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Four Against the Arctic (Paperback, 2005, Simon & Schuster) 4 steloj

What a story!

4 steloj

I visited Svalbard (Spitsbergen) this year. While we were standing next to our snow mobiles in the middle of nowhere, trying to spot some polar bears the guide mentioned that back in 1749 four russian sailors were stranded on a nearby island with only a knife, an axe, some flour and a rifle with a handful of bullets. Their ship was destroyed and all their crew mates gone. Somehow they managed to build basic weapons, fixed an old hut and overwintered (the whole of the polar night!). They had to keep the fire going all the time because they had no tinder to light a new one. Constantly they were in danger of being attacked by polar bears. 6 years (!!) an 3 months later another ship passed by and finally they were rescued. I immediately started searching for more information on this story and found this book. The author …

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Foxhunt (Paperback, 2021, Queen of Swords Press) 3 steloj

In a lush solarpunk future, plants have stripped most of the poison from the air …


3 steloj

Stumbled upon this book when I was looking for a solarpunk novel. It's set in a future where mankind has overcome the environment struggles we are dealing with today and also social injustices, war etc. I have to say I did enjoy reading it but it takes some getting used to. Characters with a variety of pronouns pop up which I had to look up. Also some I found irritating ("xe/xey" specifically, probs my brain doesn know how to pronounce them therefore was unable to compute) and difficult to read past. But it's only that I am not accustomed yo seeing this I think. The story was alright, it didn't resonate with me that much though. The main character is sort of an egoistic ass some times and not the classical hero type, which I liked.

Solaris (Paperback, 2016, Faber & Faber) 4 steloj

When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its …


4 steloj

Great book, full of weirdness and creative ideas. Not what I expected at all. -1 star because there is a slightly racist passage in the beginning that threw me off. It's an old book though, I think these comments were quite common at the time. Otherwisee great and in some passages the descriptios are quite trippy.

Belladonna (Hardcover, 2022, Hodder & Stoughton) 3 steloj

For as long as Signa Farrow has been alive, the people in her life have …


3 steloj

The romance was a little too weird for me in this one. Also some of the plot twists were fairly easy to see coming. Nonetheless I enjoyed reading it and it made me want to have all the pastries mentioned. They sounded delicious. Lovely descriptions and some spooky ghosts as well.

Corpus Delicti (German language, 2009, Schöffling) 4 steloj

Jung, attraktiv, begabt und unabhängig: Das ist Mia Holl, eine Frau von dreißig Jahren, die …

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