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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Half a Life, a memoir, by Darin Strauss - A review by Toni

I sat down and read this book a week ago, on a Thursday. I read the book in one sitting.  The writing style is magnificent and resonates as sincere and honest.  The memoir is articulated in a very deep, and moving way.   "Half my life ago, I killed a girl."  When Darin Strauss is 18, he is driving with friends in a car and a girl on a bike swerves across two lanes into his car and she dies.   The book is about a half a life of  thoughts, actions, and  memories all connected to a single life altering instance in this young man's life.  It is  powerful and emotionally rich. It is one of the best bits of honest prose that I have read in a long time.  You can open up the book on any given page and find a piece of incredible soulful writing.

I received this advanced readers edition of the book a year ago from Random House.

*** photo taken from the Author's Website.

edited for a correct link and grammar.. sheesh!

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I thought this book was excellent as well.

Lilly @ (LillysBookIsland) said...

it sound as good book ,,, i will make sure to check it out soon :)

darinstrauss said...

Hi
Glad you liked my book. Email me at darinstrauss@hotmail.com and I'll send you some stuff.... thanks@
Darin

Libby said...

This sounds SO compelling. Adding to my TBRs!

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