➾ Shiver Free ➵ Author Nikki Gemmell – Marjoriejane.co.uk


  • Unknown Binding
  • 15 pages
  • Shiver
  • Nikki Gemmell
  • English
  • 21 March 2017
  • 009183449X

10 thoughts on “Shiver

  1. says:

    Another book read in a day for me, and one of my favourites of this year too Snuck in nicely This author writes of this theme often, a woman s needs, her searching and wanting to be fulfilled Nikki Gemmell s writing style is captivating and lyrical, and I was carried away with it.A young journalist embarks on an Antarctic voyage, and we see how she falls in love and with the haunting beauty of the ice She loves and hates this as her romance blossoms, as it ebs and flows.I think this is a sens Another book read in a day for me, and one of my favourites of this year too Snuck in nicely This author writes of this theme often, a woman s needs, her searching and wanting to be fulfilled Nikki Gemmell s writing style is captivating and lyrical, and I was carried away with it.A young journalist embarks on an Antarctic voyage, and we see how she falls in love and with the haunting beauty of the ice She loves and hates this as her romance blossoms, as it ebs and flows.I think this is a sensational book, the author s debut I m impressed I did not love the last page or two, but this is small change, it doesn t sway my 5 star assessment.of a snowflake, of a dead man, of doctor s fingers on my inner thigh, of a tongue on my eye I loved being s...


  2. says:

    This book has been gathering dust on my bookshelf for years and now that I ve finally read it, it has been a wonderful surprise Nikki Gemmell writes beautifully her description of the voyage to Antarctica and the continent itself transports the reader and it is the next best thin...


  3. says:

    I sorta enjoyed it, but the story was simple and unappealing view spoiler She is a journalist who goes to Antarctica, gets harassed by most of the men while on the voyage, falls in love with one of them, tragedy strikes and she rediscovers her dream, and she may be pregnant hide spoiler an...


  4. says:

    I read this book because I read every book about Antarctica I also read it because I was worried my own novel in progress would sound like it had been cribbed from Gemmell s work I was worried her words would sound better.They don t I am just going to be a douche here and say that I am relieved to find that Gemmell s work is not up to the high standards I set for myself I am evenrelieved that our stories are dissimilar enough that mine doesn t sound...


  5. says:

    A talented author with a gift for creating the highly charged atmosphere that I remember living in when I was in my twenties.


  6. says:

    The first book I read by Australian author Nikki Gemmell was The Bride Stripped Bare I fell in love with the way she wrote and so I found myself looking for other novels by her Shiver is her first novel and it s worthy of praise I can catalogue Antarctica by touch.The touch of air sucked dry on my cheek, the fur of a day old seal pup, the touch of an iceberg, a blizzard, a lover, the touch of sweat at minus twenty three, of a camera stuck to the skin on my face, of cold like glass cutting int The first...


  7. says:

    I picked up this book as a chance to return to Antarctica I was curious to see how an author would write about this indescribable place, as my fellow travelers and I came back speechless It s difficult to explain the draw of the White Continent or how it affects you while you re there.The truth is that Gemmell doesn t really describe what it s like in Antarctica She does a fantastic job of explaining the excitement of setting off on the adventure and the long days spent in the close confines I picked up this book as a chance to return to Antarctica I was curious to see how an author would write about this indescribable place, as my fellow travelers and I came back speechless It s difficult to explain the draw of the White Continent or how it affects you while you re there.The truth is that Gemmell doesn t really describe what it s like in Antarctica She does a fantastic job of explaining the excitement of setting off on the adventure and the long days spent in the close confines of the ship She paints wonderfully the archetypal characters who make the journey However, I was not surprised to find thatthan half the book involves ...


  8. says:

    This was my choice for our Book Club I knew that Nikki s style of writing would stir the pot and it did I thought her writing was fantastic very economical with words and the words chosen pack a punch A journey by ship to the Antartica ...


  9. says:

    Young female journo goes to Antarctica they call them JAFOs there just another f ing journalist to interview various staff and file reports She getsinvolved than she expected and the story flows easily and well I greatly enjoyed it, in spite of the realistic descriptions of the howling cold.


  10. says:

    I m surprised at how many people gave this book 4 or 5 stars first book I have read by Nikki Gemmell and can t say that I m a fan To me, the book was all about nothing.nothing plot, nothing characters, nothing, nothing, nothing.thankfully it was a very short book so filled in time reading it


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Shiver characters Shiver , audiobook Shiver , files book Shiver , today Shiver , Shiver 5773d I Can Catalogue Antarctica By Touch The Touch Of Air Sucked Dry On My Cheek, The Fur Of A Day Old Seal Pup, The Touch Of An Iceberg, A Blizzard, A Lover, The Touch Of Sweat At Minus Twenty Three, Of A Camera Stuck To The Skin On My Face, Of Cold Like Glass Cutting Into My Skin, Of A Snowflake, Of A Dead Man, Of A Doctor S Fingers On My Inner Thigh, Of A Tongue On My Eye Shiver Is Nikki Gemmell S First Novel It Is The Story Of Fin, A Young Woman Who Gets The Chance Of A Lifetime To Go To Antarctica Surrounded By The Cruel Beauty Of The Last Great Wilderness On Earth, She Finds Herself Transfixed By The Power Of The Land Travelling And Living With A Close Knit And Idiosyncratic Team, Fin Learns The Rules And Taboos Of Community Life In Antarctica, And Then Promptly Breaks The Strictest Taboo Of All She Falls In Love The Consequences Are Shattering Lyrical, Haunting And Sometimes Painfully Moving, Shiver Is A First Novel Of Great Power And Beauty.


About the Author: Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell has written four novels, Shiver, Cleave, Lovesong, The Bride Stripped Bare and The Book Of Rapture, and one non fiction book, Pleasure An Almanac for the Heart Her work has been internationally critically acclaimed and translated into many languages.In France she s been described as a female Jack Kerouac, in Australia as one of the most original and engaging authors of her generati Nikki Gemmell has written four novels, Shiver, Cleave, Lovesong, The Bride Stripped Bare and The Book Of Rapture, and one non fiction book, Pleasure An Almanac for the Heart Her work has been internationally critically acclaimed and translated into many languages.In France she s been described as a female Jack Kerouac, in Australia as one of the most original and engaging authors of her generation and in the US as one of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time.The French literary review Lire has included her in a list of what it calls the fifty most important writers in the world the ones it believes will have a significant influence on the literature of the 21st century The criteria for selection included a very individual voice and unmistakeable style, as well as an original choice of subject Nikki Gemmell was selected along with such novelists as Rick Moody, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Froer, Rohinton Mistry, Tim Winton, Colum McCann, Michel Faber and Hari Kunzru among others.Born in Wollongong, Australia, she now lives in London