[ Pdf This River Awakens Ï yuri PDF ] by Steven Erikson Ï This River Awakens is incredible It s incredibly disturbing, incredibly dark, incredibly atmospheric, and incredibly beautiful It s a raw, visceral coming of age story and absolutely unlike anything I ve ever imagined the author could, or would, write It s a haunting tale that will stick to you like glue once you finish it, though you might have to work a bit for that finish It s worth it squeamish readers beware This River Awakens has its share of problems, and it s definitely not for everyone, but despite its issues, it is fantastic It shows just how versatile Erikson is as an author Ponderous pace be damned, this book is pure art beautifully dark, very challenging in ways than one art.
Full review here If you, like me, are picking up this book because you are in withdrawal of Erikson s Malazan writing probably don t You ll only be confused and resentful by how much it s not that But that doesn t mean it isn t worth reading It starts off slow, and gets sort of horrible around the middle animal abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse but then I realized that I actually couldn t stop reading The characters are all pretty flawed, and as a few people have mentioned I don t think 12 year olds actually act this way I kept waiting to see if the dreams, visions, hallucinations, good and bad trips and outright psychotic breaks would lead to a revelation of anything supernatural, but nothing magical explicitly happens Someone dies although not who you d hope nor expect and even though nothing is really tied up neatly at the end, it still felt like a good conclusion in summary, even though I didn t think I liked this book while I was reading it, somehow at the end I did That was weird.
Wow Having already read so much from Erikson, I felt like I knew what to expect, or at least had some idea This River Awakens was something else entirely, and frankly amazing for an authors first work The writing can be stunning at times, and the story is visceral and real.
I had nearly resigned myself to the fact that I was never going to finish this book I was nearly halfway through and it just wasn t grabbing me I put it down for a week, and came back to it and it was like the book came alive for me I m so glad I decided to finish it This River Awakens is incredible It s incredibly disturbing, incredibly dark, incredibly atmospheric, and incredibly beautiful It s a raw, visceral coming of age story and absolutely unlike anything I ve ever imagined the author could, or would, write It s a haunting tale that will stick to you like glue once you finish it, though you might have to work a bit for that finish It s worth it squeamish readers beware This River Awakens has its share of problems, and it s definitely not for everyone, but despite its issues, it is fantastic It shows just how versatile Erikson is as an author Ponderous pace be damned, this book is pure art beautifully dark, very challenging in ways than one art.
Full review here If you, like me, are picking up this book because you are in withdrawal of Erikson s Malazan writing probably don t You ll only be confused and resentful by how much it s not that But that doesn t mean it isn t worth reading It starts off slow, and gets sort of horrible around the middle animal abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse but then I realized that I actually couldn t stop reading The characters are all pretty flawed, and as a few people have mentioned I don t think 12 year olds actually act this way I kept waiting to see if the dreams, visions, hallucinations, good and bad trips and outright psychotic breaks would lead to a revelation of anything supernatural, but nothing magical explicitly happens Someone dies although not who you d hope nor expect and even though nothing is really tied up neatly at the end, it still felt like a good conclusion in summary, even though I didn t think I liked this book while I was reading it, somehow at the end I did That was weird.
Wow Having already read so much from Erikson, I felt like I knew what to expect, or at least had some idea This River Awakens was something else entirely, and frankly amazing for an authors first work The writing can be stunning at times, and the story is visceral and real.
I had nearly resigned myself to the fact that I was never going to finish this book I was nearly halfway through and it just wasn t grabbing me I put it down for a week, and came back to it and it was like the book came alive for me I m so glad I decided to finish it I actually really enjoyed this having struggled at the start About mid way I started to actually care what happened each character is so flawed from the start they dont ingratiate themselves at all.
First book I ve read in a while that has real themes and accurate portrayals of human frailties and demons.
However much I enjoyed this I hope that Erikson stays with his fantasy writing as I personally enjoy that.
