Not completely discouraged I will do my best to find another copy of this novel as soon as I can This version will just need to be zapped back into cyberspace somewhere This was an incredible story It was based on a true incident reported in a Letter to the Editor in an Oregon newspaper in 1853 The occurrence Dem Nordpol am nächsten has been turned into a novel The facts are given in the author s Acknowledgements I really liked this book even though survival stories are a bit unusual for me In 1852 four Swedes indentured to the Russian American Company based in New Archangel Russian America Sitka Alaska decide to escape New Archangel and the brutal treatment they receive at theands of their overseers Melander their leader bitterly terms all the Scandinavians and Finns working there as the Russians ornless oxen During a six month period the Swedes steal a native Tlingit Russians call the tribe Kolosh canoe and anything else necessary for their trip to their final destination Astoria Oregon Territory Astoria is near the mouth of the Columbia River They finally leave at dusk by subterfuge on Russian Christmas night1853 figuring the Russians will be too busy celebrating to notice They make their way down the Pacific coast The novel is nonstop excitement and twists and turns Russians and Kolosh #chase them for awhile until the Russians give up then the men face ostile Indians storms rocks and #them for awhile until the Russians give up then the men face The Site Book hostile Indians storms rocks and tount and fish while trying to avoid unfriendly tribes Some of the men The Devils Possession have never paddled before After the maps theyave stolen prove inadeuate they uarrel violently They Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, have to travel blind in the midst of severe winter weather and angry seas The writing was very sparse and stark I got a good sense of the travails and interactions of the men andow they faced everything The novel was very evocative of the time and setting As the journey progressed I kept referring to the map of that coastline area in the book Very Vrolok highly recommended Over the years I ve throughly enjoyed Ivan Doig s books set in Montana finding them engrossing and comfortable A departure for me this book exhibits the exceptional versatility of the masterful writer Ivan Doig truly is This story comes alive through fully fleshed out charactersuman and natural interactions and especially the uncompromising narrative and dialogue composition all pulling the reader into the times place and characters of the storyThe book blurb 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] hardly does justice to the story The storyline one might say is as straightforward as a travelogue but surprising in its brilliant plotting A brief foreboding in the opening chapter propels the reader through the story setup and deep into the tempest of the journey seeking a revealing and possible conseuences It s essentially a story about the courage and frailty of lifeAs a reader this is a story that will truly transport you If you are a writer andaven t read this story to improve your craft tsk tsk Masterfully written man against man man against sea man against self a classic novel based in "part on a factual event Navigating The Sea Runners though can be slow going and tedious The language is appropriately "on a factual event Navigating The Sea Runners though can be slow going and tedious The language is appropriately period specific and culturally steeped with subjectverb reversals therefore it takes a bit of patience adapting and melding with the Sven euphemisms and Doig s syncopated rhythm However patience is a virtue The thousand mile against all odds coastal paddled canoe journey fraught with numerous mental and physical challenges is worth the challenge If this coast was other we d maybe be The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name hiking out More my journey that dave been lead me with a mealsack over my Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped head into any wood and straight out I d find my way Toss one foot in front of another you know you get somewhere But water can t keep a fix on water Only keep after it stroke and stroke and stroke Sober anyone that gray endless seam of sea and sky Four challenge adventure navigational stars And though this isn t a leisurely read for casual enjoyment The Sea Runner is a worthy selection for those who enjoy literary works with serious breadth and depth. And exhaustion and to endure their own doubt and distrust Based on an actual incident in 1853 The Sea Runners is a spare and awe inspiring tale of theuman uest for freedom.Th plot and characters are fine but it is the the descriptions the imagery swept me away Roughly alfway through the book and the journey tragedy strikes "AND FROM THIS POINT THE WRITING "from this point the writing up a notch or two and continues improving With the careful use of a single word Mr Doig can evoke marvellous images as e does immediately after that tragedy where they try to unbelieve what Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 hadappened and one of the men who stepped first out of the silence There are examples on almost every page It s worthwhile reading the novel with care rather than skim reading Mr Doig also inserts brief bits and bobs of The Dolce Diet history from time to time Here are a few non spoiler extracts Crone mountains these now Old bleak places gray scarved above the green shore p171Thus the author compares the canoeists and their struggle against the elements at one particular point Perhaps bring to thought that trick done with apple and knife the fruit to be peeled in one stopless cutting down and down the pare of skin coiling from the blade s glide the red white red white spiral stair ever likely to snap away but yet is it for each shaving of coil twirls a bond with all the others theelix Brave Enough holding itself together spin on spin by creational grace p181In a beautiful description of the coming spring too long to uote in full Out of their winter rust ferns unroll green And further on in that passage Geese and ducks and whistling swans write first strokes of their calligraphy of their flight northward p202 There are also magnificent descriptions of birds etc elsewhere in the novel No knowing what s prowling inis Spunk head but at least it s not jumping outis mouth p212 The author Ivan Doig The Kafka of 238th Street holds a PhD inistory from the University of Washington He The Letters to the Thessalonians has written several novels and is a recipient of the Wallace Stegner Award Loosely based on actual events Ivan Doig s The Sea Runners is an story of culture adventure and survival Four Scandinavian men escape their indentured servitude to a Russian trading company in New Archangel what is now Sitka in Southeast Alaska andead off in a stolen Native Alaskan canoe for Astoria OregonDoig s descriptions of the Southeast Alaskan landscape the ocean the rocky beaches and cliff the dense forests and most notably the weather are very evocative His dialogue is similarly intriguing I found myself chuckling at the witty though not unrealistic exchanges between the escapees I also appreciated Doig s descriptions of is characters thoughts He judiciously gives the reader enough to know ow a character is feeling and what Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, he is thinking but no And the pace of the book is fantastic I never wanted to put it downOverall I wouldighly recommend this novel I decided to read this book based on Marita s review of it She made it seem like an adventure I would enjoy and I did enjoy it Having said that I should add that if you want a review of the story Marita s review is the place to start I shall be giving only a few personal thoughts Four men setting out from an island in the Alaskan Panhandle in winter is obviously an adventure story In this case what kind of adventure is to some degree left to the mind of the reader It is a great credit to the author Ivan Doig that Ivory (The Ivory Saga he is able to describe both the menace and the beauty in the setting and the resilience and the weakness in the characters in such a way as to take the reader into different places of the mind at different times The threat is always around the next island but then so is the possibility that nature will bring on something like a religious experience If Iad read t Well dagnabbit I was so much looking forward to reading this Unfortunately the eBook that I was reading is riddled with errors and it is just too difficult translating them all I feel sorry for people whose first language isn t English because even though mine is this was just too difficult The word and becomes arid many times plus there are strange typing characters popping up in places where I can t even tell if it is supposed to be a word or notHowever I am. Coast Battling unrelenting Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel Alaska to Astoria Oregon the men struggle to avoidostile Tlingit Indians to fend off starvation.
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