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The Middle Fork by Rick Glaze

June 5th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Product Description: “The Middle Fork,” a thrilling tale that follows a group of friends as they kayak down the Salmon River, but the exhilarating runs over the rapids quickly take a backseat to the heated political debates over global warming, illegal immigration and the Iraq War.

I have to admit that after finishing this book it really was not the sort of book that appeals to me.  I found the interaction between the characters forced and not very realistic.  If they are based on real people they are definitely not ones I would ever want to go on a vacation with.  I also found the relationship between Jonathan and Sonia to be strange and it appeared out of the blue.  I really think the story would have been better without it (and this coming from a die hard romantic).   The initial political debate seemed to come out of the blue with no real lead in which I think set the odd tone of the book for me.  That said I loved the excitement of the actual trips through the rapids and almost felt like I was along for the ride.  I think those that like to pick apart political debates will enjoy the sparring between the characters in this book.

Posted in Books, General Fiction

5 Responses

  1. Yvette Kelly

    I liked this review.Straight forward and to the point.Your review although not very positive still makes me want to read it (probably to find out if I agree with you) lol

  2. Rick Glaze


    I’m glad you liked the river descriptions and action in “The Middle Fork.” That was one of my primary goals for writing the book. I hope you are right that those readers who follow the details of political hot-button issues will “enjoy the sparring” from the characters.

    Best regards,

    Rick Glaze

  3. dsuzuki

    LOL. Yvette-I think this is definitely one of those books that is going to spawn a variety of reactions from loved it to hated it!

    Rick-I only went rafting once and it was pretty calm. I definitely want to go again!

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