John Olson is one of the most astute reviewers and writers in Seattle. His use of language is virtuosic. Today he takes on the work of a 24 year old novelist, Jarret Middleton. Here’s an excerpt of the review:
What I like best about this book is the notion that our largest adventures, our noblest conflicts, do not occur in the trenches of actual warfare or scaling, with frost-bitten fingers to the tops of Himalayan peaks, but occur within, are conflicts of self and soul, Eros and Thanatos.