Sunday, October 7, 2012

Book Review: The River

This is a delightful novel.

The novel is a story was, supposedly, told to the narrator by an adventurer in a chance encounter at an airport between layovers. As a boy, he lost his father in a sudden accident. His father worked on the Colorado River. After his death the boy goes to live with his mother on a Kansas farm. He settles into local life, and then as a young man goes on a camping vacation with friends to the River. This ignites a journey of discovery.

I enjoyed the novel. It really is a sweeping tale. I see it primarily as a coming of age story, connecting the past to the future. It is also the salvation story of the main character. I became invested in the story.

I’d recommend this novel.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through Net Galley in exchange for my unbiased review.

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