So if you want a dark twisted southern tale with a twist check it out. After all when in real life do we ever meet people who emerge into our lives fully written, polished to perfection and willing to let us see the faults written in our own characters by knowing the absence in theirs? Other secrets begin to unravel and the casual cruelties of high school develop into acts of violence that threaten an entire city. Book Summary: The title of this book is A Density of Souls and it was written by. He will take you on a voyage that will make you think and will keep you reading well into the night. A nightmare that only got worse. From the first word to the final punctuation, this book intrigued me. You will soon be dense with memory And your memory dense with souls.
Four childhood friends in present-day New Orleans are torn apart by envy, passion, and a secret murder. Things start to fall apart and will bond them together. She watched Greg lower his face over Stephen and watched Stephen's blue eyes widen as the tip of Greg's nose grazed his. The novel is suspenseful, but, more, it shares the results of children and young adults lives as they try to fit into the changing environmental, cultural and social issues we all face. I found this not gory at all, but saddening. Multiple murders and mayhem; suicide and insanity; alcoholism and bulimia; rape, infidelity, incest; bullying, spousal abuse, and effed-up families; homosexuality and homophobia and rivers of tears ; New Orleans cemeteries; jocks and cheerle 3. And then I remembered that I started reading this book less than 24 hours ago and did not want to put it down.
Ask me not to stop the pain. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. Intricately weaving trough story lines past and present, it help my attention through out! Rice makes clear that he has the talent to go farif only his parsimonious cohorts will allow him room to breathe. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. You just want to protect him from all the cruel taunts and teasing. If you are looking for a delicate social chronicle of gay life in the New Orleans French Quarter, look elsewhere; this is not that book. Stone angels kept their backs to her as she crouched, her sneakers wedged on the platforms of the opposite tombs, craning her neck to catch a glimpse of Stephen's slender back and shock of blond hair as he stared down at his father's name.
I'd read your amazing review before I looked at my Facebook page and was blessed. There is a promise of a thrilling, engrossing story here, if only Christopher were willing to cut out all but the necessary charcters and keep the main plot points to two instead of a dozen. I had no idea what was getting into. Some people may find the Jordan-Stephen relationship is going too far as it's disclosed for what it really is but I think it 'fit' and is no less unsettling than other books in the past that have a twist to what's really going on within a relationship. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. I read it until it was done and then read the author's own reaction to it 13 years later.
The gay aspects of the book are handled in good taste and are not a reason to avoid the book. Nothing wrong with that- but it wouldn't be a book by a young man who is just about the same age as the characters he is writing about. Though it is clear that this book stands on its own merits, everything from the book design to the authors website is influenced by the publishers hopes of capitalizing upon Ms. I look forward to seeing what others find to love about it. The dark foreboding cover, the graveyard statue, and the title all suggested a spooky book, perfect for Halloween month.
I just wanted to go in there and slap a few people silly. As the true story emerges, other secrets begin to unravel with more dangerous, far-reaching consequences. In fact I could not relate to any of the characters, gay or straight, they were stereotypical and cliched. Do they have a dictionary of baby names to select character names and stay within the same letter of the alphabet? They passed high wrought-iron fences beyond which Doric and Ionic columns held up the facades of Greek Revival mansions, their screen porches shrouded in tangles of vines. A terrorist group with terrorist plots! I felt this was a super slow-burn but not in a bad way. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. The description of the hurricane was very realistic, and I've been through several although here, at least, we also have to watch out for fire ants who form large floating balls to try and survive the flooding.
Unfortunately, it seems to be a furnace that we all have to pass through on our way to adulthood. Here is the typical outcast, here is the typical scattering of childhood playmates, here is the typical sacrifice of simple pleasuresand at what cost? Everyone here is flawed, troubled, and broken. The writing is quite good, and a picture of the town and situation is handled nicely but I felt everything got very melodramatic very quickly. Rices quartet is a young man struggling with his homosexuality. I also find it hard to beli Definitely a good read, but several issues keep me from giving it 4 stars.
I had no idea before starting this that Christopher Rice is the son of Vampire author Anne Rice whose works I've never properly ready anyway but it was interesting to see that he had followed in his mother's footsteps, minus vampire's of course. This is not the whole story of A Density of Souls, though it is enough to say that most of the characters get their just desserts, including a reconciliation between Jordan and Meredith. Chronicling the lives of four tormented youths, 21-year-old author Rice's earnestly overwritten debut novel flails wildly and suffers from an identity crisis as awkward and vivid as that of his soul-seared characters. I read it while having breakfast and riding as a passenger in a car. And then I remembered that I started reading this book less than 24 hours ago and did not want to put it down. A Density of Souls is a stunning debut novel that uncovers the darker side of the teenage psyche.
But Christopher takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. When the friends are drawn back together, new facts about their mutual history are exposed and what was held to be a tragic accident is revealed as murder. I was particularly thrilled that you included the book trailer I put on Utube. The canopy of oak branches began at Jackson Avenue, by the bell tower of Bishop Polk Cathedral, which rose thirty feet into the air, its ceramic tiled portico crowned by a blinding gold-plated crucifix. The author, in his afterword, writes about how embarrassing this early effort is to him now and how he has toyed with the idea of rewriting it.