Tag Archives: sea stories

The Rose Crossing by Nicholas Jose

Published: 1997 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “He must be careful not to forget that the traveller was a scholar first and last, a dreamer who could not … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett

First Published: 1998 (Kindle ed. 2012 by Fourth Estate) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Do you ever feel this in your travels out west? That all the unexplored parts of the world are closing their doors; that so … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Published: 2007 by Bantam My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The blue flame in his chest had burrowed towards his heart like some alien entity, lingered like a disease, and centered in him as an almost unwanted core of … Continue reading

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She Rises by Kate Worsley

Published: 2013 by Bloomsbury My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “When you stopped and pointed to where the estuary meets the sea, showed me how, when the tide is on the turn, the movement of the water stills. Watch, … Continue reading

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy by William Golding

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch

First Published: 2011 by Canongate Books My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “We’d taken cover but I swear it looked at me. Straight at me with a demon bright red grin. Gave me the chills. … Continue reading

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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Published: 2009 by Canongate Books My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “He hoped that all understanding might be as simple as a matter of scale. If a man had not a week, not a year, not even a … Continue reading

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

First Published: 1831 (Penguin Classics ed.1986) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “For the bright side of the painting I had limited sympathy. My visions were of shipwreck and famine; of death or captivity among … Continue reading

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