The Powell brothers-Muir and Moody-are as different as Cain and Abel. The man and woman I can't remember their names did a very good job reading this book. His brother, Muir, in contrast, is self-flagellating and guilt-ridden. Moody Powell is a few years older and wild. Morgan's prose is sharp and saturated with details, and he has a particular talent for describing the intricacies of manual labor.
While Gap Creek and Greatest Pleasure were gripping and breath taking accounts of life in 1920s for young adults in North Carolina's hills, This Rock is scattered and anti-climactic. There are alot of religious overtones and undertones. I have attended a program where he read from one of his poetry books. Muir has an older brother named Moody and the don't see eye to eye. Muir escapes, hoping to find something--an occupation, a calling--to match his ambition.
It is the story of a family, specifically two brothers, Muir and Moody, and their mother, Ginny the subject and narrator of The Truest Pleasure. A community threatens to tear itself apart, people die, and the brothers are forced to confront each other. Near the beginning, Muir was cutting grass and describing how much he enjoyed it even though his mom didn't deem it necessary compared to other tasks. If you have read Gap Creek, then, despite its flaws, This Rock is a must read. While this telling of Morgan's theme has a somewhat gentler ending, it also seems to rush to a stop after skidding through some rather tight turns, leaving me somewhat puzzled.
He goes through a number of life-changing event The story of Muir and Moody Powell. An honesty bordering on intense self-reflection graces the voices of both Ginny and Muir, who alternate in narrating the novel. It is the story of two brothers Muir and Moody living with their mom and sister during the 1920's in rural Appalachia--North Carolina to be exact. He is a phenomenal storyteller and creates really captivating characters. He never could remember nothing when he got excited.
These kinds of assistance is likely to make you much more Combined! Most of us appreciate it in advance to get prepared to head over to meet up with people! The writing is from the pov of a couple of the characters, teenage Muir and his mother, Ginny. Both Muir and his older brother Moody struggle toward uncertain futures after the death of their father, both making many mis-steps along the way. I grew up in a time and place not too far removed from this setting, and the details felt like home truth. Indeed, he imbues his writing with a sort of lyrical sheen, taking particular delight in illustrating with words the mountains, forests and rivers of Appalachia. Alexander has the difficult job of reading the passive mother's dialogue; she often sounds like she's on tranquilizers. Ginny sees the truth about her boys and loves them despite their many failings and frustrations. The characters although uneducated, were so full of strength in trying to always do the right thing, to be kind to one another even when anger won over, who fought the good fight in living and dying.
I do love this author. The relationship between the two brothers is what drew me to this book. From the author of Gap Creek-an international best-seller and winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award-comes the gripping story of two brothers struggling against each other and the confines of their mountain world in 1920s Appalachia. When Muir decides that his purposes in life is to build a rock church with his own hands, the consequences of his ambition are far-reaching. The Powell brothers-Muir and Moody-are as different as Cain and Abel. Teenaged Muir Powell wants to be a preacher, but his effort to spread the word is undermined by pride and nerves—not to mention the fact that his moonshine-running older brother Moody farts during his very first sermon.
But, like his patchwork book overall, his look at the conflict between faith and organized religion is spotty and incomplete. Set in the North Carolina Mountains in the early 1920s, This Rock tells the story of two brothers who are as different as Cain and Abel. Anyway, if I was Annie I would have jumped in that Model T with Moody too! The conflict between the two runs rampant throughout the book, spilling over into internecine violence. I have set posts older than 14 days to be on moderation. We get it, we get it, Pride is a bad thing.
Set in the southern Appalachians of North Carolina in the 1920s, we follow the Powell brothers as they grow up with their widowed mothers. It reaches into what it is to go through life, our relationships, our spirituality, and how we reconcile our lives at the end of each day. As the family's path separates and then comes together again, Clotworthy and Alexander treat listeners to homespun comfort and irresistible warmth, creating a serene and rythmic story. I think you need to read The Truest Pleasure before This Rock. Morgan's writing has become formulaic and tired, much lik Not his best work.