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  • The Mars Room
  • Rachel Kushner
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 9781448190591

Rachel Kushner ☆ 5 Free read

Free read The Mars Room ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Rachel Kushner Rachel Kushner ☆ 5 Free read Er youth and her young son Jackson Inside is a new reality thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living which Kushner evokes with great humor and precisionStunning and unsentimental The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner’s work It is audacious and tragic propulsive and yet beautifully refined As James Wood said in The New Yorke. When a friend asked me whether I liked the book I was reading I told her It s refreshing A novel about women in prison I was dead serious It was only after my friend was losing it laughing so hard that I realized how weird my comment was Laughing now too I tried to defend myself I just get tired of straight old life there s so much regular out there Can I help it if I like to read about down and outers The truth is the dark is sometimes my light I prefer rain to sun for instance A friend once read that that was a sign of mental illness Really lolYes this book was refreshing with its grit and spit edge and energy It s mostly the story about Romy who s serving a life sentence for murder It s impossible not to feel sorry for her She had a bum lawyer and a crazy long sentence and she has a 7 year old kid who she most likely will never see againOh what a rich book Everyone is so vivid and real and nothing is sugar coated The prisoners are smart whacked desperate resigned sorry tough What stood out to me was the intense camaraderie and eually intense solitudeKushner humanizes the prisoners without going overboard There are no Tony Sopranos no big time killers who we are manipulated into feeling sorry for We see how the prisoners precarious life on the outside where they were barely surviving in the underbelly of society served as a catalyst and a preview of their doomed futures Something that stuck in my mind was how adaptable the prisoners were They learned how to survive They created a tribe a microcosm of society with its own rules and routines Lots of bartering for precious goods One thing I love is the way Kushner shows us how two opposite conditions a sense of isolation and a sense of community co existed Even though this is in no way a message book I couldn t help but think about the injustices done to prisoners For example there are two transgender characters and their situation is ten times worse than others It was horrifyingOne funny thing While I was reading I realized that the tone and content reminded me a lot of The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson a book I read recently and liked Turns out the author mentions Denis Johnson and his book Jesus Son his most famous book which I haven t yet read a few times in the book Pretty weird huh In fact a teacher at the prison gives Romy Jesus Son and after reading it she said I was paranoid he thought I was a no good ex junkie like the characters in the stories He said he gave it to me because it was excellent That it was one of his favorite books So it sounds like Kushner was maybe emulating one of her own favorite writers and wanted readers to check him out too And funny a complaint I had with The Largesse of the Sea Maiden applies to The Mars Room too The rich engrossing stories of far out characters somewhat interfere with the plot Both books read like a series of powerful vignettes I both liked and disliked this I loved hearing about the down and outers but I also wanted the plot to move along Sometimes the story would get disjointed because of the segues Plus there were new characters introduced late in the game Even though most of them were just passing through it often slowed me down Man I wish I weren t so picky but once I see a teensy little problem I can t un see it Two other minor complaints There was a point of view problem a couple of times which is always jolting Also there are a few yes just a few pages that seemed lecture y a side trip about rich vs poor and another about DostoevskyBut these complaints are all minor because the language is so damn rich the characters so vivid You really feel like you are sitting there with them the writer is amazingly good with prison details and the story sounds so authentic Kushner takes us into a world that most of us can t imagine she helps us imagine itReaders from San Francisco will love this book because Kushner paints a vivid picture of the city including street names district names etc It turns out that Kushner grew up in San Francisco and lived a life on the edge too In some ways she identified with her main character Romy although they were from different classesCheck out this great article on Kushner and the making of the book you must check out this particularly fantastic article in The New Yorker which talks about Kushner s unusual life and how it affected her writing The article also shows us that Kushner did her homework she got to know prisoners This makes the story that much authentichttpswwwnewyorkercommagazine20I am now officially fascinated by Kushner I must read her earlier novels I must And believe me I d sign up for her memoir in a San Francisco minute Hope someday she writes one Middle School The Worst Years of My Life youth and her The Day Louis Got Eaten young son Jackson Inside is a new reality thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living which Kushner evokes with great humor and precisionStunning and unsentimental The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner’s work It is audacious and tragic propulsive and Measuring Time yet beautifully refined As James Wood said in The New Yorke. When a friend asked me whether I liked the book I was reading I told her It s refreshing A novel about women in prison I was dead serious It was only after my friend was losing it laughing so hard that I realized how weird my comment was Laughing now too I tried to defend myself I just get tired of straight old life there s so much regular out there Can I help it if I like to read about down and outers The truth is the dark is sometimes my light I prefer rain to sun for instance A friend once read that that was a sign of mental illness Really lolYes this book was refreshing with its grit and spit edge and energy It s mostly the story about Romy who s serving a life sentence for murder It s impossible not to feel sorry for her She had a bum lawyer and a crazy long sentence and she has a 7 Jerusalem year old kid who she most likely will never see againOh what a rich book Everyone is so vivid and real and nothing is sugar coated The prisoners are smart whacked desperate resigned sorry tough What stood out to me was the intense camaraderie and eually intense solitudeKushner humanizes the prisoners without going overboard There are no Tony Sopranos no big time killers who we are manipulated into feeling sorry for We see how the prisoners precarious life on the outside where they were barely surviving in the underbelly of society served as a catalyst and a preview of their doomed futures Something that stuck in my mind was how adaptable the prisoners were They learned how to survive They created a tribe a microcosm of society with its own rules and routines Lots of bartering for precious goods One thing I love is the way Kushner shows us how two opposite conditions a sense of isolation and a sense of community co existed Even though this is in no way a message book I couldn t help but think about the injustices done to prisoners For example there are two transgender characters and their situation is ten times worse than others It was horrifyingOne funny thing While I was reading I realized that the tone and content reminded me a lot of The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson a book I read recently and liked Turns out the author mentions Denis Johnson and his book Jesus Son his most famous book which I haven t Bound to Submit yet read a few times in the book Pretty weird huh In fact a teacher at the prison gives Romy Jesus Son and after reading it she said I was paranoid he thought I was a no good ex junkie like the characters in the stories He said he gave it to me because it was excellent That it was one of his favorite books So it sounds like Kushner was maybe emulating one of her own favorite writers and wanted readers to check him out too And funny a complaint I had with The Largesse of the Sea Maiden applies to The Mars Room too The rich engrossing stories of far out characters somewhat interfere with the plot Both books read like a series of powerful vignettes I both liked and disliked this I loved hearing about the down and outers but I also wanted the plot to move along Sometimes the story would get disjointed because of the segues Plus there were new characters introduced late in the game Even though most of them were just passing through it often slowed me down Man I wish I weren t so picky but once I see a teensy little problem I can t un see it Two other minor complaints There was a point of view problem a couple of times which is always jolting Also there are a few Oil on Water yes just a few pages that seemed lecture Officer Nurse Woman The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War WarSocietyCulture y a side trip about rich vs poor and another about DostoevskyBut these complaints are all minor because the language is so damn rich the characters so vivid You really feel like Angel Be Good you are sitting there with them the writer is amazingly good with prison details and the story sounds so authentic Kushner takes us into a world that most of us can t imagine she helps us imagine itReaders from San Francisco will love this book because Kushner paints a vivid picture of the city including street names district names etc It turns out that Kushner grew up in San Francisco and lived a life on the edge too In some ways she identified with her main character Romy although they were from different classesCheck out this great article on Kushner and the making of the book Stepping Stone and Love Machine you must check out this particularly fantastic article in The New Yorker which talks about Kushner s unusual life and how it affected her writing The article also shows us that Kushner did her homework she got to know prisoners This makes the story that much authentichttpswwwnewyorkercommagazine20I am now officially fascinated by Kushner I must read her earlier novels I must And believe me I d sign up for her memoir in a San Francisco minute Hope someday she writes one

