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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur

Antarctic Navigation

by Elizabeth Arthur

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I feel like reading this book has been a long, long journey. It's not the kind of novel where the plot drags you along; the author takes every chance to branch off into musings about politics, religion, science, mythology, empire, etc. That said, I think that's the intention of the book - the plot is just a very light framework for all of these diversions.

It's beautifully written, and the sort of book that no doubt would well repay frequent rereading, dipping in a little at a time. ( )
  scroeser | Oct 13, 2008 |
This is one of those books that deserves to be re-read, many times. It is beautifully written with vivid detail throughout the story. I picked up the book because of its subject matter (Antarctica), but I fell in love with the lead character and her life-long ambition to lead an expedition to the South Pole. This is a book for the ages, all of them.
  HMOKeefe | Apr 7, 2007 |
Young girl with lifetime fascination with Antarctica grows up as young scholar who abandons her dissertation to lead an expedition to recreate Robert Falcon Scott's 1910 fatal race to the South Pole. It takes 200 fascinating pages (out of 800) just to get there, but every page is worth the wait. Lyric, introspective, sometimes hilarious, richly detailed, its hard to believe this is a novel and not a memoir. ( )
  refshelf | Feb 7, 2007 |
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This compelling novel of one woman's personal history and her obsession with the South Pole is all-encompassing and so powerfully written it is almost literally impossible to put down.

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