Serena by Ron Rash Free E–pub


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  • Serena by Ron Rash
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  • 04 August 2020
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Download Serena by Ron Rash ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Ron Rash Ron Rash ☆ 0 Download The year is 1929 and newly weds George and Serena Pemberton arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire Serena is new to the mountains but she soon shows herself the eual of an. I think this is what the end of the world will be like McIntyre said and none among them raised his voice to disagree In the primeval woods of North Carolina young timber baron George Pemberton brings his bride Serena to live with him in his kingdom He had been busy enough already fathering a child with a local girl and clear cutting wide swaths of land Serena uickly establishes herself as a power in her own right knowledgeable about the timber business from her family background in Colorado frightened of nothing and totally totally ruthless She is both an almost deitific figure and a satanic one She will tolerate no criticism and her ambition is beyond measure Beware any who would cross her path Both murderer of people and proud rapist of the land she acuires a henchman to take care of her dirtiest deeds among which is the removal of George s bastard child and the child s mother and enlists a non human assistant as well One thing you should know is that whenever Serena speaks it is in iambic pentameter another way in which Rash makes her stands out Ron Rash image from StarTribune shot by Ashley JonesLiterature with a capital L Serena is one of the great dark females in literary history up there with Livia Lady MacBeth and others of their ilk Beautiful beautiful writing This is the most satisfying read I have had all year 2009 Ron Rash is a major find It is a wonder that he is not as well known as Ondaatje or others on that high plain A feast a powerful tale accompanied by a symphony of classical and literary tones Hubris greed man and god doing the right thing magic vengeance good and evil the essence of America capitalism and with a Greek chorus to boot If this is not made into a world class best picture level film it will be a huge huge loss This is a very cinematic book on that below rich in color scenery imagery dramatic settings shocking events bigger than life characters and all with purpose Major major work It makes one yearn for June 6 2017 I was alerted by GR friend Linda to the following from April 2017 WCU s Ron Rash wins Guggenheim Fellowship Rash deserves all the recognition there is he is a national treasureEXTRA STUFFReviews of other Ron Rash books 2010 Burning Bright 2012 The Cove 2013 Nothing Gold Can Stay 2015 Above the Waterfall 2016 The Risen 2020 In the ValleyAugust 5 2020 GR s Kindle Notes and Highlights featured Rash adding comments on the book worth a lookRash does not so far as I can tell have a facebook page But his son James set up a Fan Club FB page for him THE FILM21015 I wrote the above somewhat thin review several years back If anything it understates the power of the book It was only a matter of time before the novel was translated to the big screen It will be opening in the US later this month I was honored to attend yesterday a screening of the new film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Although hopes had been high initially once the project got under way it became apparent that all would not end up as hoped It was not for example taken on by one of Hollywood s A list directors despite the acting star power The result is while not a bad film not an exceptional one either and that is a huge shame The problems are diverse The performances are uite good as one would expect Liberties were taken with the character of Serena that I thought did not help In the book for example it is clear early on that Serena is a dark and powerful force with a hearty dollop of madness mixed in The film plays her softer in the beginning and offers an event that purports to spark her madness I was reminded of another film that got this sort of thing wrong Sweeney Todd In the original theatrical production Sweeney returns to London uite sane but determined to seek vengeance on the evil doer who had done him dirt It is when he fails in his initial attempt at the evil Judge Turpin that Sweeney goes all meat pie in the head The disappointing film portrays him as bonkers from the start making him so much less human which dilutes the impact of the savagery in which he engages In Serena she is a primal force from the git go and there is no need for the film to justify her dark doings with an intermediate event It is like attempting to justify a tornado Don t It just is Bradley Cooper s character Pemberton seemed a bit harsher in the film than in the book where although he is an awful person he was much driven by events than he is in this treatment The book was written at least in part as a look at the rape of the land in North Carolina I thought it was a better way to look at the present through the past I wrote Serena because of what was happening a couple of years ago with environmental issues particularly it looked like there was going to be some really extensive logging in National Forests It didn t uite happen as badly as I thought it was going to happen but certainly the threat was there from 1805 of Stacey Cochran s interview with Rash on 2readcom standing in for the rape of the land today but that cinematographical smorgasbord was left on the table mostly untouched There are some scenes that let us in on the damage being done particularly a brilliant scene in which Pemberton in a public forum challenges those who propose a national park that will include his land But a lot could have been offered visually to reinforce this theme Instead of a slow and steady build up of tension and pressure the film seemed to mosey along stopping far too often to linger in far too many closeups making this one hour forty nine minute film feel much longer The ending of the story for Serena is changed from that of the book I suppose it is understandable but I was hoping for greater allegiance to the original material Rash was asked in a 32415 interview by Judith Rosen in Publishers Weekly about his involvement with the film adaptations of Serena and an earlier novel I made a decision early on not to read either screenplay I answered a few uestions from the screenwriters but was otherwise uninvolved in the filming For me that was better I was deep into a new novel during that period and preferred to concentrate on something that unlike film I knew I could do well Of course I hoped the movies would be as true as possible to my novels but it is a different medium so differences are inevitable Someone once asked Harry Crews what a film might do to his book and he answered that a film didn t change a single word in the book itself That seems a good attitude for a writer to take A couple of minor notes there is an unintentional joke when Cooper s character is referred to by another as a lousy shot The trailer for the film contains a fabulous shot of Serena launching an eagle from her arm Somehow that did not make it into the final cut The film is definitely interesting but it struck me overall as a melody that was slightly out of tune a drum that was off the beat and a huge opportunity that was lost to bring one of the best novels of our time to the big screen I can only hope that the presence of J Law and Cooper can bring enough attention to Ron Rash s great novel to propel an increase in his readership As one of our greatest living writers he deserves that He certainly deserved better than this only ok film

