Framing the Dialogue


pinesImagine waking up in an unknown place; you are obviously seriously hurt or at least had be recently.  You are not sure who you are, but you find yourself in an idyllic small town.  You are hungry but you have no money, no wallet, no identification and your head screams from the headache growing inside.  As your memory comes fittingly back you start to retrace your steps and are met with what seems like passive aggressive uncooperativeness bordering on hostility.  In Pines, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke has come to Wayward Pines in search of two colleagues who have gone missing.  They were last heard from in this small town in Idaho.

“And the weird thing is that there were moments when it almost felt normal.  I’d be at someone’s house having dinner, or a neighborhood block party, and I’d catch this feeling like maybe it had always been this way, and that my prior life was the dream.  I started to see how people could grow to accept a life in Wayward Pines.”

I am not sure how to describe author Blake Crouch’s novel about the strange little town of Wayward Pines.  The author described the influence of the television series Twin Peaks and I would add a touch of Twilight Zone.  I never like to give up too much information about a novel and often feel like publishers give up too many “secrets” inside the dust jacket.  This novel has sufficient violence to not be for the young ones, but it is an and thrilling interesting read.

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