Tuesday, July 8, 2014

An Oldie, A Goodie

Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, is classic Americana at its best.  I enjoyed all three stories in this collection.  There is a serenity and simplicity to the stories, but also a subtle complexity to the characters and their internal worlds.  Plus, the back drop of the stories is described in beautiful but not overly flowery language.  And, Maclean is funny too.  All in all, its worth taking a few sunny afternoons and settling into these novels, in which the waters flow smoothly on the surface but rumble with depth just under the surface.

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