Man in the Woods In his latest, Man in the Woods , Scott Spencer ( Endless Love ) revisits Kate, the seething alcoholic of 2003's National Book Award finalist… Man in the Woods In his latest, Man in the Woods , Scott Spencer ( Endless Love ) revisits Kate, the seething alcoholic of 2003's National Book Award finalist… 2010-09-14 Ecco Press
Book Review

Man in the Woods (2010)

Scott Spencer | Man in the Woods by Scott Spencer
Man in the Woods by Scott Spencer
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2010; Writer: Scott Spencer; Publisher: Ecco Press

In his latest, Man in the Woods, Scott Spencer (Endless Love) revisits Kate, the seething alcoholic of 2003's National Book Award finalist A Ship Made of Paper. Now a sober, spectacularly successful self-help 
 guru and fervent born-again Christian, she has finally found happiness with stoic craftsman Paul — a hard-earned détente soon unraveled by a shattering incident involving the book's titular, mysterious man. Spencer is a master of description, but he seems uncertain of his own narrative, and there's a jerky, unsettling rhythm to the dialogue that often unhinges it, ultimately squandering Woods' haunting premise. B

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2010 Published in issue #1120-1121 Sep 17, 2010 Order article reprints