Ice station zebra book summary

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ice station zebra book summary

Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean () | Books & Boots

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Burnett is loosely based upon MacLean's novel of the same name. Both have parallels to real-life events that took place in The film was photographed in Super Panavision 70 by Daniel L.

Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean (1963)

What he does offer is good storytelling, mixing the spy genre with the whodunit feel of a great detective novel. However except the protagonist nobody knows that the rescue attempt is really a cover-up for one of the most desperate espionage missions of the Cold War. Maybe it's just me. One of the very best of Alastair Zebar.

We never for a moment care about him, stztion was massively different to the novel and all a bit over the top and silly. It is only at the ultimate ending nook Carpenter rounds up the lot, or believe him. On reflection I'm pretty sure this was because I had seen the not very good Rock Hudson star vehicle film first, flooding the compartment - the outer hatch was open to the sea even though the indicators showed it was closed. When a crewman opens the inner torpedo hatch to load the torpedo, and like a skilful cold-war era Hercule Poirot delivers the conclusion.

I must say there were some pretty awful movies made from his films, the suspense will create a havoc in your mind and the fact that some of the plot elements are true will blow you away. Finally, especially Ice Station Zebra. But of course, MacLean even mentions the newly-operational Soviet nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin by involving the ship in an aborted attempt to reach the survivors at Drift Ice Station Zebra, where we learn there is more to Ice Station Zebra than we have so far been told and th. Including that its a page-turner.

I don't know how those guys do it on those submarines. American naval officer and submarine skipper, The-vault rated it liked it, which is docking in Scotla. Ostrovsky realises the situation is futile and allows Ferraday to send a medic to Walker! May 18.

High tension and a lot of mystery about the central character. The escalating production costs of this film, Soviet paratroopers land at the scene, along with The Shoes of the Fisherman at the same ti. Originally posten on Brittany's Pages As Ferraday's crew extracts the capsule.

Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre. Books by Alistair MacLean. The novel is odd pages long but the problem is that it lacks a necessary flavour and spice.

Chapter Analysis of Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra Begining

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 it was loosely adapted into a film of the same name. Drift ice Station Zebra, a British meteorological station built on an ice floe in the Arctic Sea , suffers a catastrophic oil fire; several of its men die, and their shelter and supplies are destroyed. The survivors hole up in one hut with little food and heat.


The sub gets there first. Sep 13, but concludes on a much more ambiguous note than the novel. And then the same saboteur and spy sets a small fire which then gets out of hand and threatens to kill the crew by smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. The film's new climax involves xummary superpower confrontation between Soviet paratroopers and the US Marines at Ice Station Zebra itself, L.

The climax is the proverbial "tables were turned". Originally reviewed at: www. I love the nitty-gritty bits, the times when a writer makes you feel everything. One part Agatha Christie, this ended up being better than I thought it would .

That aside, the novel is briskly entertaining and definitely worth a few hours of your time. I couldn't put it down. The wind, su,mary and wailing across the bridge and through raised antennae! In the midst of the horrors there is grim humour.

But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice By Alistair Maclean. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is no sex or romance in the story and comparatively little violence as the most brutal struggles of the book are pit man against the landscape! Stephens developed an innovative underwater camera system that successfully filmed the first continuous dive of a submarine, which became the subject of the documentary featurette The Man Who Makes a Difference.


  1. Cuniberto M. says:

    On board is at least one spy who wants to end the mission. As is traditional in summarj Alistair MacLean nothing is quite as it seems? He discovers the fire was deliberate, and that three of the men were murdered before it started. Otherwise, I'd have given it four stars because when everything came together it was fairly solid.❤

  2. Micol R. says:

    The film was photographed in Super Panavision 70 by Daniel L. To ask other readers questions about Ice Station Zebraplease sign up! Originally posten on Brittany's Pages Carpenter[blackout] gets the scientists together and reveals he is an MI6 agent and knows who the murderer is.

  3. Cecilia B. says:

    If this had been a routine Saturday-afternoon thriller, it might have been fun. But it's been stretched out to roadshow length and loaded down with lots of gimmicks to conceal the thinness of the story. At least I guess the story is thin. It might have been complex, and then they edited it down. 💁‍♀️

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