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by Layne Maheu

eBook Song of the Crow download ISBN: 1932961372
Author: Layne Maheu
Publisher: Unbridled Books; First Trade Paper edition (June 3, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 240
ePub: 1780 kb
Fb2: 1847 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The epigraph to Book I, Chapter 4 is taken from Tommy McGinty’s Northern Tutchone story of crow: a First Nation elder recounts the creation of the world, by Dominique Legros, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, p. 59.

This is a work of fiction. The epigraph to Book III, reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster from Adult Publishing Group, Noah’s Flood, by William Ryan and Walter Pitman.

Layne Maheu weaves a rich mix of fiction, crow biology, and mythology blending . Song of the Crow is an enthralling tale that ignites the imagination and reminds us that even the most familiar story has two sides. Song of the Crow' is worth a good, long look

Layne Maheu weaves a rich mix of fiction, crow biology, and mythology blending Christian and Native American legends to tell the crow's story of humankind. The reader feasts on a fabulous crows' eye view of the birds' world and its connection to the human saga. John Marzluff, co-author of In the Company of Crows and Ravens. Song of the Crow' is worth a good, long look. -The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Does Maheu succeed in giving the crow all these dimensions of character? What events or passages from the novel . Membership Advantages.

Does Maheu succeed in giving the crow all these dimensions of character? What events or passages from the novel dramatize these qualities? The very name I Am connotes self consciousness. Beyond the Book" backstories. Find books by time period, setting & theme.

Song of the Crow is a provocative portrait of the reasons for human fear and of. the role that free will always plays when we struggle, not just to make sense of. things, but to endure

unique and remarkable epic knows that these creatures called Man are trouble. Song of the Crow is a provocative portrait of the reasons for human fear and of. things, but to endure. Recalling both the magical imagination of Richard Adams's. Watership Down and the spiritual richness of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent

Layne Maheu's debut novel Song Of The Crow offers a unique depiction of the confluence of humanity and the metaphysical heavens as illustrated by the story of Noah and the Flood from the perspective of a crow.

Layne Maheu's debut novel Song Of The Crow offers a unique depiction of the confluence of humanity and the metaphysical heavens as illustrated by the story of Noah and the Flood from the perspective of a crow. Song Of The Crow carries readers through an incredibly engaging and superbly crafted story of struggle, fear, free will, the inner workings of the human mind, and the obedience of an old gray haired man to the commandment of his God despite the ridicule and disbelief of his community.

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From the moment that he looks down on the ancient gray head of Noah, who is swinging his stone axe, the narrating crow in this unique and remarkable epic knows that these creators called Man are trouble. He senses, too, that the natural order of things is about to change.At a time when so many of us are searching for meaning, Layne Maheu’s debut novel lingers in a masterfully rendered ancient world just long enough to ponder our fears of disaster and to watch as humanity struggles to survive, to understand, and finally to prevail.Recalling both the magical imagination of Richard Adams’s Watership Down and the spiritual richness of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, Song of the Crow is a soaring debut.
Comments: (7)
At once lyrical and spare, Song of The Crow is a literary feast. I especially enjoyed journeying through the perspective of the crow "I Am" as he grew from bald and gangly dawdling in the nest to flapping through the realm of the "beastmen" and their often-incomprehensible beliefs and behaviors. How interesting that his first encounter with these creatures would be of one of them chopping down his very own tree--his life--for the building of a saving ark in which he would not be invited to ride. This is far more than a re-telling of a biblical story, but also a meditation on survival, religion, freedom of choice, and humankind's circle of oft-repeated foibles and failings--the environmental implications of which are timely, indeed, as we face the growing possibility of our own great flood. Bravo to Mr. Maheu and Unbridled Press for a brilliant debut! I will look forward with great interest to this new author's next endeavor.
I don't know how Maheu did it. How was he able to take human language and make it so perfectly not? He captures the innocence but also the species-specific world view of his narrator with the poetic voice of this amazing intelligence. Beautiful.
Song of the crow could be accurately labeled as another anthropomorphic animal tale, but it's much more than that. I don't want to tell too much of the tale because part of the beauty is how it is unfolded to the reader. This book is beautifully written and makes you think, without telling you what to think. Maheu has much to say about human nature couched in the persona, "I Am!"
Hidden Winter
marvelous read, kept me entertained on a rainy day. Read the entire book in one day. . .
Beautifully written book....more poetry than novel. Interesting perspective....the story of Noah from the viewpoint of a crow. The writing was delicious but the story got a little tiresome at times.
Hilarious Kangaroo
When I first picked up the book and read the description, I confess I had some trepidation that this would be a book that was going to be "good for me," much like raw carrots. Much to my delight, Song of the Crow was as shameless a page-turner as a Michael Connelly mystery, and as intricately constructed as a Napolean pastry. Yes, it's good for you, too. The prose on virtually every page could qualify as poetry; there are images that have not yet left me since I finished reading the book. But the literary conceit of having a crow as narrator, which I initially thought would be clunky and false, manages to feel seamless and true. The narrator crow and his family are as three-dimensional characters as any human could be, maybe more.
Every so often you pick up a book that strikes a certain cord. Once you read the book, you sort of scratch your head and ask yourself if you have recently, or indeed in the past, read anything quite like it. You ask yourself "did I just read what I just read." For me this was one of those works. I cannot remember a book, story, work, or whatever, that has impressed me as much as this one has. It is quite remark able.

As has been pointed out by more than one reviewer here, this is the story of Noah and the building of the Ark. The twist comes in that this entire biblical epoch is written and recorded through the eyes of a crow. What this book is not, is a Sunday School story for children, nor is it an easy read; far from it. Actually I found the book to be quite difficult to manage at times, in that close attention must be paid to be able to follow the story line and the thoughts of the author. This is not a weakness though. Most things that are good, most things that teach us something require a bit of effort. This is certainly true with this particular work in which every word with worth the effort it took to read.

The author uses a lyrical style which is as good as it gets. Maheu's treating of the myth, if you will, of the flood and man's interactions with the world around him and his relationship with the other creatures he shares this planet with, is absolutely poetic. As one reviewer points out, the lover of a good folk tale as well as those who love poetry and wonderful writing will both be quite satisfied. The author's style can only be described as stunning. Even if you don't care a wit for the actual story, just reading line after line of Maheu's prose is worth every second you will spend with him. Am I impressed? You bet I am. It has been quite a number of years that a book has had such a literary impact on me and I am sure this one is going to stay with me for a long, long time.

For a work that will have a profound effect, you certainly will not go wrong with this one. The message is complex, yet at the same time so simple and the author does a beyond wonderful job of writing this wonderful tale. I highly recommend this one. It is probably the best read I have had in the past five years.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
I didn't really know what to expect from the title of this book, but it certainly was not what I could have even imagined. This is truly a work of a very vivid imagination and a very skilled writer. The images are so clear that you can almost hear the water slopping around the hull of the boat.

The descriptions of the beastmen (Noah and his family) are brutal--a realistic portray of primative peoples. The descriptions of the land, water, and air are poetic. The conversations of the crows are believable, meaningful, and insightful providing a unique look at the old story of Noah's ark. This is not a children's Sunday School version of the story. But rather it provides new dimension to an old tale emphasizing the relationship of man, animals, God, and the elements.

It was difficult to follow at times, the crow's relationship to the other crows and other animals was at times confusing. That is especially true when the bird died and its soul became a part of the entity responsible for the death. However, this is a book to be read again; once one had a better feel of these relationships, the story might take on an even clearer meaning.

In short, this is not an easy read, but it is certainly interesting, creative, and not like anything else.