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ISBN:
0385603061
Author:
BRIAN KEENAN
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
DOUBLEDAY; First Edition first Printing edition (2004)
Pages:
310 pages
EPUB book:
1750 kb
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1920 kb
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1394 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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608


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Originally published in the . by Doubleday, Transworld Publishers, London, in 2004"-Title page verso. In a journey that takes Brian Keenan through four geographical quarters from snowmelt in May to snowfall in September, he discovers a land as fantastical as a fairy tale but whose vastness has a very peculiar type of allure.

A Journey through Alaska.

Four Quarters of Light: An Alaskan Journey. Brian Keenan's fascination with Alaska began as a small boy choosing his first library book in a Belfast school. The book was Jack London's wondrous Call of the Wild. And it has permeated Keenan's life ever since. A short visit to Fairbanks several years ago was enough to seal his connection with the place and he resolved to return

Brian Keenan’s fascination with Alaska began when he was a small boy choosing his first library book in school: Jack London’s wondrous The Call of the Wild. And Alaska’s mesmeric wilderness has permeated Keenan’s life ever since.

Brian Keenan’s fascination with Alaska began when he was a small boy choosing his first library book in school: Jack London’s wondrous The Call of the Wild. A short visit to Fairbanks several years ago was enough to seal his connection with the place, and he resolved to return. He eventually did so with a head full of questions about its inspiring landscape and a heart informed with his own love of the desolate places of the world.

Four Quarters of Light. Authors: Brian Keenan. When you arrive, be prepared for the ultimate Alaskan experience. So we set off full of expectation

Four Quarters of Light. So we set off full of expectation. Adventures, we assume, are for children, but part of me believes we leave our childhood too soon for the disappointing El Dorados of adulthood. I had to admit I was more excited than I could comprehend. I looked at Jack and Cal strapped into the dining area of the RV. I wanted desperately for this adventure to work at a level they could understand so that it might better inform me. Brian Keenan's journey through Alaska. Brian Keenan's fascination with Alaska began as a small boy while reading Jack London's wondrous Call of the Wild. Published September 12, 2006 by Broadway.

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FOUR QUARTERS OF LIGHT: AN ALASKAN JOURNEY
  • Prinna
What was expected from this author, and this book, was never delivered. The narrative passages are workmanlike, but his interpersonal encounters are dismally unfleshed. I soon got tired of the ham-fisted way he deals with his and others feelings and the way he rubs up against them. I would have found him poor company on the road, as I suspect some Alaskans did. By the time he got me to page 163, in the cab of Tex' rig on the Truckers Road I had reached a "don't care" relationship with him - and then he dropped his credentials again by describing Tex as saying he carried a ".395 Magnum" when he checked his traps. It *could* be a typo, that's true, but going on the form this author had amassed by this point in the book I suspect he actually wrote that down. Why does this matter ? becuase a writer needs to be scrupulous with his research and his detail. I stopped at that point in the book, and returned it to the library, quite pleased it was a borrowed book that I had not wasted good money on. I accept that for many naive readers this book will give pleasure - and that's fine. But Alaska deserved a better author, and his readers deserve a more polished writer with less self-absorbtion.
  • FireWater
Brian Keenan is undoubtedly a talented writer. He conjures up the places and inhabitants of his Alaskan journey with vivid precision. At first, his fumbling cultural faux pas provided some amusement. But eventually, they got frustrating and detracted from my enjoyment of his story. There's some self-effacing humor throughout as he confesses to his cluelessness, but when I got to a chapter in which he imagined a spirited conversation between himself and a crow, I gave it up. By that point, Keenan reminded me of the character of the BBC reporter in Robert Altman's "Nashville." Too "deep" for his own good, and kind of missing the point.
  • KiddenDan
A wonderful insight not just into the cold mosquito ridden vastness of Alaska, the life of native people, the eccentricities of the inhabitants, but the spiritual searching of the author.

Beautifully written.
  • Mazuzahn
I was enjoying the book UNTIL the part where he and his family arrive in a campground outside of Fairbanks.

As he is taking a stroll, he comments that he sees several campers with "Jesus Loves You" and "Are you saved?" He then HAS to add these comments "Where do all these people come from?" and that "I wish they would stay away."...or something to that effect. He then closes the paragraph by stating, "I could not get away fast enough."

Gee this guy really shows some tolerance. He has no idea who these people are and yet he has to put THIS in his book???...which is TOTALLY not necessary. Sorry but this book has been "deep sixed" after I read it.