Really great historical fiction. The ending was slightly disappointing (changing voices) but otherwise I loved it!
It would be really great as an audiobook I think too.
A unique historical novel about the true story of men and boys who were stranded on a remote Scottish island to hunt birds in the 1720's. The writing sucks you in and the vivid and desolate landscape with a hint of "Lord of the Flies" makes you wonder how it all turns out.
Wow, that's quite an impressive story. Such a terrifying ordeal and to have been based on fact, well, it's hard to wrap your head around it. The birds, the stac, the isolation, all of it's so vivid. But all the while the underlying why/what happened screams at you. I was hard pressed to not jump ahead or research on the internet, and I was half dreading the fate of the marooned group, always waiting for the worst to happen. I missed the quiet clues in the beginning, but they're revisited in the end so that it all comes together for the reader. The bird reference was a welcome and handy addition, especially since they are integral to the story. Be sure to catch the author´s enlightening notes at the end. Despite the group's struggle to survive and the inevitable hopelessness and despair, Where the World ends is really a beautiful read.
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