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Der Klang des Schnees This first novel begins with an imaginative and ingenious premise a physician trekking across the Arcturus Glacier in the Canadian Rockies inslips 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 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 anythan I enjoy heat Nonetheless, he made me want to visit glaciers. I don t read outdoorsy books I m muchof a fantasy historical fiction kind of girl That said, I loved Icefields Loved it Wharton did an amazing job It was historical, geological and unsettling. 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 when I realized that writers write and readers find the meaning Especially if you re teaching an Honors class. 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 boo 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 understand why we re studying it for this class, but that doesn t mean I like it overall Literally, just the Native American parts are what I liked, but those are over within the first third or so of the book, with the rest focusing on the white man adventurer protagonist and how obsessed he is with ice.I don t know, maybe some people are into it and like this sort of thing, but for me, I don t even plan on picking it, or anything like it, up ever again unless, of course sighs I have to for school or something

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