Friday, February 06, 2015
3. The Main by Trevanian
I bought this at a book sale on Avenue de Parc, which is the next big boulevard to the west of the real Main. I have wanted to read it since I got here and even saw it once at Welch's. But I got it here for a buck and the time was right. Me and my adolescent reading buddies back in Lantzville went through a Trevanian phase, but we liked the over the top action stuff (Especially Shibumi) and I at least didn't find The Main appealing at the time. It is kind of a dour, melacholy book, more concerned with painting a picture (possibly exaggerated and definitely florid) of what Trevanian clearly considers a very special culture corner of North America. The pages turn quickly.