KINDLE [Real Life]


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    KINDLE [Real Life] Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Brandon Taylor Though it pains me to write it this book and I just did not fit well together much at all I appreciate some of what it portrays the struggles of Wallace a gay black biochemistry graduate student living in the Midwest Brandon Taylor does an excellent job of showing the anger and then learned helplessness Wallace experiences due to overt and subtle racism throughout the book Wallace’s sadness – from his trauma with his family f

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    KINDLE [Real Life] Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Brandon Taylor Review Real Life Contemplative and absorbing Real Life reflects on what it means to live authentically Unfolding over the course of a single

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    KINDLE [Real Life] I can’t figure out if it’s me or the books I’ve been reading but I feel like I’m in a bit of a reading slump after a strong beginning in 2020 It took me forever to read Real Life It’s getting a fair bit of attention and is on several books to watch in 2020 lists but I found it hard to keep focused on the narrative Wallace

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    Review Real Life Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Brandon Taylor Brandon Taylor ´ 6 Summary Longer review to come Thanks so much to Riverhead Books for the review copy clearly I adored this book and I’m so glad I got to read it

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    Review Real Life Brandon Taylor ´ 6 Summary Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Brandon Taylor Now shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize Better to imagine his friends happy than to see their unhappiness up close And unhappy they certain

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Review Real Life

Real Life Review ´ 6 A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZEA NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE“A blistering coming of age story” O The Oprah MagazineA novel of startling intimacy violence and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town from an electric new voice Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a bioch. find this review others on my blog This review would be a lot easier to write if Brandon Taylor weren t so good Real Life was like a crush an obsession It seemed almost to beckon me like a half curled hand and when I finished reading it I sat in the state of suspension that often comes over me at the end of a particularly good book the sense of coming slowly back to awareness of the world outside my mind and finding it echoing with a uiet that wasn t so much silence but sound turned inside outOn the surface Brandon Taylor s debut novel Real Life is the story of a gay black biochemistry student named Wallace from a small town in Alabama studying in an unnamed predominantly white Midwestern university But that barely touches the experience of reading this novelThe first element that makes Real Life so distinctive is the writing Taylor has an unerring talent for acutely translating emotion into concrete sensation to slide readers into his character s space where they experience everything from the inside Taylor s descriptions have shores depths a purpose and a shape they re not just formless and opaue stretching out to every horizon He writes as if he is closing his eyes and imagining he was opening other eyes that would look inward instead of out But as fine and vivid as that deep soul probe is Taylor zooms outward just as deftly marking everything no detail too small to escape his notice reflecting Wallace s own tendency to see himself in every aspect of existence around him This I think is the kind of prose that wants to be than just read It wants to be heard and tasted and felt The kind that slides between your ribs and opens you up like a reliuary full of old forgotten memoriesTaylor peeks into Wallace s state of troubled uiet aloneness with both rigor and poetic license A mind is a place a landscape a wilderness a city a world that you could pace in endless restless circuits and never find its edges And Wallace s is a world unto itself pulled tight and secretive his thoughts sinking deep undetected like underground water You are so determined to be unknowable one of his friends feeling like he could no reach Wallace than he could fly into the air tells him at one point But no matter how good the mind is at hiding things it cannot erase them It can only conceal and concealed things are not goneI saw myself in Wallace in the weariness to his edges like fraying cloth It was as though Wallace s character evoked in me something that had the size and shape of a memory but inversed or pulled inside out I recognized in his manner a familiar loneliness a forlornness That unbearable claustrophobia of the soul that comes through with powerful clarity in this novel no walls to throw an echo back you clap and clap but nothing answers back It was hard to keep reading at times as though with every page I left something essential of me behindTaylor captures it all with devastating honesty and vulnerability Wallace s longing for a person for a world for a sense of self The remembered violence of his past which he was in most agony to hide but which was working its way into every crevice of his life transmuting itself into an all pervasive self hatred and shame The sadness in his anger the guardedness of his grief over his recently dead father A need growing inside his chest like a fruit splitting its rind to shed his skin snakelike and fling himself into the seething unknown Wallace s lust and his tremulous relationship with Miller which had a wild manic uality to it something hectic and unhinged and a little perilous about it Academia and how it was twofold for Wallace it sidelined him Wallace feels bottlenecked in the narrow halls of his predominantly white school pressed together like tinned fish with people waiting for him to set foot in an unpropitious spot and prove their assumptions about him but it also shepherded him It was the invisible nautilus shell protecting him from the world hope laced and cruel and if he should lose it he might not survive his life Real Life is also a razor sharp exploration of how people can live shoulder to shoulder yet remain invisible to each other There is an edge to Wallace a hard collision with life that his friends and colleagues most of whom are white hadn t known in their soft cocoons Micro aggressions are examined so familiar that my heart often felt like someone had touched a lit match to it and midway through Real Life Wallace makes a painful observation There will always be this moment There will always be good white people who love him and want the best for him but who are afraid of other white people than of letting him down His friends might listen and nod but the doors behind their eyes are closed and their complacent silence proves to be as much a violation as a black eye or a sprained wrist None of this is fair writes Taylor None of this is good Wallace knows But he also knows that the point is not fairness The point is not to be treated fairly or well The point is to get your work done The point is results That is the tyranny of real lifeIn those passages and so many others like it we see the purifying rage of Taylor s prose The novel offers itself up bare and vulnerable for its readers so they don t have to take on the daunting task of finding language to make sense of what they are feeling We live in a culture that makes such little effort to understand the experiences of ueer people of color let alone help us understand our own But Real Life is a scream that ensures visibility It rings a bell deep inside striking a resonant vibrating note that makes you nod yes with recognitionSensual defiant and highly inward this fiercely honest debut will linger long past the last page A must read ko fi blog twitter tumblr

Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Brandon TaylorReal Life

Real Life Review ´ 6 Em degree An introverted young man from Alabama black and ueer he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood For reasons of self preservation Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends some dating each other some dating women some feigning straightness But over the course of a late summer weekend a series. I can t figure out if it s me or the books I ve been reading but I feel like I m in a bit of a reading slump after a strong beginning in 2020 It took me forever to read Real Life It s getting a fair bit of attention and is on several books to watch in 2020 lists but I found it hard to keep focused on the narrative Wallace is an African American graduate student in biochemistry at a mid western university He comes from a brutal impoverished family in Alabama He is gay His father died recently The story focuses on a weekend in Wallace s life amongst his classmates when his emotional life seems to unravel He feels out of place and misunderstood But there are no better places on the horizon The author paints an intimate portrait of alienation It s well written and delves deep into contemporary interpersonal dynamics but I didn t feel very engaged by the story or the characters Perhaps it was too much of a micro emotional exploration for my current tastes Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

Brandon Taylor ´ 6 Summary

Real Life Review ´ 6 Of confrontations with colleagues and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight white classmate conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power a story that asks if it’s ever really possible to overcome our private wounds and at what cos. Longer review to come Thanks so much to Riverhead Books for the review copy clearly I adored this book and I m so glad I got to read it

  • Hardcover
  • 329
  • Real Life
  • Brandon Taylor
  • English
  • 05 March 2020
  • 9780525538882