The Flood

by Ian Rankin | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0752880942 Global Overview for this book
Registered by vedranaster of Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on 2/3/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by vedranaster from Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, February 03, 2011

"Mary Miller had always been an outcast. As a young girl she had fallen into the hot burn - a torrent of warm chemical run-off from the local coal mine. Fished out white-haired and half-dead, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later. From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community.

Now, years later she is hardly less alone. She is the mother of a bastard son, Sandy, and caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher. Sandy, meanwhile, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl. The search for happiness isn't easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret from their past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images - of decay and regrowth, of fire and water - of the flood."


Journal Entry 2 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Sunday, January 01, 2017
Gave it my best shot, but it's a no go for me.

I got to page 40 or 50, and while I was reading, the narrative flowed nicely. Due to illness and my workload, had to put it down for a while, and when I finally had the time to read again, it was just too sombre for me to get the urge to keep reading it.

Journal Entry 3 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Friday, October 20, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/1/2017 UTC) at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia


Sent to a friend in Split, Croatia.


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