On the day Dr. Ray Klein wins his parole, the disciplinary perfection of Green River Penitentiary in Texas is torn apart by riot - more a tribal war - of unimaginable ferocity. As the inmates take over, the River sucks all inside further toward the abyss. Klein must choose. He must either claim his freedom and abandon his friends and the woman he loves to die, or he must risk all and fight.
"Green River Rising" is a thriller that grabs you at the outset and imprisons you in the iron grip of its headlong plot until the final page. It is also an intelligent, literate, philosophical novel about choice, courage, and love - the dark, violent, sexy story of one man's moral choices in the amoral maelstrom.
|Publisher:||Arrow Books, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)|
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"A stunner - and maybe the greatest novel ever....A superbly contained trip to hell."
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In a nutshell, this is a story about the best and the worst of the human condition; humanity laid bare within the constraints of a terrible place in such a way as you will never forget. After reading Tim Willocks' 'The Religion', I knew that he is a gifted writer but that you had to be prepared to be intensely and shockingly enthralled to the nth degree. After putting it off for a year or so I decided to read 'Green River Rising'. I was immediately drawn into a place and time totally unlike any experience I had ever been exposed to. This is a story about prison life, probably as gritty and hopeless as anything I had ever read, but the storyline and the authors excellent skill with prose will not allow you to turn away. I have been an avid reader for over 40 years and I can honestly say this book is in the Top Ten on my memorable books list. You may not find this story entertaining but you will find it illuminating! Be prepared.
An absolute must for any person who is able to read. A true masterpiece. A treasure in its own. An eye opener.