Deliverance by James Dickey was a book that really took me by surprise. Outside of my comfort zone Deliverance tells the story of four men closing in on middle age and looking for a little adventure take to the remote white waster river in the Georgia wilderness with two canoes. The adventure turns to a nightmare and a struggle for survival.
I honestly had never heard of this book and for me this was a challenge as I don't read adventure stories. This was a brilliant and breath taking adventure and the prose is raw and imaginative and I found myself in the midst the rocks and rapids, the beauty of the wild and the terror and violence that was so real it had me exclaiming out loud.
The characters are real and extremely well drawn and I really enjoyed reading the character of Ed and experiencing the journey through his eyes.
This was a great read but is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Its a short novel and extremely well written and I am so glad I read it. I just found out that it is also a movie so look forward to that now I have read the book.