This River Awakens

This River Awakens[PDF / Epub] ✅ This River Awakens ⚣ Steve Rune Lundin – Tbjewellers.co.uk Owen s family moves from the city to the countryside, and the adolescent Owen quickly develops friendships and rivalries When he discovers a corpse in the river, it proves the catalyst for a spirallin Owen s family moves from the city to the countryside, and the adolescent Owen quickly develops friendships and rivalries When he discovers a corpse in the river, it proves the catalyst for a spiralling descent into the darker reaches of the community, and a This River PDF \ stark rites of passage for Owen.

Steven Erikson is the pseudonym of Steve Rune Lundin, a Canadian novelist, who was educated and trained as both an archaeologist and anthropologist His best known work is the on going series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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  • Paperback
  • This River Awakens
  • Steve Rune Lundin
  • English
  • 16 March 2019
  • 0340696370

10 thoughts on “This River Awakens

  1. says:

    Until about halfway through this book, I wasn t sure whether I was going to like it or not It s about a bunch of kids aged about 12 or 13 living in an in between place somewhere between the city and farmlands I lived in such a place when I was that age, so to that extent it felt familiar, but I wasn t aware of the existence of such a bunch of messed up people That doesn t mean that they weren t there in the place where I grew up, just that I wasn t aware of them And I wouldn t have dared to Until about halfway through this book, I wasn t sure whether I was going to like it or not It s about a bunch of kids aged about 12 or 13 living in an in between place somewhere between the city and farmlands I lived in such a place when I was that age, so to that extent it felt familiar, but I wasn t aware of the existence of such a bunch of messed up people That doesn t mean that they weren t there in the place where I grew up, just that I wasn t aware of them And I wouldn t have dared to talk to my teachers the way those kids did The protagonist is one of the kids, Owen Brand, who has just moved to the area and so has to make friends from scratch, and one of the things that is rather confusing is that his viewpoint is in the first person, while the others are in the third person, but when he is just with one other person, and the viewpoint switches, one somtimes loses track of who is talking The messed up people are just about everyone, friends, neighbours, teachers, family members Part of the interest of the story is how Owen learns to cope with this, and how he and his family help to improve things for his girlfiend, who has an abusive father and an abused mother, and has learned to cope with adults by keeping them at arm s length So there are good things to balance out the bad things, and nothing s perfect, but that s true to life too In some ways Owen seems to represent the idea of coinherence of Charles Williams, with people taking on the burdens of others Williams appeared to think that people could or would do this consciously and deliberately, but Owen does it almost unconsciously In the end I liked the book, and liked it a lot Perhaps I ll read it again, because it s the kind of book where there are lots of things you don t see on the first reading, and perhaps not on the second or the third either

  2. says:

    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 ev 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 inways than one art.Full review here

  3. says:

    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.

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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 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

  6. says:

    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 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

  7. says:

    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 .

  8. says:

    Wow.

  9. says:

    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 fi 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

  10. says:

    This book was incredible I picked it up on a whim at the library and I finished it within a day, I couldn t put it down The language and prose is beautiful, the story is dark, depressing and shocking at times but the characters have depth, are believable and I felt so emotionally attached to the lead Owen Brand that when I finished, he stayed in my mind for a long time afterwards I genuinely cared for him and wanted desperately for his relationship with Jennifer to flourish Definitively on This book was incredible I picked it up on a whim at the library and I finished it within a day, I couldn t put it down The language and prose is beautiful, the story is dark, depressing and shocking at times but the characters have depth, are believable and I felt so emotionally attached to the lead Owen Brand that when I finished, he stayed in my mind for a long time afterwards I genuinely cared for him and wanted desperately for his relationship with Jennifer to flourish Definitively one of those books you simply have to buy for your bookshelf

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