Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

** This Bright River by Patrick Somerville


This Bright River┬ástars a rich kid recovering from drugs and a physician turned vet (or trying to, since she lacks proper accreditation) who find themselves in a small town and, we know from the start, will fall in love and suffer for it. There are buried secrets on both sides, literally and figuratively, that slowly appear in the course of the story, some so outlandish that I found them very difficult to believe. The very violent ending could perhaps be predicted from the violent events strewn about — it did not save the predictable story, for me at least.

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