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text 2019-09-25 15:14
Reading progress update: I've read 134 out of 208 pages.
Sick Heart River - James Buchan (Introduction),John Buchan

I've made it up to where Part Three begins, and shall finish this bleak wilderness trek tonight. running about a 4 star rating with me - a strange journey, but profound in its effect, at times.

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text 2019-09-25 03:06
Reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 208 pages.
Sick Heart River - James Buchan (Introduction),John Buchan

just had a weird thought: it’s true this book has a bit of Heart of Darkness to it..but, also, Leithen’s journey in Buchan’s novel has led him to a feeling of smallness in a ‘big universe’ - that being the vast, freezing Canadian Northwest complete with starry sky above - and a feeling of being closer to God because of his smallness in the midst of a beautiful Big. so the sudden weird thought is: you know what book is really a distant cousin of Sick Heart River?...Richard Matheson’s The Incredible Shrinking Man.

 

I love books!

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text 2019-09-25 01:45
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 208 pages.
Sick Heart River - James Buchan (Introduction),John Buchan

didn’t know I was starving for a novel version of a wilderness trek, until I started this. a man combines dying with a search for another fellow who ran away from civilization in the North Canadian wild; this has got to be a stand-out among Buchan’s works...this final novel completed shortly before he died. I guess this is how Buchanan dealt with his own situation. this book fascinates me.

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text 2019-09-24 15:21
Reading progress update: I've read 12 out of 208 pages.
Sick Heart River - James Buchan (Introduction),John Buchan

only managed, barely, to start this one (after reading the Introduction). Leithen, the lawyer, has been diagnosed with a year to live, and seeks inner peace - but also a place to spend his last times. his thoughts drift back to a pleasant period in Canada. it seems that going there will lead him on one last adventure...

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text 2019-09-24 00:02
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 208 pages.
Sick Heart River - James Buchan (Introduction),John Buchan

Buchan’s last novel. I’m intrigued by the synopsis, and the fact that much of it will take place in the Canadian Northwest.

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