Alexievich lets each of the veterans own their narrative, giving us brief glimpses from a hundred different perspectives… voices of defiance, reluctance, denial of the war, its glorification, the tragedy, the acceptance… conflicting stories, each narrative is private, emotional and coloured by personal biases… but authentic, you know? Human.
This post should be called: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – the good, the bad and the ugly. Here goes nothing.
Scribd is a delicious virtual labyrinth that keeps revealing its many mysteries, slowly and steadily. It’s been working out well and I find myself buried in the most unexpected books. Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman was one such delight. Let me give you selected snippets from the Goodreads summary: “A phone call from a soon-to-be-deceasedContinue reading “Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman”
*trigger warning for sexual abuse SO I’m still in that phase of “I don’t know what to do with this site.” I’ve done something with it, but I’m not yet happy with what I’ve done. However, I did read this book recently and it has certainly been difficult to get my mind off it. SoContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell”