Pathos Rising

Pathos Rising

by Walter J. Roers


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ISBN-13: 9780878396245
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Walter J. Roers is a life-long resident of the Twin Cities area and graduated from the University of Minnesota. His first novel,The Pact, was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in 2001. He is married and lives with his wife in Bloomington, Minnesota.Pathos Risingis his second novel.

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Pathos Rising 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
proreader47 More than 1 year ago
This is a skillfully told story of love, forgiveness, redemption and our increasing awareness of mortality as we age. This is one of the best novels I've read in the past year. It is the story of a group of older men and how they deal with the very human issues common to all our lives. A great book for generating discussion.
DrSteve2 More than 1 year ago
As a 30 something reading this story as told by an older man, it pants a picture of what could be, in not too many years,  for me.  I feel Roers's views has truth and puts life in perspective that a  ...wiser man gaines from experiene . Well told, clever  writing. It was a fun read.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought this book was thought provoking and a good read. I think all people can relate to it. The writing is excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i found this to be a thoughtful book. explores how retirement might be for a typical upper middle class male. he has his routines, and activities and social connections that keep him busy. he knows he has the good things in life going for him, in most respects, but cant help looking back on his lost youth. it was a believable book, told from a male point of view. i liked it and have recommended it to my husband and my friends
SDGarrett More than 1 year ago
Quietly Powerful Pathos Rising is the story of Hank Blaine, family man, retired teacher and author, whose health crisis forces him to deal with matters of aging and letting go. he has only to look around his circle of friends to see good examples of aging with grace, as well as cautionary tales. The choices he makes will affect his friendships, his marriage and his relationship with his widowed daughter and grandson. As with his previous book, The Pact, Roers' fiction is beautifully written, and so believable, it reads like a memoir. There is much to ponder and to discuss about this meditation on aging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book stimulates thoughts about many aspects of daily living and your feelings about the situations that take place in the book. I was always looking forward to the next step in Hanks life. The author did a very good job of keeping it interesting without too much drama. It is fiction that has a natural flow of ordinary living. I enjoyed the book very much, especially how he wrapped up the ending.
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Loved it:)
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Shallow, self centered main character. Author seems to be infatuated with himself.
Waltersmom More than 1 year ago
Meh. Nothing original. Seems like maybe the author belongs to a coffee club, and has decided to write about it. What he writes is nothing original, or even interesting. A few old men, meeting for lunch... An older man lusting after a younger what. Killing the "bad guy" off in the group by way of lame car accident is probably tidy for the author, but it's so vague. Just WHAT was this author trying to say? No idea.