Last Night In Twisted River

Just started this book By John Irving. I was pressed for time so I thought I’d just sample the first page. I read the first ten and was late for dinner.

The beginning of the story is about lumberjacks, actually river drivers, in 1954. One of the tools they talk about was a peavey, a short pole with a hinged hook on the end to grab logs and roll them. When my parents died I had to clean out the tool shed behind their house. There was a peavey in amoung the other things. He must have used it in Maine before he went into the war. I don’t know the story behind it, maybe I’ll create one.


~ by jmforceton on July 9, 2010.

One Response to “Last Night In Twisted River”

  1. A story I really enjoyed. The last two pages are a perfect explaination of the first line of the book.

    This was so well written I’m not sure if I am inspired to write or to quit trying.

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