Rated: 5 stars
Review by Rose
This is a beautifully written, almost lyrical, account of one man and how the river saved his life – quite literally. Freddy is tired of life – tired of modern living, tired of cell phones, tired of the rat race.
He’s ready to give it all up and slips into a cold winter river – to let his life slip away.
And, in one sense, it does just that. It slips away and he is left with so much more at the end of the book than when he started.
Between the beginning and the end, he learns about himself, about life, about death, and he makes friends along the way with a very wise fish who has wonderful comments and commentary on life.
This book not only held my attention throughout, wondering what would happen to Freddy next, but it also gave me things to wonder about and things to ponder.
It’s magical at times, tragic at times, laugh out loud funny at times. It not only entertained me, it uplifted me. It’s hard to believe this is the author’s first book.
Kudos, Mr. Turner. I will definitely be on the lookout for you in the future. 5 stars.