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Download Serena by Ron Rash ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Ron Rash Ron Rash ☆ 0 Download Y worker overseeing crews hunting rattlesnakes even saving her husband's life in the wilderness Yet she also learns that she will never bear a child Serena's discovery will set in motion a course of events tha. I read the first 90 pages of this book and couldn t continue The writing is excellent uite impressive really But when each chapter brought a new form of cruelty to animals I had to stop Bashing in a raccoon s skull with an axeStarving a captive eagle to bend it to your willBaiting a field with corn and apples so you can shoot twelve deer and a bear for sport then just leave them all piled in the middle of the field to rot after you ve killed themAre you sickened yet I found myself distressed and in tears and I knew it was time to uit I can be fair and go with two stars instead of one because the writing and storytelling is good but I don t think it was necessary to include that much brutality toward innocent creatures

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Download Serena by Ron Rash ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Ron Rash Ron Rash ☆ 0 Download T will change the lives of everyone in this remote community As the Pembertons' intense passionate marriage starts to unravel this riveting story of love passion and revenge moves toward its shocking reckoning. The reviews I had read prior to my reading this novel were very polarized Many loved it many hated it The impression it left me lies somewhere in the middleRon Rash s prose is beautiful It is realistic and earthy but not raw or unpolished and it helps you visualize the harsh Appalachian landscape full of lore and superstitions which is slowly falling prey to the needs of the developing modern world The heart of the novel is Serena a deeply flawed mysterious heroine that bends eagles and men alike to her will Pemberton her husband has some sins of the past to atone for The relationship between the married young couple is the element that attracts the reader s attention in my opinion And there lies the fault of the novel When the two main characters are absent Serena simply seizes to exist Every other character is boring their conversations are provincial and deeply sexist Of course this last remark may be somehow unjust considering the time and setting of the novel We have men who feel threatened by a powerful woman In addition the animal violence was too muchThe mad preacher is infuriatingly annoying and Rachel is a snooze fest her only function lies to additional melodrama She is weak she only thinks and never acts a character I simply didn t care about As a result much skimming and skipping pages took place in a novel that is not particularly longI could see the end coming from a distance when view spoilerPemberton expressed the will to aid Rachel and his illegitimate son hide spoiler


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