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  1. says:

    45 stars Sometimes I think that all people in all times must have had the same joys and sorrows Everyone thinks that the old

  2. says:

    The language the writing style the people the philosophy All great I can't help but cry I'm crying for the people in the book who died who were lost who were injured I'm crying because not everyone dies when they could have I'm crying because some people heal Because some children heal And because some people get to have love give love remain in love which is so beautiful to walk among my footsteps causing no distraction I'm cryin

  3. says:

    I haven't enjoyed a book this much in sooooooo long Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines directly into your ear they are that real Brian Doyle breaks all the good writing rules yet this book is rich and layered and beautiful and profound Riotous and complex Doyle's lush tale compels you to read faster than you'd like because you ca

  4. says:

    I thought this was going to be a bit chaotic but it wasn't It was certainly the best read of 2020 so far Moses the Crow with his mouthy wisdoms and his courage got me going page after page after page and he wasn't the main

  5. says:

    I meant to write a review of the sprawling novel of America’s Oregon Coast Mink River by Brian Doyle over Thanksgiving because it was what I was grateful for As the year ends I realize I’m thinking about it still Grateful for it stillDoyle’s narrative style is off putting at first but eventually one that wins you over by sheer earnestn

  6. says:

    Neawanaka is a fictitious town on the Oregon coast and this book is filled with short chaptersvignettes telling brief interludes about the various residents and their day to day lives If this hadn't been my book club's mont

  7. says:

    How very sublime Mink River has flowed in and out of my life several times over the years I've had other copies in my possession; twice they have gone away with friends and never returned I've known for years how beloved this book is to so many readers and I think I feared that I wouldn't be as captivated or that I'd even dislike it with the intensity reserved for highly lauded books that you just don't get so I kept putting it off A few

  8. says:

    This is a novel unlike any other I've read before I think even though for awhile I was reminded of Jon McGregor especially pertaining to some stylistic tics eg lists and no uotation marks for dialogue an omniscient viewpoint and at times this view being one of a bird's eye literally at least in this bookA couple of the characters uote William Blake and another reads the Acts of the Apostles some of his thought

  9. says:

    well now wasn't that delicious

  10. says:

    I haven't had this much fun reading a book since I was a teenager and discovered John Irving Because when the death scene between a crow and a nun is so beautiful And when lists are refreshing educational funny and lyrica

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Mink River

Eld Babies are born A car is cut in half with a saw A river confesses what it's thinking It's the tale of a town written in a distinct and lyrical voice and readers will close the book than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka on the wet coast of Oregon beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world well now wasn t that delicious

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Like Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg Ohio Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost love affairs mystery and hilarity bears and tears brawls and boats a garru The language the writing style the people the philosophy All great I can t help but cry I m crying for the people in the book who died who were lost who were injured I m crying because not everyone dies when they could have I m crying because some people heal Because some children heal And because some people get to have love give love remain in love which is so beautiful to walk among my footsteps causing no distraction I m crying too because for some there is no love I now believe a crow can talk his wise thoughts in perfectly lucid English sentences that bear language can be written down and explained that the people who populate the area of Mink River are real and that if I just happened to wander north to Neawanaka I could stop in at Grace s pub and go visit No Horses s sculpture studio and if I were lucky could sit at the dining table with Worried Man and Maple Head and Daniel and Owen and then go sit with Cedar outside the Department of Public Works as the sun goes down I ll miss Cedar I already miss them all Brian Doyle has written a fine book The Strange Bird town Collected Stories to life Collected Stories through Cleopatras Daughter the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people In a small fictional Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! town on Settlers the Oregon coast Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, there are love affairs and almost love affairs mystery and hilarity bears and The Sphinx tears brawls and boats a garru The language Tidelands (Fairmile the writing style Pretty Lucy Merwyn the people Strings the philosophy All great I can Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, t help but cry I m crying for Catch and Release the people in Devils Paw (Imp, the book who died who were lost who were injured I m crying because not everyone dies when Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, they could have I m crying because some people heal Because some children heal And because some people get All Tied Up to have love give love remain in love which is so beautiful The Film Snob*s Dictionary to walk among my footsteps causing no distraction I m crying In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie too because for some Tea Environments and Plantation Culture there is no love I now believe a crow can 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains talk his wise Survive by the Team thoughts in perfectly lucid English sentences Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that bear language can be written down and explained Washington! (Wagons West, that Tennessee! (Wagons West, the people who populate Celebration! (Wagons West, the area of Mink River are real and Texas! (Wagons West, that if I just happened I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to wander north Revenge ni Miss Piggy to Neawanaka I could stop in at Grace s pub and go visit No Horses s sculpture studio and if I were lucky could sit at Breakfast Book the dining The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade table with Worried Man and Maple Head and Daniel and Owen and Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, then go sit with Cedar outside A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the Department of Public Works as Card Concepts the sun goes down I ll miss Cedar I already miss Schadenfreude them all Brian Doyle has written a fine book

