So, you readers are now weighing in with your thoughts about and reactions to Trout Kill. I’m telling everyone I know who reads the book to send me their comments about it. Thank you, Readers! I really appreciate your taking the time to give me feedback. Here’s a sampling of just two. To see more reviews, go to Amazon at this link and scroll down to “Customer Reviews.”
Shirley G., 1/7/13 (Email Review):
“I am on page 100 on my 2nd read of TK. It is like reading an entirely different book. It was such an emotional tug of war the first read because I related to so much of Eddy’s life that I now realize I missed a great deal the first read. This time I am not having to lay the book down to gather my thoughts as often and enjoying it even more than the first read. This may be the only book I have ever read twice. Interesting to me is that I highlighted, dog eared, and underlined so much during my first read that now I find myself going…oh yeah…now I get it. So much more clarity this read. What I like most about Trout Kill is that it forces me to think outside my comfort zone, deal with some personal buried shit and makes me curious about all the characters. Off to the coast where I will finish my Trout Kill read sipping a good bourbon at Jerry’s, my favorite little pub.”
La Diva Loca, 1/17/13 (Amazon Customer Review)
Spoiler alert: it isn’t about killing fish. Which would be legal. However, there are plenty of illegal activities and transgressions in this book and some mightily damaged characters. Just when things seem hopeless, they get even worse. There’s a nice glimmer of humor, though, despite some of the gruesome goings-on. One of my favorite chapters had 2 characters building a rock wall; the rhythm of the prose was beautiful. This is the first book of a trilogy, apparently, and one assumes there will be less angst in the subsequent books. But the angst drove me onward to find out what was going to happen and how these characters were going to become un-stuck. By the end of the book, the glue was just starting to dissolve, hooray! I’ll be curious to see what goes on next for the title characters, and how many more mysteries about their past will be revealed…legal or not!
And you, too, can weigh in with your comments and opinions. Send me a message via the “Contact” Page or go to Amazon at this link.