Deliverance by James Dickey

Four friends from Atlanta embark on a canoe trip in the remote wilderness of Georgia, expecting a fun, adventurous weekend. However, their journey quickly turns into a nightmare when they are brutally attacked by a pair of backwoods locals. The friends are forced to kill their attackers in self-defense, leading to a harrowing escape down the river and through the woods, pursued by vengeful locals. The experience forever changes their lives, leaving them with deep physical and psychological scars.

The 756th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 487

Since this book was first published in 1970, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 487.0.

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