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î Read Ï The Brave by Gregory McDonald Â 4,5 toilesJ ai ador cette lecture mais on ne va pas se mentir c tait tr s prouvant.
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Dans les premi res pages, on per oit Rafael comme un poivrot paum , qui donne l impression de ne pas bien comprendre ce que l oncle lui explique concernant le tournage du film et ses derniers instants sur terre, qui seront atroces lisez le chapitre 3 vos risques et p rils J avoue que de ne pas m tre encore attach e Rafael ce stade de l histoire m a permis de me distancier, de ne pas trop me prendre de plein fouet les horreurs qu il s engage subir pour 30000 La pleine mesure de toute cette horreur m a frapp e plus loin dans la By far, one of the most underrated books I ve ever come across The story that this book tells is completely petrifying and the vividness of the writing is absolutely astonishing The thought of this book conjures up all sorts of intense feelings in me I remember when I finished reading this book, on a particularly weird Halloween night, I had the distinct feeling of being surrounded by dusty bones Reading this book gives one the feeling of reading a dead person s final thoughts, and there s a dark and unflinching way about it that keeps the tale interesting The story itself is quite captivating, though because of how morbidly tragic and cruel it is than due to anything mysterious or unanswered The Brave is one of those books that is cold and direct, though sensibly so The starkness of the main character s journey somehow man Rafael S World Is A Place Where Armed Guards Patrol A Dump To Prevent Poor Families From Foraging Through The Garbage With His Family, Rafael Lives On The Edge Of The Refuse Heap In A Forgotten Corner Of America S Southwest Desperately Poor, He Is Determined To Give His Family Some Respite From Their Dire Poverty, Even If It Means Trading His Own Life To Do ItRafael Finds A Man Who Says He Will Pay Many Thousands Of Dollars In Exchange For His Life And So He Agrees To Star In A Snuff Film To say that Gregory McDonald s The Brave is one of the most nauseating books I ve ever read is not to say that there isn t plenty to recommend it to a certain type of reader The narrative is so inevitable, once I began reading after, say, the first 30 pages I felt like I was standing at the bottom of a steep hill watching a boulder gathering speed as it sped down toward me, a sort of Sisyphus in reverse But it isn t Sisyphus that McDonald had in mind, apparently, when writing The Brave it was Jesus Christ If you like your Christian allegories tinged with enough sadism to make your skin crawl again, all by page 30 , then The Brave is for you The Christ parallels are not heavy handed, but as inevitable as the plot movement There is an interrogation by a round faced smiling Pilate There is a last supper There is a crucifixion, of sorts that doesn t happen until after the novel ends, b I can honestly say that of all the books I have read and I am an avid reader , I can recall the images from this book easily than any other I read it when I was young, I m 57 now and it has stayed with me all these years Its not an easy book to read But it is very powerful and will make you think and feel than you might like I highly recommend it.
This book was a hard read and it banged around in my head for weeks afterward Couldn t stop feeling how sorry I was for the main character and everything that happened to the poor bastard If you re looking for the witty barbs and quick pace of Fletch and Flynn, this is not the book to pick up I m glad I read it, but I don t think I could read it again It d be like going back to the same bar when you got the hell beaten out of you the first time.
Comment peut on tre pauvre et heureux Comment des personnes peu scrupuleux peuvent ils profiter de la faiblesse d autrui Et ses violences gratuites sont plus que d rangeantes.
Malgr tout, Rafael reste convaincu de ses actions.
C est un livre qui m a beaucoup touch.
This book is the only one I ve read by Gregory McDonald but I was under the impression that the Fletch series is comedic The Brave is a very troubling look into the division between classes and how even people who might be considered poor the bus driver who used to be a drunk but then got a job look down on people poorer than themselves I always read this book urging Rafael to reconsider, to think about what Mister McCarthy is actually doing There are so many slights characters make towards Rafael that are infuriating, even by people he thinks are friendly to him I think the only tertiary character that doesn t treat Rafael completely like dirt is the woman behind him in line at the store.
This is one of the most depressing books I ve ever read It is every bit the downer that classics like 1984, The Jungle, and All Quiet on the Western Front are It gets so bad that, after a while, you dare yourself to turn the next page and see if it can get even worse And, quite often, it does.
This is the story of Rafael, a young alcoholic who lives in a shantytown on the edge of a municipal dump The dump is the primary source of income for the assortment of marginalized figures who pick through it in hopes of finding scrap metal to sell Most of that money goes to booze, with cheap food and other creature comforts placing a distant second However, the owners of the dump have taken to posting armed guards who shoot first and ask questions later Rafael, with a wife and three children to care En crivant ce livre, Gregory McDonald voulait d peindre la cruaut des plus puissants et la mis re humaine Il est au final parvenu donner une profonde dignit cette mis re.