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Like King, Crouch writes about real people in extraordinary situations, but more like McCarthy, his prose can be beautiful, poignant and even sublime. Make no mistake, this is a thriller, but there are some scenes in this book so scary you may just check the locks on your doors. This book starts off at a "run" and it just doesn't stop. I stayed up late into the night reading faster and faster to find out what was going to happen to this immediately sympathetic and potentially doomed family of four.
Crouch's characters are very human and very real, and he masterfully weaves often grave and contemplative themes with breathless action. There is deep meaning here, but you don't have time to stop and think about the weight of it until the very last page of the book. Crouch takes you on a ride you just can't get off, and you don't want to - you have to find out what's going to happen!
I was completely swept into the story and found myself at turns terrified, touched and exhilarated along with the Colclough family. Just when you think it can't get any worse...it does. And then it does again. And then... oh then. I can't tell you anymore. What are you waiting for? Buy this book and read it! Now! You have no idea the thrill ride you're missing!
RUN however takes Blake's storytelling to another level completely. Like before he managed me to care for the main characters, and like before he doesn't pull punches. The difference this time is that while the ensuing mayhem is all encompassing, the affects of that mayhem focus primarily on a family of four. While reading I quickly became part of that family, ran with them on their search for safety, cheered when they found shelter, was shocked when things turned from bad to worse, and was deeply moved by the outcome.
DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS were my favorite novels written by Crouch so far, in part because they introduced me to him. But RUN has achieved what I thought impossible. It is now top of my list, and like DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS I expect to read RUN numerous times... Highest recommendation!
Crouch puts his characters through a barrage of tests, offering them just enough rewards and peace to set up their next challenge. They face gunmen, dogs, starvation, freezing to death, and sometimes each other, as they struggle to find a path to survival and hope for a future. He creates fantastic visuals that capture the sheer beauty of nature, and also the horrific impact made as the packs of killers slice their way through these pictures. He offers description that can only come from a person with knowledge of these cities and mountains. He accomplishes this without being too wordy and distracting from the action and emotion of the scenes.
Crouch paints scenery just as easily as he paints agony. He has a fantastic talent for connecting readers with the pain of his characters, good and bad alike. Run accelerates like an avalanche; building slowly at first, then overwhelming readers once it gains momentum. The book offers a good "slow burn" for a while, but continues to amplify in intensity and action. Run begins with Jack's struggle as an estranged husband and a challenged father. His everyday concerns become trivial. Sports scores and celebrity news are long gone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From the first few pages your heart is racing until you finish the story. Warning do not read this story if it's bedtime! Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Sandra
It was very good but it sure seemed to end suddenly and I never really understood what the event was that started it in the first place.Published 12 days ago by Cynthia Monson
Great novel. Keeps you on your feet and makes you not want to stop reading. Scary to think about survival and what you would and wouldnt do.Published 12 days ago
Another incredible novel by this author, I truly believe he's genius. I've read 4 of his novels now, all unique, all excellent. I highly recommend this and all his work.Published 13 days ago by Lisa C Tredwin
This is the kind of book where the protagonists are placed in dozens of scenarios which they seem to miraculously survive..although maybe not through to the end..no spoiler here. Read morePublished 19 days ago by girlfriend 11
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!! The best book I have read this year. I lent it to 3 family members to read and they all love it too. From page 1 you are on the edge of your seat. Read morePublished 23 days ago by AllenL1971
A neo-dystopian survival story would probably be the best way to characterize this work by noted Wayward Pines author Blake Crouch. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Thomas Moody
crouch draws you into this family's harrowing experiences as they face one dramatic challenge after another. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer