Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday Book Review


Four-star review of The Survivors by Hammond Innes

 This old suspense/thriller (from 1949) is action-packed. Duncan Craig joins The Southern Cross, part of a whaling convoy in the Antarctic, although he’s never done any whaling before. After a series of events, he’s stranded with part of the crew on a moving iceberg. As their food dwindles, the situation goes from bad to worse, mainly due to the antics of the son of The Southern Cross’s captain. The rapid-fire action and the character development are old-school but made this an enjoyable read. Even the romances are handled in an old-fashioned way. I enjoyed this quick read.



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