Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Into the Wild

Read Reservoir 13 Online Free - Midwinter in an English village. A teenage girl has gone missing. Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, RESERVOIR 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a tragedy refuse to subside.

Title : Reservoir 13
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ISBN : 1936787709
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 291 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2017

This is the first novel that I have read by this author and I loved it. This is less a novel about crime and more a reflective meditation of the flow and rhythms of nature, the lives and actions of characters throughout a period of years. It is a story of ordinariness, the reality of how life is...

Hannah rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 28, 2017

Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Lovely descriptions of nature are insufficient compensation for an uneventful plot and a slew of forgettable characters.

Kris rated it ★★★★★

January 20, 2018

I'm not sure that the world needs another review of this fine novel, so I'm going to keep this short. I think by now most of you may already know the basics: the novel opens as a search begins for a teenage girl, Rebecca Shaw, who has gone missing while her family was vacationing in the village f...

Cheri rated it ★★★★★

October 13, 2017

Beautifully written, with an ever-present sense of the narrator being less of a person or a being, and more as the all-seeing village that overlooks all, and looks over all. It looks over the landscape that surrounds them, the village and the villagers, watching as life changes with the seasons a...

Jaline rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2017

This is my kind of book. Slow moving like the surface of an undisturbed river, yet with currents underneath prepared to carry one away, toss a person like dross in its swirling, or pull one into subterranean depths. From the beginning, we know that a young girl of 13 goes missing and the village w...

Hugh rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2017

This is my second book from this year's Man Booker longlist, and for me it already looks like a potential winner. I had been intending to wait for the paperback but decided to buy the hardback as soon as the longlist was announced, since it was the one I was most looking forward to, especially af...

Marita rated it ★★★★☆

July 20, 2017

“The girl’s name was Rebecca, or Becky, or Bex. She had been looked for, everywhere. She had been looked for in the lambing sheds on Jackson’s farm, people moving through the thick stink of frightened ewes and climbing up into the lofts and squeezing behind the stacks of baled hay, and in the da...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

August 21, 2017

I am SO TORN about this book. I've been thinking about it for days. I think part of my issue is that how it is being sold to the reader - the disappearance of a girl, the fallout - is not really what the book is. It is true that there is a disappearance but it's a much slower book - about the tow...

Emer rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2018

This book has deservedly been added to the long list for the Man Booker Prize 2017. ---- 'Reservoir 13' opens with the case of a missing persons; a young girl who had been holidaying with her parents in a quiet English village... But what follows isn't the expected crime thriller or whodunnit but a...

Doug rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 23, 2017

Top 13 Alternate Titles for 'Reservoir 13': 13. Stone Sisters Vs. Millennium Milestones: Discuss 12. The River Rushed Under the Packhorse Bridge, or At the Allotments 11. Cathy & Richard: On Again, Off Again, On Again, Off Again ... 10: A 325 Page Shaggy Dog Story 9. Mundane Minutiae of Village Li...

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