Friday, August 8, 2014
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
The story sounds intriguing and in fact I found myself interested in this book right at the beginning. But the more I read the more angry I found myself at the artsy-ness of it all. It reads - to me - like one of those things that is meant to sound deep and that people are inclined to praise because it's obvious that it must have some deep meaning. Or maybe I just didn't get it. Or maybe, like other things I've watched and read recently that I've disliked, it's just sort of hope-less and I don't like that. But when I finished the book my first reaction was "Huh?" and then "Ugh."