Deliverance Author:James Dickey There are very few writers like James Dickey and few novels as suspenseful, as terrifying as "Deliverance." It begins as innocently as a Boy Scout hike; it ends after a perilously adventurous canoe trip that includes an unprovoked attack by malicious strangers, homosexual rape, murder and revenge...stomach-churning thrills...a mind-shattering ... more »nightmare in the wilderness...surging ahead on sheer power...I didn't want to put it down. You won't either. (Review from "The Washington Post."« less
I read this book quite a few years ago and remember it vividly. The review that I quoted from the back cover is really correct!! The movie that was made from it is just about as frightening as the book.