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Nights Below Station Street Paperback – September 1, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Poor angry, alienated to the point of sickness Adele; her mother, lovely, determined Rita, making the best of her marriage to alcoholic Joe--who just may be one of the most perfectly rendered characters I've ever encountered. One cannot help but love and feel for Joe, battling his demons and temptations that all reside within bottles; stammering, powerful Joe with his big body and battered, but still functioning heart; Joe the unlikeliest of heroes.
There is such a cast of characters in this book; they have their hopes and miseries and they all intersect at one point or another as time eases away unnoticed and fate makes itself felt in every way in the hushed, shattering beauty of a blizzard.
David Adams Richards is the consummate observer, translating his visions into quiet, apparently effortless prose; placing people before us in all their flawed splendor so that we might view the human condition and reflect upon our similarities and differences.
My highest recommendation.
If you're looking for a book with action and a story line (i.e. someone goes to war and returns, and so on) this book isn't for you.
Again, this book depicts human struggles in relationships; we find in-depth description about the characters in the novel and some of the things that go on. The structure of the novel is much like a memoir; meaning the story goes back and forth and jumps from "one topic to the other".
Hopefully this thread didn't confuse you and simply made it easier to pick the right book.
I had some trouble getting used to his unique style of writing - David Adams Richards writes as if observing his characters and describing their actions and thoughts as if he's from another land altogether. This was very distracting for me, and tended to take away my flow of reading. On the other hand, it was also challenging, in that it made me think about the characters and what their words and actions meant.
The last 20-30 pages are by far the best of the entire novel and well worth the read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good book, but the Kindle edition is ruined with sloppy proofreading. Much of the punctuation is missing, which makes for a distracting read.Published on September 30, 2011 by Laura P.
Slow going at times, but it wraps up nicely and the reader is feeling as though everything is as it should and always has been.Published on September 7, 2000