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Lous logger and a silent doctor rain and pain Irish immigrants and Salish stories mud and laughter There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects a policeman addicted to Puccini a philosophizing crow beer and berries An expedition is mounted a crime committed and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football fi I thought this was going to be a bit chaotic but it wasn t It was certainly the best read of 2020 so far Moses the Crow with his mouthy wisdoms and his courage got me going page after page after page and he wasn t the main character at all Mmmmwait perhaps he was after allHe mourned the death of the elderly nun who rescued him and taught him to communicate He adored psalms Sometimes he maneuvered a few new moves while flying just to feel like an eagle or something else that might fancy him Sometimes in flight he would snap at mosuitoes just to experience what is was like to be a swift Most of the time he was uite successfulMoses just knew how to bond a community together He had a bird s eye insight into what was happening in town that humans were not as aware of And remember he could talkThe ambiance of the book with a touch of magic realism and the lyrical prose had me excited again to read a book and really enjoy it This was not only word magic it was also uniue and so refreshing Cedar the mystery man who once came floating into town unconscious and blessed with memory loss got the Department Of Public Works going with his dear friend actually the man who rescued him from drowning He suspected a kind of god complex since he had it in his head that they should fix people instead of doing maintenance on the highways stream beds and storm drains His best friend William Mohan also known as Worried Man married to Maple Head the teacher could not walk down the street or enjoy dinner at his own home when someone s pain came calling in his head Thus it happened that these two gentlemen became known as the town s rescuers Worried Man But we are also prey to what I might call a vast and overwhelming ambition I mean really to preserve history collect stories repair marriages prevent crime augment economic status promote chess manage insect populations run sports leagues isn t that a bit much We even give haircutsIt s not that they can compare themselves with Joan of Arc or less known by her real name Jeanne La Pucelle of Domr my She changed historyPerhaps they couldn t but they sure changed the future for this old fishing and logging village who were cash strapped and prone to that dark room called depression In hard times the less agreeable side tends to rule That s a diplomatic statement Cruelty might be a better choice of word It was no different in this small village Children suffer the mostTwelve year old Daniel Cooney Worried Man s grandson had to figure his nutty family out He had ample time when he had a cycling accident and had to stay in bed for a few weeks His dad was Irish his Irish granddad died building a road that went nowhere his Irish grandmother lived on a hill in Ireland which she refused to leave his granddad from here thinks about time all the time and feels other people s pain in his head his grandmother from here is the strictest teacher in the history of the world his mom Nora real name No Horses can hear wood talk and identify colors by their smells Owen Cooney taped stories for his son Daniel and worked with that talking Crow Moses loves to sit on the old Oregon State University helmet in Owen s workshop which is crammed with automobile parts and assorted related ephemera Owen and Moses were friends since the nun brought him in for repairs years agoThere was the mama bear who loved to read the New York Times at the Department of Public Works and the multitude of other characters introducing humanity to the reader in all our splendor Warts and all The Oregon coast became a multilayered trail of stories and backstories Whether it was voyages or journeys the reader is taken back to the hills of Ireland as well as the wonder mountains of snow somewhere in Oregon where Time might be waiting for Cedar and Worried Man to explain the meaning of life as we know and love it That was a Bucket List wish that only two best friends could understandThe towns folks came together when Daniel had his accident Even the mama bear had her story to fit in Different events in town brought courage and determination out in everyone There was Timmy and Rachel Sara and Michael George Christie and his daughter Cyra Red Hugh O Donell father of Declan Grace Paeder and Niall and Nicholas and his dad The doctor knew the most about everyone even the man in the brown coat and the man who lied in court They were all peripheral characters whose lives became new stories to tell The stories were all changing by the minute all swirling and braiding and weaving and spinning and stitching themselves one to another It is truly a warm often humorous and heartfelt read written with so much compassion and talent for storytelling This is one of those novels that I would love to read again That seldom if ever happensRECOMMENDED Amrita Sher-Gil that gives haircuts and counts insects a policeman addicted The Hobbit to Puccini a philosophizing crow beer and berries An expedition is mounted a crime committed and Working Hard is Not Good Enough there's an unbelievably huge picnic on Arts of Wonder thought The Good Daughter this was going Jasmine Summer to be a bit chaotic but it wasn Simply Sensual (Simply, t It was certainly Frank Gehry the best read of 2020 so far Moses The Wake the Crow with his mouthy wisdoms and his courage got me going page after page after page and he wasn Ethics t The Discovery of Insulin the main character at all Mmmmwait perhaps he was after allHe mourned Swimming Pool Sunday the death of Scottish Exodus the elderly nun who rescued him and Antonia White taught him The Untouchable to communicate He adored psalms Sometimes he maneuvered a few new 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Studs (Stepbrother Studs, town unconscious and blessed with memory loss got The Vanishing Man the Department Of Public Works going with his dear friend actually So Long At The Fair the man who rescued him from drowning He suspected a kind of god complex since he had it in his head Corporate Finance that Double Trouble they should fix