiają, że statek staje się bezbronny w obliczu zbliżającego się niebezpieczeństwa...
Mass Market Paperback, 287 pages
Published 2001 by AMBER (first published 1989)
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Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third volume of 'To the Ends of the Earth' which should actually all be read as a single long book. This is the book in which Edmund Talbot's long voyage to Australia finally reaches its culmination. While the first volume served primarily as an introduction and a way to establish Talbot's initial character, the second volume presented him with several episodes which challenged his preconceptions of both himself and the world. This final volume gives Talbot the opportunity to take what he ...more
Aslıhan Çelik Tufan
Şahsım adına bir üçleme seriyi başından sonuna kadar okumanın ve doğru sıralama ile başlayıp bitirebilmiş olmanın haklı gururundayım 😅 başardım!

Şaka bir yana serinin diğer kitaplarında yorumlamadım nihayet bulsun toplamdaki fikrimi belirtmek daha doğru geldi.

Seri baştan sona çok güzel okurken bi yandan Bay Talbot yazarken siz de kamarasında bi yerlerde hissediyorsunuz kendinizi. Sanki gemi yolculuğunu beraber yapıyorsunuz baya hissi geçiyor, okuduğunuz an ve zamandan mekandan kopmak oldukça
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fire Down below is the final part of William Goldings trilogy set at sea in the early nineteenth century. Edmund Talbot is aboard. He is a passenger amongst others, on his way to Australia, a journey which was, at the time of the books setting, about the most dangerous activity, save fighting in the ongoing Napoleonic Wars, that an individual might contemplate. Talbot, however, is no mere human. Hes decidedly British upper crust, at least a cut above the riffraff one might meet in a public place ...more
At the end of the long voyage, the narrator Talbot starts to miss his fellow passengers and ship's crew. His sadness disappears when his love of his life arrives in Sydney and a happy ending occurs.

The three books made for a long read but one that bought realism to the longer sea journey, the dangers experienced, the reliance on the skill of the Captain and his officers and the changes in the relationships between passengers.

The British class system is well entrenched, the poor emigrants are
Mina S
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yani her uc kitapta da kendimi bir kaptirdim, birakamadim, o denizi yasadim onlarla beraber ama elim yuksek puanlamaya gitmiyor nedense. Belki sonra tekrar okumaliyim bilemiyorum.
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
Great adventure story set in the claustrophobic space of a ship in the early 1800's as it travels through the sea to Sydney cove. The third in a trilogy of books as told by Edmund Talbot, it's entertaining with conflicts on board between various characters. As well as dangers facing the ship and the threat of a fire smouldering down below.
This is the 3rd book of a trilogy and the gloss wore off a long time ago.
It's okay, well written, occasionally very well written but, on the whole, it just fails to hold your attention as a novel should do; and that holds true for the second volume too leading me to conclude that one volume was enough for this trilogy.
Eva Kristin
I never really got a firm grasp on this story. Though Edmund Talbot became less unlikable as I read the books, I never managed to care about him. This last book had a few interesting and even exiting pages, but the way it was told sometimes made it hard to follow.
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I told myself I would finish every Golding novel before the end of the year, and I just barely managed it. All I have left is his remaining nonfiction, his two radio plays (if I can find them), and maybe his book of poems.

This final volume continues in the vein of the second, as Talbot is buffeted about by the happenings on the ship. Mr. Prettiman takes a bigger role, Summers' and Talbot's friendship is developed and tested further, and Talbot emerges (slightly) wiser than when he entered the
Jason Adams
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Odds and ends to complete a story

Fire Down Below concludes the To the Ends of the Earth trilogy. In it we learn the fates of most of the characters and crew our young naïf Edmund Talbot has associated himself with over his extended voyage to a colonial posting in Australia. Sparing the high allegory of the first novel or the hazy teenage antics of the second, the third and concluding novel focuses on the evolution of Talbots character through his interactions with the officers and fellow
Na Deela
I actually read all three books in one volume, but since they won't be added separately to my 2017 Reading Challenge, I am adding them each manually, solely for that purpose. My actual review of the series is under the single volume, To the Ends of the Earth.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
0/10, for the fate of Charles Summers. :(
Rajat Narula
Not too engrossing. Story of a troubled voyage from England to Australia and how the passengers and the crew react to different situations. Clever writing.
Kathrin Passig
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Ich wollte wissen, wie es ausgeht, hätte aber (wie so oft) besser nach dem ersten Band aufgehört.
Crystal Redington
I absolutely loved the reading of the journey of Edmund Talbot in the To The Ends Of The Earth trilogy by William Golding. As I learned a new adventure to a different place, can bring us to our coming of age moment. Now Edmund is wondering will I be happy or sad post after I make my destination. That is a mystery for the reader to solve. I loved how Golding took us along for the ride on the ship with Edmund as he went through tests and hardships not only as a government official but as a man. ...more
Kevin Darbyshire
I have really enjoyed the trilogy. These books take a lot of reading and feel that you have to really commit to fully understand the story. I invested in the the characters and love the way the author makes them change and develop over the three books making them feel totally credible. A wonderful ending. One recommendation would be to read each book one after the other as it would be really easy to lose track of the numerous storylines.
Derek Bridge
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the enthralling finale to Golding's magnificent trilogy. Talbot, the narrator, makes an amazing journey, both literally and figuratively, and across these three books Golding captures his growing self-awareness with brilliant subtlety. The incidents in each novel, the stuff of thrilling great writing in themselves, also serve to expose the human condition. This last book is probably the most exciting. But the trilogy as a whole leaves me awestruck. Read these books!
Matthew Campbell
Wow. I'm not sure what I was expecting from this series but an Austen-esque indictment of British class politics in the garb of a tragi-comic, age-of-sail, (post)modernist odyssey was not it. Obviously, I was pleasantly surprised.
David Flett
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last part of the trilogy deals finally with the two ignored characters,the ship and the sea. Can taste the salt in this one. Very enjoyable conclusion.
hardee-har-har! who knew the old lord 'o the flies guy could be so funny?
Paul Heather
Much better! worth reading through the other two to get to this enthralling finish. Really cared about the characters by the finish
The 3rd and worst of the trilogy. The story felt as long as the voyage. Main character quite unlikeable.
Lauren Davis
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes. The perfect ending to the trilogy. Who now writes like Golding? The satire, the social commentary, the perfect observations? Wonderful.
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Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his 1954 novel Lord of the Flies. Golding spent two years in Oxford focusing on sciences; however, he changed his educational emphasis to English literature, especially Anglo-Saxon.

During World War II, he was part of the Royal Navy which he left five years later. His bellic experience strongly influenced his

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