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Read The Narrows doc Ò Kindle Edition Ø helpyouantib ¾ [Ebook] ➦ The Narrows ➥ Alexander C. Irvine – From award winning author Alexander C Irvine comes a compelling fantastical riff on history and World War II The Narrows takes place in Detroit where Henry Ford’s factories havFrom award winning author Alexander C Irvine comes a compelling fantastical riff on history and World War II The Narrows takes place in Detroit where Henry Ford’s factories have been retooled for America’s grand war effort But there are also clandestine operations under way–including a top secret effort to produce golems–powerful beings fashioned from the earth–to destroy Nazis Here lurk strange spies in unlikely places–and a not so extraordinary man who is I've never been interested in alternate history because I honestly think it sounds boring and this book proved my hunch rightThe premise is promising Jared Cleaves makes golems in the WW2 effort because due to an accident when he was a kid he cannot serve overseas There's also some other urban fantasy elements going on tengu hex bags imps etc These things are briefly mentioned and end up serving nothing in regards to the plot or really being involved at allJared is intensely unlikable He whines that his wife makes money than him He whines that he isn't overseas shooting Nazis He whines that he can't tell anyone about his job He whines because he has the hots for one of his wife's friends and seems to think they'd totally do it if he wanted even though she literally never speaks to him in the entire book He whines that his wife won't touch him maybe because she's busy working full time and raising a baby and has an incel for a husbandThroughout this book you'd think and it's suggested that Jared has some big destiny coming up except Jared doesn't do anything in this book Instead things happen to him He gets tapped for multiple cloak and dagger missions that go no where He saw a spooky and testicle obsessed mystical dwarf years ago He has weird dreams This book is incredibly boring for the first 100 pages then some plot happens then it goes back to being boring The writing style is weirdly vague so you're not sure what's happening The author doesn't italicize internal dialog so you you can't identify what's Jared's internal thoughts and what might be someone telepathically communicating with him The building to the mysterious ending is NOT worth it and the book just kind of ends in an extremely dissatisfying way Also there's weirdly a LOT of racism and n words I understand this is during a racist time but c'mon manUnless you seriously love WW2 alt history don't bother

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Inadvertently poised at the bizarre urgent center of it all Spared fighting in Europe because of a bum hand Jared wishes he could join the cause instead of mindlessly sifting clay to be made into golems But there is something that preys on his dreams the devilish dwarf known as the Nain Rouge In his youth Jared once actually saw the Dwarf–a chilling creature that shows itself to individuals just before their demise Now the Nain Rouge appears to be coming back for Jare Didn't love this I felt many times throughout the story like yawning and putting the book down There were just so many other books clamoring for my attention and I just couldn't be bothered by the slow drag of this one Although I kept returning to it doggedly like a factory worker back to his job day after day Perhaps it was Mr Irvine's loving depiction of a daughter completely glued to her father perhaps it was the foggy heated exhaustion of a wartime city pumping out materia for the homefront perhaps it was the story of a protagonist who not too bright gets caught up in something much bigger than they are I didn't think that this was a stellar read but a lot of it stuck with me after I finished it I didn't give much of a damn for any of the side characters or even any of the nebulous antagonists but I cared deeply for the family at the core of the story I didn't even and this is a first for me give a damn about the supernatural elements which were a fundamental part of the world building of this novel I could've cared less for golems frost giants tengu etc also I was pretty perturbed that the author decided to pluralize 'tengu' as 'tengus' I could write it off as protagonist naivete but I don't know It rankled I loved the daughter and her strange wild courage I loved the wife and her reticence to accept anything But it wasn't enough It simply wasn't I felt like it tried to be a wartime noir but never uite achieved the efficiency that a noir ie Chandler Hammett would have been able to employ It gets tangled in its own mythologyI think this is a world worth exploring and I enjoyed my time in it but I think maybe I would have enjoyed another author's delve than Mr Irvine I might try his other offerings but I can't say I was wowed by this one

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The NarrowsD himselfMany have a profound interest in Jared’s childhood run in with the Dwarf–including a German spy Jared’s hateful foreman at the golem factory and a shape shifting Indian shaman But what could a simple man who earns a meager living possibly have to do with espionage and dark deeds While Jared toils invisibly in the bowels of Ford’s plant the answer is about to reveal itself in a cataclysm of mythic and sinister proportions From the Trade Paperback edition Jared Cleaves has problems Excluded from the army by a couple of bum fingers Jared contributes to WWII era Detroit’s war effort by building golems in a secret Ford factory removing scrap metal from lumps of clay that are then brought to life by a no nonsense rabbi Not only that but his wife makes money than he does his mother in law hates him and he’s haunted by dreams of a red skinned dwarf instigating Detroit’s fallSuch is the world of THE NARROWS by Alexander C Irvine It is a world in which magic is unusual but by no means unreal and the supernatural doesn’t preclude the daily grindMore