The Shores We Walk Kindle Edition
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|Kindle, November 29, 2011||
|Length: 169 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
Henry Miller's work comes to mind as a comparison, but where Miller's work is full of ego and conspicuous demonstrations of intellect, Mr. Rheaume's book conveys true humility. Miller touts his faults and sins like badges, as if to shock us or make us envious. Rheaume simply opens the door to his musty cellar of faults simply to show they're there, and that he has nothing to hide. There are no flashing lights or carnival music making a big deal of the dark side of his humanity. The drugs, extra-terrestrials, death and ghosts in this book are simply part of his life as he makes his way to clean Light.
Like Miller, Mr. Rheaume displays a knack for knocking one down with lines of unexpected insight about life that seem to come out of nowhere, and which causes one to want more:
"Throughout life there are only a few significant days that provide purpose enough to make all the others worthwhile...."
"Some of my favorite people in the world were there with me, but I can't ascertain that those relationships would have bloomed and wilted as they did without the prominent factor, addiction. They say not to stare into an eclipse because it can cause blindness, but how could one ever witness the magnificence without looking with one's very own eyes. The precious moments of life cannot be neglected simply to avoid risk."
This book is full of darkness. But it is never depressing. The author has an eye for beauty, even in the midst of death and garbage, and it hints of hope. It hints of sunshine. It is inspiring.
"He always has to be so cynical.Read more ›
It did not matter who was writing in first person and who was trying to put the whole story together, who the living was and who the departed.
Yes, the shores we walk can also be walked by Bantam chickens without leaving their mark.
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