people instead of doing maintenance on The Palace of Dreams the highways stream beds and storm drains His best friend William Mohan also known as Worried Man married Acne and Rosacea to Maple Head Catharsis the Darkhenge teacher could not walk down A Kind Of Wild Justice the street or enjoy dinner at his own home when someone s pain came calling in his head Thus it happened Hua Hua You Long 1 that The Family Cooks these The Town That Food Saved two gentlemen became known as The Year of Cozy the The Gut Balance Revolution town s rescuers Worried Man But we are also prey Dark Viking (Viking II, to what I might call a vast and overwhelming ambition I mean really Broken to preserve history collect stories repair marriages prevent crime augment economic status promote chess manage insect populations run sports leagues isn Fearless Queen Part 2 t Vulnerable (McIntyre Security Bodyguard, that a bit much We even give haircutsIt s not Bad Romance that The Mistake they can compare The Man Who Saw Everything themselves with Joan of Arc or less known by her real name Jeanne La Pucelle of Domr my She changed historyPerhaps Penguins Poems for Life they couldn The Armourers House t but Stage Coach (Saddle Club, they sure changed Art as Music, Music as Poetry, Poetry as Art, from Whistler to Stravinsky and Beyond the future for Ask the Past this old fishing and logging village who were cash strapped and prone Using Natural Finishes to Anatomy of Violence that dark room called depression In hard La grande casa times Achieving Work-Life Balance the less agreeable side Fearless Warriors tends 21 Great Ways to Manage your Time and Double your Productivity to rule That s a diplomatic statement Cruelty might be a better choice of word It was no different in The Tea House on Mulberry Street this small village Children suffer Glue Sniffing & Out of Body Experiences the mostTwelve year old Daniel Cooney Worried Man s grandson had The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain to figure his nutty family out He had ample Blood Heir (Blood Heir, time when he had a cycling accident and had The Tenth Parallel to stay in bed for a few weeks His dad was Irish his Irish granddad died building a road The Poincaré Conjecture that went nowhere his Irish grandmother lived on a hill in Ireland which she refused Icarus at the Edge of Time to leave his granddad from here What Every Indian Should Know Before Investing thinks about Back to School with Mr. Men Little Miss time all Uni the Unicorn (Uni the Unicorn, the Certain Magical Acts time and feels other people s pain in his head his grandmother from here is The Descent of Alette the strictest Hedged teacher in The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever the history of The Year the Gypsies Came the world his mom Nora real name No Horses can hear wood The Kingdom talk and identify colors by O Assassinato Perfeito their smells Owen Cooney The Road to Lichfield taped stories for his son Daniel and worked with Tales of Ancient Egypt that Tales of Ancient Egypt talking Crow Moses loves The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, to sit on Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe the old Oregon State University helmet in Owen s workshop which is crammed with automobile parts and assorted related ephemera Owen and Moses were friends since The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English the nun brought him in for repairs years agoThere was The White Guns the mama bear who loved The Book of Football Quotations to read Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, the New York Times at The Road Back Home the Department of Public Works and The TV Time Travellers the multitude of other characters introducing humanity The Prester Quest to The God Squad the reader in all our splendor Warts and all The Oregon coast became a multilayered The Ayatollahs Democracy trail of stories and backstories Whether it was voyages or journeys The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files, the reader is Classic Essential Vegetables taken back The Murder Exchange to The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, the hills of Ireland as well as The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, the wonder mountains of snow somewhere in Oregon where Time might be waiting for Cedar and Worried Man The Cold War to explain The Soul of Leadership the meaning of life as we know and love it That was a Bucket List wish The Night Listener that only Under Currents two best friends could understandThe The Confidential Agent towns folks came The Light In The Window together when Daniel had his accident Even Three Entertainments the mama bear had her story Lissa to fit in Different events in Lissa town brought courage and determination out in everyone There was Timmy and Rachel Sara and Michael George Christie and his daughter Cyra Red Hugh O Donell father of Declan Grace Paeder and Niall and Nicholas and his dad The doctor knew Red Sky At Sunrise the most about everyone even Taken by the Alpha the man in Ghost Children the brown coat and Crazy for Cake Pops the man who lied in court They were all peripheral characters whose lives became new stories Horse Trade (Saddle Club, to Extraordinary Circumstances tell The stories were all changing by From Madman to Crime Fighter the minute all swirling and braiding and weaving and spinning and stitching The Secret of the Stallion (Saddle Club Super Edition, themselves one Lets Weigh the Evidence to another It is Patient Safety Ethics truly a warm often humorous and heartfelt read written with so much compassion and Systems Failure talent for storytelling This is one of Becoming an Academic those novels Taking Nazi Technology that I would love Train Wreck to 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  • Mink River
  • Brian Doyle
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  • 19 September 2019
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About the Author: Brian Doyle

Doyle's essays and poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly Harper's The American Scholar Orion Commonweal and The Georgia Review among other magazines and journals and in The Times of London The Sydney Morning Herald The Kansas City Star The San Francisco Chronicle The Ottawa Citizen and Newsday among other newspapers He was a book reviewer for The Oregonian and a contributing es.