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White Darkness by David Grann

The White Darkness

David Grann

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Imprint: Doubleday Books
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Publication date: 30 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9780385544573

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs

2 stars out of 5
Julian Glover
8 Nov 2018

"This is an elegantly packaged book designed to be read as a present on Christmas afternoon"

Here this book hits a challenge of its own. Told second-hand, crunching through the ice simply isn’t very interesting: just one agonising, storm-crushed, sled-dragging step after another until the job is done. There’s little reflection on the pointlessness of a journey which starts from one base and ends, after much frigid hell, at another, or of the psychological weirdness of being able to phone home every night from nowhere.