Just occasionally I read a book that is so good I cant believe it. This is one of those really special treasures. The author, Barney Norris, is young, English, and a very good playwright, so his use of language is wonderful. His book, Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain, is his first novel and is set in Salisbury, the wooded plain where the five rivers meet. The story is about five people all involved in different ways in the one car accident, and Norris has been able to make each of the five voices completely individual. If you need something wonderful to read, something really exciting, read this!