A wonderful portrait of a small town in the Pacific Northwest US, with a tapestry of its inhabitants; kind and mean and small-minded and philosophical and dying and living and in love with the place and can't wait to get out, and trying to survive after the dying of the fishing and logging industries. Lovely poetic rendering of the green setting overlooking the Pacific. One quibble I had is that the characters spend a lot of time picking and eating salmon berries, and I have always found salmon berries to be incredibly tasteless and not worth the time to pick them.
Delight-full!!! If you love nature and animals. I, too, loved the poetry of the writing."Caradoc" sums it up very nicely!!! I agree wholeheartedly!!! Loved it!
I found it hard to read and a bit boring.
Slow moving at first, but I came to appreciate its poetry, and the pace picks up eventually. It evokes the Oregon coast very well.
poignant, deeply fulfilling read. You want to know these people in real life. a magical place. could be your own hometown.
Rose in PR
Exuberant, richly detailed, brilliantly imagined. If you enjoy poetry and magical realism, this book is for you. Highly recommended!
I am really loving the poetry of this novel, quite unlike anything I've read before. I'm not sure which Doyle loves more - the texture and tumble of words or the place about which he is writing. Either way, this is a rich and satisfying read.
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