The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
Adam Strand isn’t depressed. He’s just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself—39 times. No matter the method, Adam can’t seem to stay dead; he awakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others’ concerns. But when his self-contained,... show more
Adam Strand isn’t depressed. He’s just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself—39 times. No matter the method, Adam can’t seem to stay dead; he awakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others’ concerns. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing—not even death—can sever those bonds.
Publish date: February 21st 2013
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
It was the concept of this book that had me hooked. For it is true, Adam Strand tried to kill himself 39 times and was unsuccessful 39 times. He knows a lot about the subject and he has tried many different methods but somehow he has failed in all his attempts. Adam was ten when it started. It was a...
The GoodThe writing. This book's prose is very poetic. Adam's musings about life, death, and the people around him are enlightening and insightful. I love books like this that hold a mirror up to your own life and the people in it, forcing you to see things from an entirely different perspective.The...
Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-39-deaths-of-adam-strand-by-gregory.htmlI don't really know how to explain this book. The concept of the story is good and new but it left me empty.Adam has killed himself 39 times: "18 times by jumping (from bridge or building or other high place and onc...
A dark and riveting tale, this book makes you think...I like dark books. Books that questions things that go on in the world and what it would be like to just know all the answers. Adam is in search of answers to questions he can not answer. He takes death as freedom from everything. I like that the...
Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.I don't know what it is about books with suicide, but when they end, I'm always left with this huge profound sense of peace. Does anyone else get that feeling, or is it just me? Maybe it's that the content is so out there, yet SO FREAKING true and sad ...