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An interesting story being told through the point of view of not only a homeless man, but one that's had a mental breakdown. Having lived in Portland while working construction it was easy to relate to this story and the locale. There is great character development that keeps you involved in the telling like a character driven story, but there are times where the delivery stutters. Clean editing and a good mystery make this a very enjoyable read.
The writer captures a specific era and persona of the Portland street scene. The character, circumstances and lifestyle paint a vivid picture of this gritty side of life. Mr Anderson is a very compelling story teller & I look forward to his next book.
Steve Anderson is such a talent. His books are always entertaining, thought provoking and skilfully written. Rain Down is the story of a homeless man that has lost his friend and co-worker Oscar. It’s hard to imagine having to stand on a street corner each day to see if there is any work available. One day he left Oscar on a building site still working, and he never saw him again. So begins his quest for answers, and since he doesn’t have a job or anyone to answer to, he strongly believes he has a good chance of discovering what has happened to him. Each night though he has to find a place to sleep, make sure he has enough money for food, and at the same time worry if someone is also after him. He doesn’t feel he deserves a name, after he walked away from his family, job and girlfriend, after trying to attempt suicide. A sore back a constant reminder of surviving his first attempt. One thing this Author does very well is the detail he puts into each character. I certainly enjoyed this story and I would recommend all of his books. Like this one, they are all very good.