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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

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Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

sswanso4, May 15, 2011

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez enlightens readers about the history, geography and the adventure that is the northern part of the earth, the Arctic. Prior to writing this book, Lopez travelled around all the different regions of the Northern Canadian Arctic for five years as a field biologist, exploring the habitat and nature that the Arctic has to offer.
Arctic Dreams was incredibly well written. The words that Barry Lopez chose to use, makes the reading flow beautifully. Every chapter is described down to the smallest detail, allowing the reader to feel as if they were actually in the Arctic, experiencing the events that Lopez narrates. However, the book is filled with so much data and information that is seems as if one is reading a text book. If it weren’t for the author’s ability to blend words and phrases into such bliss, I would have mistaken parts of the novel to be a text book. I did, however, like that Lopez was able to mix some history into the book. It took away the feeling of reading a science text book and gave the novel more depth, allowing readers to understand the area of the Arctic better.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is even slightly interested in the Arctic and what it has to offer. It is very interesting and extremely well written; however, some parts can be a bit slow to read. Also, the book is very long and at parts seemed repetitive. All-in-all, Barry Lopez did a wonderful job of researching prior to writing the novel and did an even better job of explaining his experiences and putting them into unique words.
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Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

sswanso4, May 15, 2011

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez enlightens readers about the history, geography and the adventure that is the northern part of the earth, the Arctic. Prior to writing this book, Lopez travelled around all the different regions of the Northern Canadian Arctic for five years as a field biologist, exploring the habitat and nature that the Arctic has to offer.
Arctic Dreams was incredibly well written. The words that Barry Lopez chose to use, makes the reading flow beautifully. Every chapter is described down to the smallest detail, allowing the reader to feel as if they were actually in the Arctic, experiencing the events that Lopez narrates. However, the book is filled with so much data and information that is seems as if one is reading a text book. If it weren’t for the author’s ability to blend words and phrases into such bliss, I would have mistaken parts of the novel to be a text book. I did, however, like that Lopez was able to mix some history into the book. It took away the feeling of reading a science text book and gave the novel more depth, allowing readers to understand the area of the Arctic better.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is even slightly interested in the Arctic and what it has to offer. It is very interesting and extremely well written; however, some parts can be a bit slow to read. Also, the book is very long and at parts seemed repetitive. All-in-all, Barry Lopez did a wonderful job of researching prior to writing the novel and did an even better job of explaining his experiences and putting them into unique words.
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