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This story was really really interesting and the book was hard to put down. I read in over two days just because I needed to know what happened next, even though I already was aware of the final outcome of the voyage. I can't imagine going through anything that any of these men had to endure. And they way the handled the whole ordeal was just amazing. They were fortunate though in that they had planned to be out for at least a year so food, tents, dogs and most other supplies were not an issue at first. I have a strong interest in Antarctica and knew about Endurance because we
When The Night Comes has clearly had a lot of time and love invested in its making. Favel Parrett has travelled to Antarctica, Macquarie Island and Heard Island. She has researched the history of Australia’s Antarctic ships and interviewed many who had sailed on them. It is clear that Favel Parrett is passionate. It’s sad, then, that this passion has produced a rather lacklustre novel. It is never clear exactly what the focus is. At first, we have a series of first person narratives told by Isla, a young girl who has moved with her mother and brother to Tasmania when her mother’s marriage bre