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Every single time I listen to an Ivan Doig book, I am reminded of his outsize talent. He had such a distinctive way of telling a story - such a comfortable way with words.
I love the details of the west of his childhood and in that regard, this book is similar to his others. And the pacing is distinctively Ivan Doig. In other words, this is not an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Rather it's just a gorgeous, tender story about people in a place and time I'll never know.
I've loved all of his books, but this one in particular is very special and I'm not sure exactly why. It's typical in that it doesn't go in for flash and flare, but stays steady and true. It's also typical in that the characters come to life and hold your interest. In this case, the characters stayed with me for days after the book was over. I wanted them to have the kind of future they deserved.
I'm delighted he wrote so many books in his life time, but I will miss him. Along with Wallace Stegner, he holds a special place in my heart.
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There are only two authors in my library that are masters of nostalgia. Ivan Doig and Stephen King.
In this, Doig's last work, the author gives the reader of glimpse of summer under the wild Montana skies, as told by a boy being raised by his grandmother. Cameron is forced to leave Montana and head east to his Aunt and Uncle's home while his grandmother recovers from an illness.
This coming of age story is about the relationship between a boy and his uncle and the adventure of a lifetime that the two share. This novel, narrated by David Aaron Baker (who narrates"Odd" in the Dean Koontz series) is bittersweet, funny, and smart.
As is typical with Doig, he pulls us in by taking us away. I will miss this author. What a loss to the literary world.
I'm an admittedly picky reader, and didn't put this listen down.
Don't miss it.
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