Walking Through Quicksandby Published 30 Oct 2016
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What goes on inside our own minds will often be our undoing...
He had not always been such a lost cause. Not long before life was consumed by the poisonous chemicals that pumped through an addict's body, He was an active participant in what was considered society; with a beautiful wife, a home, a decent career. To an outside observer, life seemed perfect. But this story isn’t a happily-ever-after fairy tale. It’s the darkest parts of life, an internal battle of demons and, maybe, redemption.
Walking Through Quicksand Reviews
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
DNF at 51%.
I can't deal with this book anymore. The main character is a whining, unpleasant and self pitying mess, and a lot of the book didn't really make sense to me. It all felt like nonsense.
The good aspect of this book was the narration by Bob Dunsworth, who really felt like he became the character.
Recap: We follow the downward spiral of an addict who has lost everything.
Review: I started reading this book with absolutely no idea as to what the story actually was which made it an intriguing read. The author has used every descriptive word possible creating a very poetic prose but interestingly enough without bucket loads of cliches and repetitive phrases. We get the very real sense of despair, the slippery slope that he fell down and didn't want to climb back up from. I don't want to give away any spoilers but the reasons why the main character's life fell apart, what he went through and the ending are all very powerful.
The writing style of this author really makes you feel like you are there with the characters. Your instantly pulled into the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. Great book!
This is a dark dystopian tale of one man’s mind that has been ravaged by drugs. His life is a bizarre menagerie of tangled and disjointed chemically driven events.
The unreliable narrator is one of my favorite and this first person account was certainly of that persuasion. The narrator is both disdainful and seductive. Like a gash under a band aid, I had to keep turning the pages to find out if he succumbed to his gangrene plight.
The poetic prose made for slow reading and it took me a while to get that this was not a typical story or, in my opinion, a mystery. If you are looking for something non-mainstream, I recommend this book.
Brutally honest trip down the rabbit hole
I can't find the words to do this book the justice it deserves. The pain was long and slow. Gradual and sneaky. Like addiction, I did not realize how low things had gotten, until I joined the main character down at the bottom.
This book was hard to put down. Then I needed to put it down. Then I couldn't stop picking it up until I finished it.
I commend J.L . Hoyt. A Book this honest, deserves much respect.