“Ends not with a “BOO” but a whimper”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
1937 and Jack, Gus and Algy set out on a scientific expedition to Svalbard. Against the advice of their guide, they set up camp at an abandoned trapping station at Gruhuken and wait for the sun to set for the long winter night. But something else has been waiting for the dark of the night.
I’m not normally one for ghost stories but this one came recommended so I gave it a go. It is very well written, in the form of Jack’s journal and it reads easily. The story seems like a fairly conventional “cabin in the woods” “24 hours of darkness” affair, nothing too complex or demanding. The early chapters build slowly as the characters set off on their adventure, settle down at the camp and watch the sun go down and there are some nice descriptive passages that convey the stark beauty and brooding menace of the landsacpe.