Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

Review: The Shipping News
E. Annie Proulx
Charles Scribner’s Sons

Product DetailsProulx can write!!  At least as far as this book goes.  I've seen a few reviews that mentioned this one as a bunch of nowhere nobodies doing nothing essentially.  They are welcome to their opinions, but I couldn't disagree with them more strongly.  Those nobodies from nowhere have stories, lives, and are doing plenty that amounts to really living.  All the while the undertow constantly pulls against them.  Character development is the strongest I have read.  There's a touch of the mysterious all the way, and always a bit of suspense and uncertainty.    Always the feeling that more is being said than is being said.  Gives the reader the urge to think about this book and that, to me at least, makes this one to recommend to you.

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