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One of The New York Times Book Review‘s 10 Best Books of the Year, and named a Best Book of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and The Chicago Public Library
Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship’s medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.
In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring?
With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire’s The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Winner of the RSL Encore Award
Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize
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‘The North Water has exceptional power and energy’ (Nick Rennison, Sunday Times on The North Water )
‘A vivid read, full of twists, turns, period detail and strong characters . . . An enjoyable contrast to most literary fiction’ (Robbie Millen, The Times on The North Water )
‘Brilliant, fast paced, gripping. A tour de force of narrative tension and a masterful reconstruction of a lost world’ (Hilary Mantel on The North Water )
‘Riveting and darkly brilliant . . . The North Water feels like the result of an encounter between Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy in some run down port as they offer each other a long, sour nod of recognition. McGuire has an extraordinary talent’ (Colm Toibin, New York Times on The North Water )The North Water A Novel PDF
‘A novel that takes us to the limits of flesh and blood. Utterly convincing and compelling, remorselessly vivid and insidiously witty. A startling achievement’ (Martin Amis on The North Water )
‘A stunning achievement, by turns great fun and shocking, thrilling and provocative. Behold: one of the finest books of the year’ (James Kidd, Independent on The North Water )
‘McGuire delivers one bravura set piece after another . . . The North Water has, in places, a Conrad–Melville undercurrent, but for the most part it is Dickens’s influence that is most keenly felt . . . This is a stunning novel, one that snares the reader from the outset and keeps the tightest grip until its bitter end’ (Financial Times on The North Water )
‘Horrifically gripping. Such fine writing might have been lifted from the pages of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick’ (Independent on Sunday on The North Water )
‘Terrific, seamed with pitch black humour and possessed of a momentum that’s kept up to the final, unexpected but resoundingly satisfying scene … Inspired’ (Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail on The North Water )
‘As a storyteller, McGuire has a sure and unwavering touch, and he has engineered a superbly compelling suspense narrative . . . As a stylist, too, McGuire is never less than assured . . . a writer of exceptional craft and confidence’ (Paraic O’Connell, Irish times on The North Water )
‘Raw and compulsively readable . . . think The Revenant for the Arctic Circle’ (The Millions on The North Water )
‘This book is quite a ride . . . The powerful story and the riches of the setting do not romanticise the past’ (Erica Wagner, New Statesman on The North Water )
‘Death is the making of The North Water, Ian McGuire’s bloody, gripping novel set in the middle of the 19th century aboard the Volunteer . . . The language has a harsh, surprising beauty that contrasts the spectacular setting with the greedy, bankrupt men who force their way northward, armed with harpoons for slaughter . . . Powerful’ (New Statesman on The North Water )
‘The North Water is brilliant. A fast paced gripping story set in a world where ‘why’ is not a question and murder happens on a whim; but where a faint ray of grace and hope lights up the landscape of salt and blood and ice’ (Hilary Mantel on The North Water )
‘The strength of The North Water lies in its well researched detail and persuasive descriptions of the cold, violence, cruelty and the raw, bloody business of whale killing. The Volunteer is rotten from the outset . . . The ship becomes a morally null universe, isolated on the north water. There are echoes here of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness’ (Helen Dunmore, The Guardian on The North Water )
‘McGuire delivers not only arresting depictions of bloody destruction, but moments of fine prose that recall Seamus Heaney’s harsh music. For noirish thrills in an unusual setting, McGuire has the goods and the gore’ (Kirkus Reviews on The North Water )
‘A dark, brilliant yarn . . . An amazing journey’ (Publishing News on The North Water )
‘Ian McGuire’s second novel is an unflinching look at what men do, in extreme circumstances, for money, to survive, or for no reason at all. It has quite a lot in common with TV shows like HBO’s Deadwood and its many descendants (including Peaky Blinders), and . . . it grips like a horror movie. The North Water is self consciously literary, thick with allusions to other books: Moby Dick, obviously; Conrad; Elizabeth Gaskell’s only historical novel, Sylvia’s Lovers; William Golding’s Rites of Passage trilogy; Frankenstein; Dracula; McGuire’s opening sentence is an ironic allusion to John’s gospel but it also recalls the beginning of the novel that The North Water most resembles, Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian’ (London Review of Books on The North Water )
The North Water A Novel PDF
‘Blood, blubber and appalling human violence saturate a tale of a doomed 19th century whaling voyage to the Arctic’ (The Sunday Times on The North Water )
‘Set in the late 19th century, this is the tale of Patrick Sumner, a former army surgeon who joins a whaler bound for the waters of the Arctic Circle. Why would he take on such a dangerous task? He has a secret to hide. Also worth noting is that Ian McGuire’s vivid novel is full of the smells of Victorian Hull, which include the “morning piss stink of just emptied night jars”, “the usual tavern stench farts and pipe smoke and spilled ale”, “the roaring stench of excrement and decay”; the “residual smell of horse dung and butchery”…I could go on’ (The Times on The North Water )
‘Prompted by Colm Toibin’s superb review in The New York Times, I lost my Kindle virginity to The North Water, Ian McGuire’s chilling tale of whaling and depravity’ (Madeline Kean, Sunday Independent (Ireland) on The North Water )
‘This terse and grisly novel about the last days of the whaling industry is joint favourite to win the Man Booker Prize’ (Sunday Telegraph on The North Water)
‘Should there be a dark horse on the [Man Booker] list, this is it. Forget slick, cool, funny and topical, this is the kind of book that captures the imagination, this is what fiction is about – the power of story.’ (Irish Times on The North Water)
‘McGuire approached the telling of his novel with a linguistic panache seldom seen in contemporary British fiction’ (The Irish Times on The North Wate
Dimensions and Characteristics of The North Water A Novel PDF
- Identification Number : B015MQA2W2
- Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (March 15, 2016)
- Publication date : March 15, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1804 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 270 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
March 7, 2019
I think that’s my favorite line I’ve ever read. This book thinks it’s saying something of significance. It’s not. It’s not literary fiction. It’s airport fiction. Which isn’t to say it’s bad, but the fact that the author seems to think he’s Hemingway, or James Dickey, or Tolstoy, is truly offensive. The book fails to ever provide any real insights about any of the proceedings. Things just happen. And according to the NY Times review that’s “Just great!” But for me it was a titanic failure. I didn’t underline or highlight once. The book is competent enough and had enough positive insider steam behind it to propel it to the critical forefront, undeservingly. It belongs amongst the other b-grade melodramatic schlock in the Terminal B bookstore.
Watch The Grey. Read Deliverance. Far superior in every aspect. This book kinda sucks. Again, disturbingly overrated.
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