by Brodie, September 27, 2006 12:50 PM
The Driftless Area is a rather sly, short novel. You need to drift as the characters in the driftless area do. It is not dense, but some events are not straightforward, and I found myself going back to earlier chapters to revisit what had happened and reconnect past actions to newer ones. The ending is bittersweet; Drury almost gets too tidy, but there was enough left open for me to choose what might happen next.