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Where the Pavement Ends   By: (1885-1956)

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Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell is a thought-provoking and engaging novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the depths of human emotions and the complexities of life. Set against the backdrop of a small, seemingly uneventful town, the story unravels the hidden truths and untold stories that lie beneath the surface of everyday existence.

The author's writing style is incredibly vivid and descriptive, painting a detailed picture of the town and its inhabitants. The characters are carefully developed and each possesses a distinct voice, making them relatable and allowing readers to connect with their joys, struggles, and personal growth. From the outset, it is clear that the author has a deep understanding of human nature and the intricacies of relationships.

One of the book's strengths lies in its exploration of themes such as love, loss, and the search for meaning in life. The narrative delves into the innermost thoughts and feelings of the characters, making their experiences feel both authentic and genuine. As a reader, I found myself deeply invested in their stories, experiencing their highs and lows alongside them.

The plot is masterfully crafted, with unexpected twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. The pacing is just right, allowing for the gradual unfolding of events while maintaining a sense of suspense. The author skillfully weaves together various subplots, each adding depth and richness to the overall narrative.

Moreover, the novel's exploration of the town's history and its impact on the present gives the story a sense of depth and significance. Through flashbacks and anecdotes, the author reveals the town's secrets, shedding light on its dark past and the consequences that continue to reverberate in the present day.

However, one aspect that may leave some readers wanting is the open-ended conclusion. While it allows for individual interpretation and reflection, it also leaves certain narrative threads unresolved, which might be frustrating for those seeking closure.

Overall, Where the Pavement Ends offers a captivating and emotionally resonant reading experience. John Russell demonstrates his skill as a storyteller, immersing readers in a world filled with complex characters and compelling narratives. This book serves as a reminder that beneath the surface lies a wealth of stories, waiting to be discovered.

First Page:

WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS

by

JOHN RUSSELL

Author of In Dark Places, Etc.

[Illustration:

A Rex Ingram Metro Picture.

Where the Pavement Ends.

A SCENE FROM THE PHOTOPLAY.]

"The leaf was darkish, and had prickles on it, But in another country, as he said, Bore a bright golden flow'r...."

COMUS

[Illustration]

Publishers Grosset & Dunlap New York

Made in the United States of America

Copyright, 1919, by John Russell

Published, October, 1919 Second Printing, September, 1921 Third Printing, March, 1922 Fourth Printing, November, 1922 Fifth Printing, April, 1923 Sixth Printing, August, 1923

English Edition Published May 1921 London, Thornton Butterworth Ltd.

Printed in the United States of America

To

CARL BRANDT

CONTENTS

THE FOURTH MAN 9

THE LOST GOD 33

THE PASSION VINE 59

THE PRICE OF THE HEAD 91

THE SLANTED BEAM 106

THE RED MARK 121

EAST OF EASTWARD ... Continue reading book >>




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