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Think ice station zebra and you would have this book in a nutshell. The story is set abroad an artic bound whaling ship as the opium addicted doctor realizes that there is a psychopath on board with the usual blood-letting, with the resultant gore. The book makes for a good read, especially on wintry nights, in front of a cozy fire. The book, though fiction still stands out in terms of the vivid descriptions used in each scene as well as the narrative, making for a riveting read from start to finish.
What makes this book stand out?
the narrative style used and the fast paced story line; definitely stands out as one of the top books
Read it for
a good thriller, and a tight wells-scripted story line
Don't read it for
if you are not into thrillers you may want to give this a miss