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Flat Water Tuesday

By Ron Irwin

Flat Water Tuesday
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2013,
    368 pages.

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  • Elizabeth L. (Beavercreek, OH)


    A decent story but...
    It took quite a while for me to get interested in the story even though the book's premise hooked me right away. Part of it was because the author was trying far too hard in the beginning. His writing style kept getting in the way of the story. The story line kept getting lost in a forest of metaphors. I was very annoyed by this particularly when the metaphor filled paragraphs were about things that were totally irrelevant to the story like the plane trip back from South Africa. Meandering descriptive paragraphs about a plane ride are just filler to make the book longer. The other problem was that even though the Fenton years were by far the more interesting story, the author's "voice" as a teenager never seemed genuine to me. There was too much extrapolation of adult conceits onto his teenage characters.
  • Karen J. (Bremerton, WA)


    Breathless & Exhausted
    I'm breathless and exhausted. I chose this book because I wanted to learn about the sport of rowing – and I did. But that's not sufficiently true because for 3 days and 300 pages I lived and breathed (panted?) it. However, although rowing provides the bones of the narrative, it is the storylines of the individual members of the crew of one boat that provide the flesh and propels the reader from an attention grabbing first chapter forward to a conclusion, which at first felt unsatisfying but then perfectly right. This is a book I will be recommending to fellow readers. I also think it would make a good choice for a book club.
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