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"Rowan Friesen has made a career of drug-dealing and small-time thievery. He lives a loner's life on the outer reaches of Saskatoon, selling crystal meth to highschoolers and hawking his pilfered loot on the Net. Shiftless and seemingly friendless, he is, at first glance, an unlikely and unlikable protagonist. But as Stolen unfolds, we learn the details of Rowan's life; his well-meaning but self-absorbed mother, his mentally-ill father, and a high school relationship both lustful and incendiary."--Back cover.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Anvil Press, c2006
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAP
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 23 cm


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Apr 22, 2013

I could not finish this book. I rated it as okay because there are people who must have liked it (or it wouldn't have made it to the Canada Reads lists. The writing was even and flowed well, and you came to know the main Character, Rowan, a little bit. I kept expecting more. After one third of the book, when I finally gave up, Rowan had not displayed any depth at all that I could see. I imagine there are people in real life like that, but I cannot understand that and cannnot identify at all. I hope there are not too many whose lives are directionless like this.

Jan 09, 2013

Jan 9, 2013....Interesting....this book made it to the top ten for the Prairies and North in Canada Reads 2013, and no one on this site has yet to make a comment on it. Makes me curious, seeing as it was voted in by readers! Well, it's on my for later shelf now, I'll let you know what I think of it!......Jan 27, starting this today!....Jan 28, 1/2 way through,....ouch, raw, sharp, nothing warm and fuzzy here!.....Jan 30, finished, or rather I should say it ended. It left me with some unanswered questions, (what happened to Macon? for one.) This was one of the scariest books I have ever read. Some guy to guy sex scenes (fairly detailed.)

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