• Title: The Lord God Bird
  • Author: Russell Hill
  • ISBN: 9781929355532
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lord God Bird The Lord God Bird is a startling novella filled with dark images of America in the South in Jake Hamrick a year old who has been obsessed since childhood with the Ivory billed Woodpecker a b
    The Lord God Bird is a startling novella filled with dark images of America in the South in 1949 Jake Hamrick, a 19 year old who has been obsessed since childhood with the Ivory billed Woodpecker, a bird that is on the verge of extinction, leaves Illinois for Louisiana to find the creature,in this cinematic novella of obsession, passion, violence, love and loss that you wThe Lord God Bird is a startling novella filled with dark images of America in the South in 1949 Jake Hamrick, a 19 year old who has been obsessed since childhood with the Ivory billed Woodpecker, a bird that is on the verge of extinction, leaves Illinois for Louisiana to find the creature,in this cinematic novella of obsession, passion, violence, love and loss that you won t forget.

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    1. This is one of those books that sneaks up on you from out of nowhere. After reading THE LORD GOD BIRD, I couldn't believe that I had never heard of Russell Hill. This is a haunting trip into the character's lives, the mystique of the natural world, and into the dreams we all possess. I was so impressed by this novel. Highly recommended.

    2. Pretty shocked by this book’s relatively low rating. I thought it was spectacular. Very descriptive and full of all the feels. Loved it!

    3. Jake Hamrick is age 19 and has a fascination with the Ivory-billed woodpecker. He meets a girl named Robin and after showing her his copy of Audubon's "Birds in America," he tells her that he wants to go to Louisiana to The Big Woods, where the woodpecker was last seen. He wasnts to see that bird before it becomes extinct. Robin is caught up in Jake's enthusiasm and tells him that she wants to join him.The couple find a bare home to rent and enter the bayou to search for the bird. After searchin [...]

    4. The Lord God Bird (Caravel Books 2009) is the story of Jake Hamrick, who has been obsessed with birds for most of his life. In 1944, at the age of 19, Jake finds his soul-mate, Robin, who eagerly embraces his quest to head south from Chicago in search of the ivory-billed woodpecker, known locally as the Lord God Bird. In the deep woods along the Louisiana border, they find a primitive cottage and begin to search the bayous. Robin shaves most of her hair except a topknot she dyes red, and transfo [...]

    5. A nice change from your average mainstream fiction, but not all that "oh wow!" as some readers seem to think. Mostly it was just a whole lot of weird. The most interesting thing was learning a little about the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. It was called the Lord God Bird because "that's what they used to say when they saw the Ivory Bill. Lord God. Like it was something so spectacular that was all they could say."The book says the Choctaws held the bird in high esteem, making a crown of the head and t [...]

    6. Another book from another family friend to which I am disinclined assign a "star rating". This is a very atmospheric and very effective story of a young man's quest to find the elusive, virtually extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker, the "Lord God Bird". The opening chapters lay the ground for our protagonist's obsession, humorously describing a wartime childhood in Illinois; the story takes its much darker cast when Jake and his girlfriend, Robin, travel to the Bayou Country, where things take sever [...]

    7. Masterful. Compelling story, assured prose. The nightmare unfolds slowly, insidiously, like a water snake slithering up your back, waiting to choke.The only thing that bugged me was the publishing. Typos peppering the page. Book categorized as a "mystery." If The Lord God Bird is a mystery, then Faulker wrote mysteries. Flannery O'Connor wrote mysteries. Friggin Oprah's Book Club authors wrote mysteries.

    8. This was an odd one. My neighbor said it was their bookclub book so I thought I would give it a try in case I could make the meeting. Even if you aren't fascinated by birds, which I'm not, the style of writing and the lack of characterization is interesting. Glad I read it but won't be rereading it ever again.

    9. Bought it because of Sufjan Steven's song. An easy and entertaining read. Now I'll go listen to that song again.

    10. A young couple from Illinois sets off for the swamps of Ark/Louisiana in hope of sighting a nearly extinct bird and all kinds of trouble ensues.

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