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    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

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    I loved this novel It is rich with detail the plot twists in a really interesting way the novel's structure is pretty brilliant and overall this is an ambitious book that was really well executed It is a coming of age story where that coming of age is warped by the atrocities of a school for boys in segregated Florida As Elwood awakens to t

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    with a tightly plotted and masterfully crafted story this book absolutely demands to be read i can only say that i think it would have benefitted from a less nonfiction esue writing style at times but even with my writing preferences i definitely see why this has received so much praise and would recommend it to anyone

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    Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeColson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling but which is informed by the darkest most shameful and ugliest period of American history explored through the lives of two young boys set in the early 1960s Civil Rights time and al

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    The Nickel Boys a book about the horrors of a fictional reformatory school in 1960s Southern USA was my first experience reading Colson Whitehe

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    uick updateMeeting Colson Whitehead last night was great He was so hilarious I don’t think one person in the room expected him to be as funny as he was A gorgeous man funnier than any of us could imagine He stayed away from the seriousness of the topics in his books A little uote from Colson about book genres Colson said there are only 2

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    The thought of this book stirs up a pain so sharp it almost seems my flesh lay openThere is so much I can’t figure out how to say

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    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 t

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    True to form Colson Whitehead delivers another well written deep story that while incredibly devastating deserves to be told The Nickel Boys is fictional account based on the true horrifying Dozier School for Boys in good ol’ Florida which Whitehead references at both the beginning and end of the book ”You can hide a lot in an acre in the dirt” I was immediately a fan of Elwood the main character a virtuous teena

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    Before starting this novel I had read several interviews with Colson Whitehead and reading them added to my understanding of THE NICKEL BOYS Mr Whitehead chose to write about a piece of history which even he had known noth

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REVIEW Ì THISISWHYYOUREFESTIVE.CO.UK Ø Colson Whitehead

Irly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy he finds himself trapped in a grotesue chamber The Nickel Kindle 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 t uick updateMeeting Colson Whitehead last night was great He was so hilarious I don t think one person in the room expected him to be as funny as he was A gorgeous man funnier than any of us could imagine He stayed away from the seriousness of the topics in his books A little uote from Colson about book genres Colson said there are only 2 types of books in the world those you like and those you don t Super man Super authorSuper fun listening to him speak Audiobooknarrated by JD Jackson and Colson WhiteheadI m seeing Colson Whitehead this week in Santa Cruz at a book reading With much to admire about his body of work as an author and humanitarian it will be exciting to meet him The Nickel Boys is a fictitious story inspired by truth of what happened at the state run institution The Dozier Florida School for Boys that took place at the height of the Civil Rights Movement The Nickel Academy was an establishment for boys in Tallahassee Florida in the 1960 s It was a place where society didn t much care what happened to the boys who attended Some were orphans Others considered juvenile delinuents even for very minor wrongdoings The horrific atrocities that took place was sickening disturbingdehumanizing brutal unfathomable abuseincluding torture rape and murder BEYOND AWFUL in other words We follow the story of young Elwood Curtishis friend Turner and other boys as they describe their trips to the White House The stories are agonizingElwood was a decent better than decent young man with high marks in school with an idealistic outlook on human justice and racial euality but one day being in the wrong place at the wrong time got him sent to The Nickel Academy Elwood the kid who believed in justice civil rights before most did listened to Martin Luther King regularly got a huge ugly awakening at The Nickel SchoolHis dreams were shattered at the reformabusive school He struggled to understand all that was happening inside the walls of that institution But it was the goodness and memories of his grandmother and MLK that gave him hope to keep fighting for what was right I appreciate the importance of learning all that I didnot only from this book alone but from reading a little about the true horror stories at Florida s Dozier school in Marianna Floridawhich just recently and finally closed its doors in 2011 Over the past decade hundreds of men have come forward to tell the gruesome stories of abuse and the terrible beatings they suffered Listening to this story felt flat and monotonous at times I felt detached emotionally but intellectually I was appalled The writing was beautiful but I also felt detached from it through listening anyway Then I debated the uestion was this detachment best for this story Was it intentional or was it me Part of me thinks yes part of me thinks no to both uestions I hope to resolve this issue for myself after listening to Colson speak about this book I have a hunch that I ll connect with the physical book than I did the Audiobook andor connect with things differently after listening to Colson Whitehead speak this coming Thursday night I m looking forward to meeting him hearing him speak very muchThanks to my friend Margie for lending me her Audiobook so I didn t have to show up blind at the book reading this week

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He Academy 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 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 power The thought of this book stirs up a pain so sharp it almost seems my flesh lay openThere is so much I can t figure out how to say in words right now My heart feels as raw as a burn a feeling made all the resonant by the realization that the story is inspired by true events that it captures between its pages the remembered violence of America s history fathomless and ugly Colson Whitehead refuses to do their reader the dishonor of the lies the comfortable omissions and I m glad for itA must read

REVIEW Ì THISISWHYYOUREFESTIVE.CO.UK Ø Colson Whitehead

Winner of the Pulizer Prize for FictionIn this bravura follow up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning 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 s Tallahassee is unfa 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