9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Painful and Wonderful,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Shipping News (Paperback)
I am sure I am the last person to finally read this Pulitzer. Having read Annie before - Close Range - I was somewhat reluctant to read this book. But I perservered. The Shipping News is perhaps the most incredible fiction I have read. Annie makes more turns and twists than a kite on a March day and rewards the reader with profound insights and darkly appropriate humor. Who could not find themself in Quoyle or Aunt or even little Bunny? Beautifully raw, incredibly insistent in its rhythm, The Shipping News is a writer down among the bones.