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Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) - James Dickey
Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
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The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns... show more
The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385313872 (038531387X)
ASIN: 038531387X
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 Deliverance ★★★★☆
If you can persevere through the first third of this book, it will reward you with an excellent vintage thriller. But it was a challenge to get there. I don’t know what it was about the early to mid 1970’s that had the American adult population so invested in interminable navel-gazing, but it seems ...
learn by going
learn by going rated it
3.5 Deliverance, by James Dickey
The film version of Deliverance is known for "that scene," the one where Bobby, one of four city men traversing a wild river in Georgia, is raped by a "hillbilly." The scene is a bit different in the book--there's no "Squeal like a pig!" moment--but essentially the same. Before I even saw the film, ...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
3.0 Deliverance by James Dickey
Deliverance is set up the same way as horror movies like Friday the 13th are set up: a group of people go off in the woods, meet some bad guys, find life suddenly reduced to its essentials, until one of them rises up and takes a stand. But there's a difference. As all those horror movie sequels tell...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 Deliverance
This is the most literate "thriller" I've ever encountered. I was absolutely mesmerized by James Dickey's insightful, probing prose, at the thoughts and feelings of his main character, Ed Gentry. Here is an example of a book whose film version, as famous as it is, barely scratches the surface of the...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.5 Deliverance Review
I can only think of three reasons someone reads Deliverance. You're a bibliophile who refuses to watch movies if they're based on books, you hate Burt Reynolds, or you have a fantasy wherein you're raped at gunpoint by country boys. My point is, no one watches the movie and says to themselves, "I've...
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