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Icefields I can see why this book s format isn t for everyone, but Michael Wharton is such a lyrical writer And I don t care for cold any than I enjoy heat Nonetheless, he made me want to visit glaciers. Thomas Wharton was the writer in residence my second year of university and he was such a cool and inspirational guy I loved Icefields vivid Canadiana wrapped up in a fantastic story. This First Novel Begins With An Imaginative And Ingenious Premise A Physician Trekking Across The Arcturus Glacier In The Canadian Rockies In 1898 Slips And Tumbles Into A Crevasse, Where He Beholds A Winged Human Figure The Rest Of The Book Tells Of Dr Edward Byrne S Efforts To Get To The Bottom Of The Mystery In The Ice Along The Way, He Encounters A Series Of Eccentrics, Each Involved In Their Own Quest The Explorer Freya The Industrialist Trask The Poet Hal And The Slightly Mad Elspeth, Byrne S Lover Told Through Scientific Notes, Journal Entries, Letters, And Dialogue, This Historical Tale Of The Incalculable Encountered In The Mountains Marks A Promising Debut. Alberta at the end of the 19th century Descriptions of glaciers Zero plot Not a terribly engaging read. A pleasant surprise A quiet, thoughtful book that is driven by its mystery I wish it were longer. Read this book for a university English course and must say, it was magic I absolutely loved and so has everyone I recommended it to. I loved having this to read as we journeyed through the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Icefield The idea for this book and the plot that resulted are fascinating Unfortunately, the writing is below par and the changes in characters and time periods is confusing I really like to read about an area that I m visiting, preferably something fictional, as I feel I get the passion of the setting clearly I did love that actual historical figures are woven into this story, and it I read Icefields a couple of years ago and can t honestly remember than a few basic details about the characters and plot But Wharton s writing perfectly matched the sparse, beautiful setting in the I read this book in grade 10 English Honors yeah that s right.I remember the author came to our classroom and we asked him about some of the metaphors our teacher told us about He told us that they weren t intended to be metaphors That s Rating 3.3 5In the end, there isn t really much substance here The premise is boring, and all in all this isn t ordinarily a book that I would even look twice at, but, for Canadian Lit, which I m taking as a mandatory course, I ve had to read it.To its credit, the writing style is tolerable, even though it s written in the post modernist style, which involves a lot of fragmentation in both the sentences and the narrative but, honestly, I don t know how the writer could have made a whole book out of this Word count wise, it probably isn t worth the 270 pages it fills up, and, if shortened on the repetitive and I don t give a shit details about the icefields themselves, it would make a better short story Some things like romance and WWI and character development is thrown in, but most of it feels like an aside, or like a last minute thought, rather than the whole point of the story Because of its connection to Native American narratives which I liked I can u

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