The Curiosity by Stephen Kiernan

ISBN 978-1-84854-876-3

I’ve often wondered what it would be like for someone from the past to suddenly find themselves in our time. Much would depend on when, and from what environment they came.

This book has a US Massachusetts judge called Jeremiah, who fell overboard in 1906 into freezing sea, and who quickly became part of an iceberg, being unfrozen by a group of scientists, including the heroine Kate Philo. Its a very human kind of love story. The author is gentle and empathetic when dealing with (most) of his characters, and the theme is dealt with intelligently. Kiernan is very good at clearly describing scenes and situations, as well as different personalities. It’s very much a book about people and their relationships, but also remains remains an enjoyable page-turner.

I highly recommended it.

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