Exquisitely crafted, this short novel is a classic for a very good reason. At the start of the book, it’s mice that succumb to powers they cannot comprehend or prevent. By the end, it’s men.
I felt that this was a novel about power; the power to seduce, the power to intimidate, the power to kill, the power to imagine, the power to dream but ultimately, the power to be merciful.
As I listened to this, I found the interplay between the characters fascinating. I particularly admired the yearning hope that the main characters had to escape their lives. I wanted them to succeed in obtaining that freedom. I guess at least one of them did.
A few miles south of Solidad the Salinas river drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
Every guy got land in his head. They never got none under the hand.
Now what the hell you s’pose is eating them two guys?
RATING:terrible > poor > mediocre > okay > good > very good > excellent > superb
FINISHED:2007 – May