Mink River [ Read ] By Brian Doyle – PDF, Kindle eBook & TXT

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  • Mink River
  • Brian Doyle
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  • 16 January 2018
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review Mink River ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook characters ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brian Doyle Brian Doyle ´ 0 free read Ulous logger and a silent doctor rain and pain Irish immigrants and Salish stories mud and laughter There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects a policeman addicted to Puccini a philosophizing crow beer and berries An expedition is mounted a crime committed and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football. I thought this was going to be a bit chaotic but it wasn t It was certainly the best read of 2020 so far Moses the Crow with his mouthy wisdoms and his courage got me going page after page after page and he wasn t the main character at all Mmmmwait perhaps he was after allHe mourned the death of the elderly nun who rescued him and taught him to communicate He adored psalms Sometimes he maneuvered a few new moves while flying just to feel like an eagle or something else that might fancy him Sometimes in flight he would snap at mosuitoes just to experience what is was like to be a swift Most of the time he was uite successfulMoses just knew how to bond a community together He had a bird s eye insight into what was happening in town that humans were not as aware of And remember he could talkThe ambiance of the book with a touch of magic realism and the lyrical prose had me excited again to read a book and really enjoy it This was not only word magic it was also uniue and so refreshing Cedar the mystery man who once came floating into town unconscious and blessed with memory loss got the Department Of Public Works going with his dear friend actually the man who rescued him from drowning He suspected a kind of god complex since he had it in his head that they should fix people instead of doing maintenance on the highways stream beds and storm drains His best friend William Mohan also known as Worried Man married to Maple Head the teacher could not walk down the street or enjoy dinner at his own home when someone s pain came calling in his head Thus it happened that these two gentlemen became known as the town s rescuers Worried Man But we are also prey to what I might call a vast and overwhelming ambition I mean really to preserve history collect stories repair marriages prevent crime augment economic status promote chess manage insect populations run sports leagues isn t that a bit much We even give haircutsIt s not that they can compare themselves with Joan of Arc or less known by her real name Jeanne La Pucelle of Domr my She changed historyPerhaps they couldn t but they sure changed the future for this old fishing and logging village who were cash strapped and prone to that dark room called depression In hard times the less agreeable side tends to rule That s a diplomatic statement Cruelty might be a better choice of word It was no different in this small village Children suffer the mostTwelve year old Daniel Cooney Worried Man s grandson had to figure his nutty family out He had ample time when he had a cycling accident and had to stay in bed for a few weeks His dad was Irish his Irish granddad died building a road that went nowhere his Irish grandmother lived on a hill in Ireland which she refused to leave his granddad from here thinks about time all the time and feels other people s pain in his head his grandmother from here is the strictest teacher in the history of the world his mom Nora real name No Horses can hear wood talk and identify colors by their smells Owen Cooney taped stories for his son Daniel and worked with that talking Crow Moses loves to sit on the old Oregon State University helmet in Owen s workshop which is crammed with automobile parts and assorted related ephemera Owen and Moses were friends since the nun brought him in for repairs years agoThere was the mama bear who loved to read the New York Times at the Department of Public Works and the multitude of other characters introducing humanity to the reader in all our splendor Warts and all The Oregon coast became a multilayered trail of stories and backstories Whether it was voyages or journeys the reader is taken back to the hills of Ireland as well as the wonder mountains of snow somewhere in Oregon where Time might be waiting for Cedar and Worried Man to explain the meaning of life as we know and love it That was a Bucket List wish that only two best friends could understandThe towns folks came together when Daniel had his accident Even the mama bear had her story to fit in Different events in town brought courage and determination out in everyone There was Timmy and Rachel Sara and Michael George Christie and his daughter Cyra Red Hugh O Donell father of Declan Grace Paeder and Niall and Nicholas and his dad The doctor knew the most about everyone even the man in the brown coat and the man who lied in court They were all peripheral characters whose lives became new stories to tell The stories were all changing by the minute all swirling and braiding and weaving and spinning and stitching themselves one to another It is truly a warm often humorous and heartfelt read written with so much compassion and talent for storytelling This is one of those novels that I would love to read again That seldom if ever happensRECOMMENDED

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review Mink River ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook characters ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brian Doyle Brian Doyle ´ 0 free read Field Babies are born A car is cut in half with a saw A river confesses what it's thinking It's the tale of a town written in a distinct and lyrical voice and readers will close the book than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka on the wet coast of Oregon beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the wor. This is a novel unlike any other I ve read before I think even though for awhile I was reminded of Jon McGregor especially pertaining to some stylistic tics eg lists and no uotation marks for dialogue an omniscient viewpoint and at times this view being one of a bird s eye literally at least in this bookA couple of the characters uote William Blake and another reads the Acts of the Apostles some of his thoughts intermingling and in a King James style as he does The language is the thing in this almost prose poem of a novel I m not at all surprised that Doyle writes essays which are at their best when the language sings and that he writes poems seeing here his use of alliteration synonyms rhymes and lists which at one point I thought were going to be too much but the effect that couldn t be achieved otherwise and the flow of the sentences drew me back and kept me there As with poetry the work works best when it can be read as much as possible uninterruptedly So there s lyricism there s natural history there s a sort of magical realism there are Irish and Salish tales and folklore I loved the explanation of the idea of The People There s not much plot nor character development though the characters are interesting and interested me and what there are of those novelistic elements serve the overarching story and themes of this fictional town in Oregon on the coast of the ocean

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review Mink River ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook characters ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brian Doyle Brian Doyle ´ 0 free read Like Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg Ohio Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost love affairs mystery and hilarity bears and tears brawls and boats a garr. I haven t enjoyed a book this much in sooooooo long Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines directly into your ear they are that real Brian Doyle breaks all the good writing rules yet this book is rich and layered and beautiful and profound Riotous and complex Doyle s lush tale compels you to read faster than you d like because you can t stand not knowing just what the heck is going to happen here Every sentence is a tiny jewel you want to roll around on your tongue and slowly savor uirky uniue and delightful the tale of Neawanaka gets under your skin and lives inside you Go read it