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Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) - Community Reviews back

by James Dickey
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learn by going
learn by going rated it 12 months ago
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, ...
infinispace rated it 3 years ago
Read the full review on my site here: http://infinispace.net/2015/03/review-deliverance-by-james-dickey/ A story about a lifeless and meek man (Ed) who revels in the violence and pain, coming out stronger on the other end. A story about a larger than life man (Lewis) who's wings are clipped and br...
From Dark Places
From Dark Places rated it 3 years ago
First of the year and what a first, a simple, totally gripping story that resonates with power. Will Patton's narration puts you on that river, in that tree sighting the arrow with one shot at survival and this gets my highest recommendation. Told in first person through the eyes of Ed Gentry, who...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
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...
Nancy rated it 5 years ago
Reblogged from Shelf Inflicted I saw this twice, once in the late 80’s and again in 1996, shortly after my husband and I got married. I loved the movie both times I saw it, even though my husband found it utterly boring and not nearly as thrilling as Southern Comfort. Over time, the scenes that stoo...
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker rated it 6 years ago
I expected more. Nevertheless, I liked it.
Dem rated it 49 years ago
Deliverance by James Dickey was a book that really took me by surprise. Outside of my comfort zone Deliverance tells the story of four men closing in on middle age and looking for a little adventure take to the remote white waster river in the Georgia wilderness with two canoes. The adventure turn...
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