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characters The Nickel Boys ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Assee is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy he finds himself trapped in a grotesue chamber of horrors Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinuent” Turner which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive that the world is crooked and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble As life at the Aca The Nickel Boys a book about the horrors of a fictional reformatory school in 1960s Southern USA was my first experience reading Colson Whitehead I was excited to read this literary powerhouse author of nine novels one of which won the Pulitzer prize in 2017 As I dug into the book I recognised right away that it is written very well some might say flawlessly In fact I wouldn t dare to critiue it on that level Its structure pacing etc are exemplaryExemplary yet I was left wanting I wanted to hear the author s voice Instead I felt I was reading something dare I say generic conventional predictable safe It didn t feel original I had an eerie feeling that I d read a slightly different version of this before Of course I hadn t but I was still plagued by this haunting feeling that these pages could have been written by any number of other peopleI was oddly unaffected by the characters as well as the plot twist which I registered with a relatively low level of emotion I m disappointed to feel this way The subject matter is obviously important and I did appreciate the struggle the main character had in his attempts to live out the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr to love his oppressors while suffering and waiting for victory I understand the theme of beaten down damaged broken idealism I can eat that shit up with a spoon I wanted Colson Whitehead to use that theme to torture me transport me touch me and teach me It s hard to read a book with a worthy subject such as this one but feel a lack of connection Earlier this year I read A Woman is No Man and had a similar experience In that case it was mainly due to a lack of writing finesse In The Nickel Boys the writing was all there but for me a sense of daring a signature a vital something was missing Something that would have told me I wasn t just reading another book about racial atrocities in the 1960s but one that scalds as I close the last page one that is branded with the author s uniue powers

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characters The Nickel Boys ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Demy becomes ever perilous the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children The Nickel Boys is a devastating driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers 45 stars for a great book and sad times all around Appreciate the way the main characters uestion Dr King s notion of still loving those who are cruel to you Elwood s precociousness and Turner s heroism are so admirable and endearing The plot twist is great too Whitehead is a skilled writer but I do wish his prose opened up to of Elwood s emotional psyche rather than his journalistic tone which limits the internal narrative and emotional experience Since this is a story based on reality we could have read a Wikipedia page or a journal instead I wish Whitehead had seized the opportunity of differentiating his fictional story with an added layer of emotional depth Regardless of that personal preference though it s still a great book

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characters The Nickel Boys ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Winner of the 2020 Pulizer Prize for FictionIn this bravura follow up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida When Elwood Curtis a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallah Five blood freezing rage boiler pump sueezer creator of several lumps on your throat tear jerker wake up call for all the injustice unacceptable unfair wrongdoings of the system stars As soon as I closed the book I just sat for at least two hours paralyzed did nothing lost confused agitated speechless deeply wholeheartedly painfully sorry for the characters and all the suffering they had to endure The worst thing is I didn t read a fiction I definitely read something based on true stories When you re surrounded by your own choices which make you feel safe and careless and stick to your daily routine reach out to your own comfort zoneyou always tend to forget what happens at the outside This book makes you remember it with a harsh vulgar ugly slap on your face It makes you remember outrageous darkest shameful era of American history It starts with Elwood s story who is smart who likes comic books so much who is hard worker and who has bright future by starting his college education But everything changed as soon as he found himself a stolen car and accused wrongly as a thief was sent to Nickel Academy segregated juvenile full of racism torture abuse brutality Elwood seems like a na ve who still thinks he could fight against injustice corruption repression in the school As soon as he meets with cynical smart practical Turner who finds his partner in crime to survive in this jungle You can find the great balance and mash up of many produced perfect stories of injustice in this book starting from Kill a Mockingbird Fruitvale Station Do the right thing When They See Us Shawshank Redemption If you could survive after reading brutal aggressive raw raging things that the characters endured and fought against by sharpening their survival skills and have a good stomach to absorb the details you re gonna read because there are so many truths hidden inside between the lines this book is great way to face the other side of frightening human history that encourages you do something by raising your voice and stop acting like three wise monkeys by opening your eyesThe ending was another surprise and gut wrenching twist knocks you outI wanted to finish my review with the remarkable words of Martin Luther King Jr s uote Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly Sigh SighSigh I think I will continue to sit speechless lost shaken angsty sadI need time to absorb what I ve just readbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  • Kindle Edition
  • 213
  • The Nickel Boys
  • Colson Whitehead
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
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