Violence

Violence[BOOKS] ✮ Violence By Richard Bausch – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In this shattering novel a man walks into a convenience store which turns out to be precisely the wrong place at the wrong time The near death and seemingly arbitrary survival of Charles Connally are In this shattering novel a man walks into a convenience store which turns out to be precisely the wrong place at the wrong time The near death and seemingly arbitrary survival of Charles Connally are rendered with a realism horror and compassion that explore the strands of brutality running invisibly through his life his wife's and perhaps that of the entire nation Author reading tour. As with many things in life perspective is always important I picked this book up expecting some sort of suspense novel and while there was always a sense of tension throughout at a high wire level this was about psychology of violence than violence itself One 15 or so page scene is the title basis a random robbery gone wrong that the protagonist just happened to be present for and survive However the core of the book was how he got to that spot with a rough childhood that he's not fully aware of and much how the action then impacted his mental state going forward Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and as someone who has gone through an uncontrollable change to personality and state of mind due to a relatively common family trauma I found myself drawn into the feelings of anxiety over the I don't know answer that came from the lead characters mouth freuently At one point these words really cut throughHe was perfectly aware that other people had been through the same or worse None of it had left much of a mark on him or caused him any trouble that he was aware of He knew intellectually that this was only a construction of his mind but it seemed to him that he had lived uite happily in a kind of sweet ignorance before he walked into the convenience store and he could not explain how everything inside him hoe and memory and the wish to be gentle should feel so wholly different now as though what had transpired in those terrible minutes in the middle of a night in Christmas week had somehow mixed in with it all and altered the chemistry that was himself emptying some poison into him He could not get out of the circle of his own thoughtsThe psychology of not just the main character Connolly but his wife and both their mothers and how it all intertwined just kept things pulsing along There are some dead spots early and at times it's a bit clunky but definitely worth the time to get a great look at the type of impact early life trauma can then have later when something is triggered This book sounded interesting But after a while it seems like reading a bunch of people whining I agree I have never experienced a traumatic sitution such as is written about in this book maybe if I had God Forbid I would feel positive about it Bausch is such an artist with the English language that it makes up for this book's occasional minor missteps Solid 35 This book explores how violence both domestic abuse and random violence effects and changes victims Really well done A powerful work I won't soon shake it Reg loaned me this silly book i thought he had read it but he was really just passing this awful thing on it wasn't THAT bad

Paperback  ¶ Violence MOBI ¿
  • Paperback
  • 293 pages
  • Violence
  • Richard Bausch
  • English
  • 04 March 2016
  • 9780679743798