Thursday, August 19, 2021

Train Dreams: A Novella

I listened to Train Dreams. Then I read detailed summary. Then I listened to it again. I still didn't seem to recognize it from the summary. (Luckily, it was a short book.) Some of the "key events" seem to just glide through in passing. The book centers around a man who worked on the railroads a century ago. He lived up in remote parts of the northwest. They helped build bridges and dish out punishment to people that did bad things. He saw "freaks" come by in circus shows. He was married, but had the family die. He remained single. It is almost a novel in the form of poetry. Despite being short, it is fairly dense. While it seemed to be an interesting setting, the content just did not do much for me.

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