The Shock of the Fall
This eBook features an extra chapter by the author exclusive to this edition.‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after... show more
This eBook features an extra chapter by the author exclusive to this edition.‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
Publish date: 2013-05-09
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
A few years ago, I went through a phase where I read tons and tons of books about characters with illnesses. I quickly burned myself out on them because they all started to feel similar. I was hesitant to read The Shock of the Fall because I’m still feeling the illness-book burnout. However, the aut...
You know those movies that critics go rave about forever, and ever, and ever, and ever, but when you watch it, it's like meh? The Shock of The Fall was one of those types, but it's, well, a book. Obviously. Maybe this isn't my type of book, maybe I wasn't in the right place to read it, or for anothe...
I was going to do a post including all my top reads of 2014, but I felt that this book stood out so much that it warrented a post all of its own. Also, which is especially good for me, it means I can be lazy and not do a post with multiple books! As I'm sure you know by now, I don't award five-sta...
Admittedly, this isn't the kind of book I'd usually go for. I tend to lean towards fantasy or high-concept escapism, rather than books dealing with real-world problems. However, I'm glad I gave this one a try. The book is written from the perspective of a young man dealing with grief induced schiz...
I have so many thoughts and feeling about this book. This review won’t be logical, and I apologise if it descends into my nonsensical ramblings of how much I adore it. Because adore it I do. Adoration, admiration, excellence, importance, poignancy; these are all words that come to mind when thinking...
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