Pulled from the River

Pulled from the River

by Jon Chopan
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Pulled from the River 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Mouse8 More than 1 year ago
can't remember the last time I've finished an entire book in under 24 hours. Once I began, I could not stop. Chopan is an author with the skill of storytelling. Not only are the words beautiful, but they are cleverly crafted to make the reader feel every ounce of emotion. The intertwining of the character's personal stories with the backdrop of the City are blended together perfectly, and greatly play off the theme. The dying City, the River, the layoffs...the ebb and tide of the great cities of this country as they crumble under changing times and economy. The snapshot of Rochester portrayed in this book is even more relevant with the recent announcement of the bankruptcy of Kodak, and all it entails. The characters are of a generation that wavers in the purgatory between youth and adulthood, a period that is elongated and painful at times. The thoughts and feelings portrayed in the stories resonate very humanistic fears. The author writes, "My greatest fear is that I will let slip away that which I love most." This passage is the book at its most beautiful. Overall a brilliant debut for Chopan. His keen eye for detail and observation, as well as the portrayal of human emotion, will easily continue to propel him with his craft. I can see a bright future for this author.
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