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I'll Go With you,
This review is from: Go With Me (Paperback)
Go with Me
Go With Me is a comedy and thriller, Greek tragedy and murder mystery. It falls between the gaps and by doing so it reveals its quiet genius. The story, so dialogue driven that it could be a script, is simple: in Vermont a woman is threatened by a man. She seeks help and, accompanied by two locals, goes on a journey through a desolate landscape to try to end her suffering. The simplicity belies its resonance, this is not the woman's story, nor the story of the characters who we meet along the way; it is the story of our time. The landscape overawes the band of three searching out the tiny evil that resonates in their tiny world.
The characters we meet are the underdogs of a sinking America, they cling to the final tendrils of a dying pioneer age. Woodmen, Mill owners, small town sheriffs, broken by the graft that made America the land of the free, they while away the hours waiting for time to pass. Each is rough, many are dumb, but most are fundamentally good. The tenderness, glimpsed through cracks in bravado and beer swilling, is striking.
Freeman's writing is taught, illusions spill through the text enlightening and delighting. The pace is tight, and the lackadaisical rhythm of the dialogue masks a tension which the structure brings to a mighty bursting bubble.
Go With Me makes the modern day sound like stuff of legends; it is anti-establishment, brave and basically hopeful. This one is a keeper; you'll want your friends to read it and marvel at it - but you'll defiantly be wanting your copy back.