Book Æ Come Into the Water Ê 170 pages

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Book Æ Come Into the Water Ê 170 pages Ô Rapid City South Dakota June 9 1972238 people died 5 are still missing In the midst of one of the worst floods in the history of the United States one young woman clung to the roof of a house desperately holding on to the vestiges of her life At the same time the massive flood surging down Ese uestions She searched for comprehension for a sense of place for meaningHer search took her from the Black Hills on a journey around the United States and then the world traversing the globe to escape the memories and the pain From within this fractured fairy tale she began a poignant spiritual journey that would help her make sense of one horrendous night I always like to start with something positive so here goes I bet the writing of this book helped the author cope with her issues But the writing and story are unengaging The first chapter alone has at least a dozen different mixed metaphors for a pain that is at the end of the chapter still not clear Darlings need to be killed a la Will Faulkner Maybe I'll try reading it again when I have patience or at least skip ahead to the relevant story about the flood

Merlyn Janet Magner à Come Into the Water Reader

Rapid City South Dakota June 9 1972238 people died 5 are still missing In the midst of one of the worst floods in the history of the United States one young woman clung to the roof of a house desperately holding on to the vestiges of her life At the same time the massive flood surging down from the Black Hills and through the city swept away everything and eve Awesome book detailing Magner's battle with PTSD and Survivor's Guilt If you're looking for a scientific book about flooding or a book that objectively recounts the flood in sort of a clinical way as if detailing the explosion of say Mount St Helen's then this isn't your bookIf you're wondering what it would feel like to have your family swept away in a disasterous flood what you would do or what the psychological trauma might be like then this is your bookI would also say it's a good book for anyone who's ever lost someone they loved in a tragic accident because it's a book about learning how to heal againI cried several times reading this and because I now live in Rapid City SD where this disasterous flood occurred in 1973 I really became entralled with the town's history I even tried to find remains of the flood but you really really have to look a foundation here a driveway that leads to nowhere there Unfortunately I couldn't find the location of Magner's house Pity because if I had I would have laid some flowers on the hearth which is allegedly all that remainsThe book affects you that much Or at least it did me Magner strikes you as a person with a poet's tenderness and heart and you can see it in her big soulful eyesWonderful book Even if you never come to Rapid City or see Canyon Lake which was I'm gathering the ground zero where the dam had broken it's still a wonderful read and piece of history

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Come Into the WaterRybody she loved Somehow Merlyn Magner survived that horrific night but she lost her brother mother and father to the rampaging water uestions coursed through her mind then and for much of the rest of her life Why did this happen? Why did my family die? Why did I survive? What does it all mean? Rescued from that rooftop Merlyn set out to find the answers to th From the author's standpoint I can see why she wrote this book There is a feeling of catharsis on every page as Magner divulges her life to the reader I can see this book being of personal interest to both Magner and her friends but I don't feel Magner is a strong enough writer to have this book engage with the wider public I know I wasn't engaged for the most part I could see that she lived through a horrific event but I had no real sense of empathy for her simply because the writing is so flat The writing is the weak point of this book The text is littered with cliches and a variety of slang like `Gawd' and `Yeah' disrupting what little narrative flow this book contains There are so many characters who are introduced and then forgotten about then thrown back in that even with its short length under two hundred pages it almost felt as if an index was necessary There is no real focus to this book just a detailing of Magner's ancestry in the section of the book before the flood followed by a presentation of her life after the flood The flood itself is only approximately a chapter in lengthI definitely think it was important for Magner to tell her story to help clarify her thoughts and feelings surrounding the flood which killed her family But I think this is a personal book for Magner and fails to in being a public piece of work