Into the Current

Into the Current Daniel Solomon is not having a good day Somewhere between Bangkok and Tokyo zipping through the stratosphere the jetliner on which he s travelling cracks open like an egg ejecting Daniel and his fe

  • Title: Into the Current
  • Author: Jared Young
  • ISBN: 9780864928894
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Daniel Solomon is not having a good day Somewhere between Bangkok and Tokyo, zipping through the stratosphere, the jetliner on which he s travelling cracks open like an egg, ejecting Daniel and his fellow passengers into the great blue sky.If only that were the worst of it.Thousands of feet above the merciless Earth, still strapped into his seat, his cherished comics flutDaniel Solomon is not having a good day Somewhere between Bangkok and Tokyo, zipping through the stratosphere, the jetliner on which he s travelling cracks open like an egg, ejecting Daniel and his fellow passengers into the great blue sky.If only that were the worst of it.Thousands of feet above the merciless Earth, still strapped into his seat, his cherished comics fluttering away like freed parrots, Daniel finds out what it means to have your life flash before your eyes.Time stops, the wreckage of the plane freezes in place, postponing the inevitable end, and Daniel finds that he can transport himself back into his past Re experiencing his memories in real time, but helpless to change the present, he plunges into the detritus of his all but concluded life.In this daring and often hilarious novel, Jared Young defies the laws of physics and the conventions of narrative to explore the twists and turns of great sex and bad decisions, chance and grand design, and the moments of truth that can turn disaster into a mere interruption on the horizon.

    One thought on “Into the Current”

    1. Not my cup of tea some parts were really interesting, but I felt like the writer just wanted to impress the reader with his writing, overly describing simple things it got on my nerves!

    2. Still currently reading this, so I will come back with a follow up review when finished. I got an ARC of this through work, and while the story isn't something I would have automatically picked up, the authors writing/prose is unbelievably good. Descriptive without being too wordy, completely real and so perfectly well imagined. I feel like I am in Daniels head.

    3. Young white Canadian male, has a bully problem, separated parents in childhood, first girlfriend becomes his whole life but then he ruins it because he's young and immature; moves to Thailand to find purpose, enjoys the life (where the mundane is amazing and the amazing is mundane), gets a girl pregnant, is a thoughtless dick to her too. Then his plane crashes and he relives his memories (life flashed before his eyes) to realize that yes, he was young and immature and made mistakes. And book fin [...]

    4. Into the Current captured the significant minutiae of my teens, and the surreal monotony of living abroad while contemplating adult personas. It was a nostalgic read, penned with finely crafted prose.

    5. Loved this book from beginning to end. Well-written with a unique device used to tell the story and a nice message at the end. Couldn't put it down - read it over a long weekend.

    6. Obviously a strong grasp of vocabulary and the story holds for most of the book but tails off into the current at the end.

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