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User Review  - StaceyHH - LibraryThing

Wow. I've been talking about Deliverance to all my friends, who all roll their eyes at me, because I haven't seen the movie. This was one of the best books I've read this year. The writing is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessicamhill - LibraryThing

One of my favorite books. Both the smooth writing style and interesting plot made this book a quick read. I have since reread it 2 times. It mixes action with well-written descriptions of the North Georgia wilderness. I loved pretty much everything about this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Muscogulus - LibraryThing

In writing about this novel, there’s no need to worry about spoiling the ending for those who haven’t read it. Almost everyone in these United States — or at least in the MSAs of the Sun Belt, where ... Read full review

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User Review  - joshberg - LibraryThing

Deliverance is dripping with so much manliness that it would easy to parody, but the novel still works, thanks to Dickey's sentence-craft and finely drawn narrator and protagonist, Ed. To summarize ... Read full review

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User Review  - barbharper - LibraryThing

It's been nearly four decades since this book was published, and it still holds its own with the best adventure/thrillers ever written. I wonder if Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" was Dickey's jumping ... Read full review

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User Review  - andyray - LibraryThing

James Dickey was visiting artist in residence at the Arts Workshops a decade ago. I went there to hear him lecture and meet the man. I brought along my first edition of his book "Deliverance." He ... Read full review

Review: Deliverance

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One of the finest books I've ever read. Literate (James Dickey is a very gifted poet), but more than anything simply a nail-biting, first rate thriller. I started reading it one evening around 8pm and ... Read full review

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User Review  - abirdman - LibraryThing

I read this mostly in one night, because I couldn't put it down. A poetic page-turner action adventure yarn, much better than the movie. Read full review


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