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by Alistair Maclean

  • ISBN: 0753160536
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Alistair Maclean
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books (February 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • FB2 size: 1824 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 498
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Drift Ice Station Zebra, which was established only in the late summer of this year, is at present in an estimated position of 85° 40' N. 21° 30' . which is only about three hundred miles from the North Pole.

Drift Ice Station Zebra, which was established only in the late summer of this year, is at present in an estimated position of 85° 40' N. Its position cannot be known with certainty because of the clockwise drift of the polar ice-pack.

Ice Station Zebra is as chilly as its Arctic setting. I found it tense and exciting, even if the characters were never well defined. Maclean's fans will find familar reading. A cool central protagonist embarks on a desparate mission, beset by a host of vague characters, not all of whom are trustworthy. With aspects of Arctic survival stories and Hollywood submarine movies, Ice Station Zebra, is more whodunnit than cold war spy novel, but a good read just the same. One person found this helpful.

Ice Station Zebra is a 1963 thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It marked a return to MacLean's classic Arctic setting. After completing this novel, whose plot line parallels real-life events during the Cold War, MacLean retired from writing for three years. In 1968 it was loosely adapted into a film of the same name

Ice Station Zebra book. Alistair MacLean never fails to deliver with his novels.

Ice Station Zebra book. Under the Polar Ice-Cap The atomic submarine 'Dolphin' ha. . And I have had other MacLean books sitting under my bed waiting to be read. This story didn’t disappoint. It was non stop action all the way through. And part of me kept thinking about the Jules Verne book I had recently read. Even though this story was written in the 1960’s, it is not dated at all.

The Dolphin, pride of America’s nuclear fleet, is the only submarine capable of attempting the rescue of a British meteorological team trapped on the polar ice cap.

Author: Alistair MacLean. Publication date: 1963. The Dolphin, pride of America’s nuclear fleet, is the only submarine capable of attempting the rescue of a British meteorological team trapped on the polar ice cap. The officers of the Dolphin know well the hazards of such an assignment

Кино по мотивам романа Алистера Маклина в жанре, как бы сейчас выразились, технотриллер - про шпионов, сверхсекретные технические устройства, атомные подлодки, упавшие спутники, хитрые интриги разведок и тайные операции не менее тайных воинских.

Кино по мотивам романа Алистера Маклина в жанре, как бы сейчас выразились, технотриллер - про шпионов, сверхсекретные технические устройства, атомные подлодки, упавшие спутники, хитрые интриги разведок и тайные операции не менее тайных воинских подразделений. Местом действия тут вновь.

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Besides, Dr. Carpenter wants a full report. I was the first out of the main bunkhouse after Captain Folsom. As Hewson said, we tried the extinguisher on Major Halliwell's hut. I was the first out of the main bunkhouse after Captain Folsom he beginning, but we had to do it-after all, we knew there were four men trapped in there. But, like I say, it was a waste of time. Captain Folsom shouted that he was going to get another extinguisher and told me to see how things were in the radio room


Reviews about Ice Station Zebra (7):
Fani
I fell in love with MacLean's books when I was about 9, and this is one of my all-time faves of his. The settings --in the sub and at the Arctic camp-- provide a tight, suspenseful framework for the story, which is itself tight & suspenseful; this is MacLean at his best. I think his most effective books are in nearly claustrophobic settings --this, the ship in "HMS Ulysses" (my vote for #1), the eponymous Bear Island, the harsh sea & barren islands in "When Eight Bells Toll."

As is often the case in MacLean's work, the protagonist is more than he appears, and is a person dealing with a deep, personal pain. The captain and crew of the sub are likeable, 3-D characters. It's been so many decades since I first read this I really am no judge of how likely it is that a new reader will be able to figure out who the bad guy(s) is/are, but I think MacLean does a good job of concealing his/their identity/identities without cheating. The fire under the ice is one of the more exciting, truly knuckle-biting episodes in fiction. And as always, MacLean sprinkles bits of wry humor throughout.
IWAS
I read a lot of Maclean as a kid in the 60s; in fact, he's probably the first adult author I ever read. This story stands up fairly well to my childhood memories (some others, such as Where Eagles Dare, don't stand up as well). Maclean will never be mistaken for an author of high literature, and there are some quirks and cliches in his style, but overall this is a readable, enjoyable yarn. The story is a bit chaotic at times but it never bogs down, that's for sure; things keep happening at a snappy pace. I thought the villain was telegraphed early on, but your mileage may vary.

For those who have seen the movie, there are some pretty serious divergences in the story. Plus the movie started out fantastic in my opinion, and then devolved into Star Trek phony-rubber-set style silliness at the end. Which I guess has another kind of charm.
Xlisiahal
This is a story set at the height of the Cold War and it still works wonderfully. MacLean, while short on fleshing out characters, is exceptional at action and moving the story along at a brisk pace. Throughout this novel, even though I had an idea of what was going to happen, and even guessed some of the mysteries (don't want to spoil it for others), I enjoyed it immensely. This is not a by the numbers espionage novel, where the big 'reveals' are the only payoffs.
The story centers around a station set up in the Arctic, where a meteorological station has been established, but is in trouble and is sending out SOS and so the US sends a nuclear submarine under the ice to rescue them. Along the way, there is sabotage, harrowing fascinating moments of finding a place to break through the ice and pure adventure. I loved this part of the novel, when they were trying to find the drifting station.
There are surprises and of course there are people who aren't what they appear, aka spies, which drives the final half of the novel to a very satisfying conclusion. Particularly frightening was a fire on the sub.
I studied on a sub so I found it to be very realistic and innovative. MacLean clearly did his homework.
Highly recommended!
Walianirv
MacLean's books may occasionally require the suspending of disbelief, as he explores the limits of human endurance, both mental and physical. On one hand, you may find some events unrealistic, but on the other hand, you may be more inclined to test your own limits. Stories like this can be inspiring, if you still have some fight left in you.

MacLean's stories are easy to imagine as movies. I'm aware that some have been made into movies, but the very person who recommended MacLean to me has been advised against watching them.

Don't read the back of the book; it's a bit of a spoiler.
heart of sky
An old book, no longer in publication. Not as complex as I had hoped. I expected a geo-political thriller but that is not what this is. It is merely an adventure story similar to the Shackleton story. Only this is a novel. And it takes place in the 50's and has a submarine and a cold war listening station in it. Not as good as I expected but readable.
Xurad
There are so many "Oh, I loved the book so much more than the movie!" reviews everywhere. This is not one of them.

I happened to like the movie more than the book. While the character development is more complex, the characters are more numerous, and the story is very good, the development is so slow it's almost hard to read. I thought the changes for the sake of the movie were actually done well, and in good taste.
invasion
One of my all time favorite books. Secrets within secrets, can you solve the mystery? All the clues are there. Even today, it holds up well, and compares favorably to the best modern thrillers.
Fast paced and interesting, and very hard to put down. I know that the science and the engineering are outdated, but that's okay. It takes place in the past. But, the story is gripping and entertaining. I enjoyed it very much.

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