The ability of this author to comprehend and recreate the human condition has always astounded me I m not referring to the human condition in an inspirational, we re all in this together kind of way Rather, he uncomfortably captures what fucks us up, what makes us feel, what makes us choose, what we hide from, etc This book is human dysfunction Not sensationalized not glossed over It s a book that spans a year of melancholy Relationships forged, broken, and inexplicably maintained In typical Erikson style, resolution is of no concern For a first novel, this is nothing short of remarkable It weighs heavily on mind and emotions read this book I think the preview blurb for this book is horrible It does not accurately convey what the book is about.
In The Spring Of , Owen Brand And His Family Move To The Riverside Town Of Middlecross In A Renewed Attempt To Escape Poverty For Twelve Year Old Owen, It S The Opportunity For A New Life And An End To His Family S Isolation And He Quickly Falls In With A Gang Of Three Local Boys And Forms A Strong Bond With Jennifer, The Rebellious Daughter Of A Violent, Alcoholic Father As Summer Brings Release From School, Two Figures Preside Over The Boys Activities Walter Gribbs, A Benign Old Watchman At The Yacht Club, And Hogdson Fisk, A Vindictive Farmer Tormented By His Past Then The Boys Stumble On A Body Washed Up On The Riverbank A Discovery Whose Reverberations Will Result, As The Year Comes Full Circle, In A Cataclysm That Envelops Them All Wow.
A 12 year old boy, recently moved to semi rural Canadian town in 1971, has to find his way around his new surrounds Over the course of a year he finds some friends, a body, some enemies, a girl, and himself in that order , as his story weaves around those of his neighbours and acquaintances both young and old.
This book takes the basic premise of Stand By Me and asks where did these boys come from, and where will they go The result is a dark story full of flawed characters struggling to fit in, or stay in, the world Sounds unappetising, but there are passages of great lyricism here, among the doom and decay, and some very human relationships It takes a while to get to know the characters, but none are beyond redemption well, maybe one is and by the time you re finished you can feel for them and you are left with wanting to revisit them in 10 years to see how they re travelling It feels semi autobiographical, too The main character spends much of his time reading up on myth and legend and conjuring stories of dragons and wizards, which is of course what Erikson did after he penned this one Rated R for strong language, violence, frequent drug use, sex scenes 4 5 Well written but too dark for my tastes.



The ability of this author to comprehend and recreate the human condition has always astounded me I m not referring to the human condition in an inspirational, we re all in this together kind of way Rather, he uncomfortably captures what fucks us up, what makes us feel, what makes us choose, what we hide from, etc This book is human dysfunction Not sensationalized not glossed over It s a book that spans a year of melancholy Relationships forged, broken, and inexplicably maintained In typical Erikson style, resolution is of no concern For a first novel, this is nothing short of remarkable It weighs heavily on mind and emotions read this book I think the preview blurb for this book is horrible It does not accurately convey what the book is about.
I actually really enjoyed this having struggled at the start About mid way I started to actually care what happened each character is so flawed from the start they dont ingratiate themselves at all.
First book I ve read in a while that has real themes and accurate portrayals of human frailties and demons.
However much I enjoyed this I hope that Erikson stays with his fantasy writing as I personally enjoy that.
Wow.
A 12 year old boy, recently moved to semi rural Canadian town in 1971, has to find his way around his new surrounds Over the course of a year he finds some friends, a body, some enemies, a girl, and himself in that order , as his story weaves around those of his neighbours and acquaintances both young and old.
This book takes the basic premise of Stand By Me and asks where did these boys come from, and where will they go The result is a dark story full of flawed characters struggling to fit in, or stay in, the world Sounds unappetising, but there are passages of great lyricism here, among the doom and decay, and some very human relationships It takes a while to get to know the characters, but none are beyond redemption well, maybe one is and by the time you re finished you can feel for them and you are left with wanting to revisit them in 10 years to see how they re travelling It feels semi autobiographical, too The main character spends much of his time reading up on myth and legend and conjuring stories of dragons and wizards, which is of course what Erikson did after he penned this one Rated R for strong language, violence, frequent drug use, sex scenes 4 5 Well written but too dark for my tastes.