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Also in 1920, The New York Times published an article on The Rescue, in which the 20-year delay from beginning to end of the novel is discussed.  Louise Maunsell Field writes that there is a noticeable change in writing style, but it comes at a point where the narrative demands expediency. There is "an increased depth of understanding, an increased subtlety of characterization, of thought, of style". Field also says, "the book is absorbingly interesting: dramatic, subtle, fascinating with allurement".
Rainbow Fish has a ‘sparkling silver scale’. Can you think of any more alliterative phrases that can be used to describe a fish (or another creature)?For good and often for bad, Joseph Conrad’s late novels saw a resurgence in his romanticism. Conrad’s novels were always romantic, but the nature of that romanticism changed over time. In his early novels, the romance lay more in the description and the plotting than in the often sordid and seedy characters who dominated the stories. I’ve enjoyed several of T. Jefferson Parker’s crime novels over the years. So, when I learned that his newest novel, The Rescue, involved a dog as a major character, I had such strong expectations that it would be “right up my alley” that I put it at the very top of my mountain of books waiting to be read.
A fast-paced and heart-pounding story of Meg, the daughter of an Englishman and Frenchwomen during the Nazi occupation of France. First we had Teddy, who's story went from so happy to sad, to happy again. I think had Joe been allowed to stay with Teddy things would have been so great for them both. Then there was Aaron, who seemed like a POS, so glad Joe didn't have to stay there long. Next was Dan, where things were iffy. Dan and Joe were happy together, but the work that Dan was doing wasn't good and Joe ended up hurt. Finally there was Bettina, who was the real looser in all of this. Her initial story about the dogs in general and Felix in particular was great! It's just that Felix had a past that put him in the path of some not good people, which then followed him as he was so valuable for them. However, this is a very different Tom Lingard in other respects. He is more heroic and strong-minded, passionate and reflective. He is therefore considerably more sympathetic than the older Lingard of earlier books.
If I were a better person, I might’ve felt guilty...My only regret was that we wouldn’t be here to see it” (167). I Rescue Books Shirt, Book Lover Shirts, I'm Not A Hoarder Shirt, Reading Tee, Librarian Shirt, Literary Shirt,Librarian Teacher Bookish Tee
However, I didn't feel like the other characters were quite as developed as they could've been. Jakob seemed very similar to other male friend characters in Nielsen's historical works. And Alfred seemed a bit flat. I wasn't sure of his motivations. I think Liesel was the most developed out of the three.
Story starts with Joe a drug-sniffing dog, his master Dan and a team of drug hunters are in Tijuana Mexico. There is a bloody shootout and six team members are shot including Joe. For me--although right from the start, I doubted that the 'predicament' of the characters in the tale was quite coherent--I thoroughly enjoyed the way Conrad brought about the emotional pitch I was seeking.