Green River Rising
On the day Dr. Ray Klein wins his parole, the disciplinary perfection of Green River Penitentiary in Texas is torn apart by riot - more a tribal war - of unimaginable ferocity. As the inmates take over, the River sucks all inside further toward the abyss. Klein must choose. He must either claim his freedom and abandon his friends and the woman he loves to die, or he must r...more
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It also happens to be my all time favourite five star book.
It is the book I will never forget and the book that changed my life.
Green River Rising was published in 1994 when I was 20 years old. I had not read a work of fiction for years. Reading books for enjoyment?!? Are you crazy? I had read books in my youth but not any more. Books are boring!
I was (and still am) ...more
I enjoyed The Religion A LOT. So when I got a chance to pick this up I was looking forward to one of his other works.
It's an interesting tale, set in a high-security prison in the middle of nowhere. I enjoyed the characters as well as the storytelling.
It seems a bit convenient, though, that the series of events that set off the story happen just when our main charac ...more
I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it, ssince I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
The story is simple enough, a man is about to be released from prison and the day he gets the parole there is a riot. With this simple premise what we get is a gritty story about the motivation dribing desperate me, violence, bloo ...more
Fascinating book, compelling hero, badass heroine, and a cast of characters all motley and mean and flawed and depraved and surprising. Green River Rising is claustrophobic and filthy and violent, but I loved it. Incredible writing.
One of my gripes surrounds the "invincibility" of certain characters (not the lead characters) who seem to cling to life despite greater and greater harm being inflicted upon their person.
By the very nature of the story you get a sense of who will and won't survive the riot, but there are some twists and turns along the way which make for an interest ...more
At root, it's the story of a prison riot. Alongside that, though, there's a kind of romance, a mad prison governor, and a band of *very* unlikely heroes.
It's the way the story is told that really makes it, though. There's a clear distinct new voice (well, new at the time it was written) who makes the entire thing shine, in a similar way to what Seth Morgan did with "Homeboy".
|What's The Name o...: Contemporary. Thriller. Heroine (woman, not drug) caught inside the prison while riot. [s]||4||118||Nov 26, 2012 07:40AM|