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Free read The Mars Room ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Rachel Kushner Rachel Kushner ☆ 5 Free read R her fiction “succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories all of them particular all of them brilliantly alive”“Kushner is going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight and wisdom we’ll be needing in hard times to come She is a novelist of the very first order” Robert Stone“Kushner is a young master I honestly don’t know how she is able to know so much and convey all of this in such a completely entertaining and mesmerizing way” George Saunders. The Mars Room pushed all the right buttons for me I liked Kushner s The Flamethrowers but this was something else altogether Here Kushner uses her talent to extraordinarily potent effect The story is set in the early 2000s focused primarily on Romy Hall who is in a women s prison for life for murder Kushner does a great job of showing the reality of Romy s life where she came from how she got to prison and her life in prison There is no sugar coating Romy s life is harsh and she is hard edged At the same time Kushner does a great job showing how smart resourceful and resilient Romy is But life has offered very few choices and plenty of traps to Romy Somehow I found the end heartbreaking but brilliant Besides Romy The Mars Room features a few other characters connected to Romy or life in prison Ultimately Kushner s book suggests that the path that gets women into prison is often laden with poverty addiction and abuse But her message is delivered without polemic or simplistic solutions By a strange coincidence today I tuned into Writers and Company which featured an interview with Kushner She describes the research she did about women in prison before writing The Mars Room If anything the interview added to my enthusiasm for the book A lot of thought empathy and research went into this oneHighly recommendedThanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy False Pretences young master I honestly don’t know how she is able to know so much and convey all of this in such a completely entertaining and mesmerizing way” George Saunders. The Mars Room pushed all the right buttons for me I liked Kushner s The Flamethrowers but this was something else altogether Here Kushner uses her talent to extraordinarily potent effect The story is set in the early 2000s focused primarily on Romy Hall who is in a women s prison for life for murder Kushner does a great job of showing the reality of Romy s life where she came from how she got to prison and her life in prison There is no sugar coating Romy s life is harsh and she is hard edged At the same time Kushner does a great job showing how smart resourceful and resilient Romy is But life has offered very few choices and plenty of traps to Romy Somehow I found the end heartbreaking but brilliant Besides Romy The Mars Room features a few other characters connected to Romy or life in prison Ultimately Kushner s book suggests that the path that gets women into prison is often laden with poverty addiction and abuse But her message is delivered without polemic or simplistic solutions By a strange coincidence today I tuned into Writers and Company which featured an interview with Kushner She describes the research she did about women in prison before writing The Mars Room If anything the interview added to my enthusiasm for the book A lot of thought empathy and research went into this oneHighly recommendedThanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

Summary ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Rachel Kushner

Free read The Mars Room ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Rachel Kushner Rachel Kushner ☆ 5 Free read From twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner whose Flamethrowers was called “the best most brazen most interesting book of the year” Kathryn Schulz New York magazine comes a spectacularly compelling heart stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary AmericaIt’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility deep in California’s Central Valley Outside is the world from which she has been severed the San Francisco of h. 2 12 stars It s taken me a long time to admit that I just didn t like The Mars Room very much Even as I was struggling to keep my eyes on the page keep reading and not get distracted by that piece of fluff on the floor I was doing my best to write a positive review in my headI thought I would love it It felt like I should What doesn t sound great about a gritty prison novel dissecting class wealth and other power structures in the penal system Diverse characters complicated family dynamics and unfair bullshit that sees poor working class women given shoddy legal representation Sign me up to be pissed off in the way that leads to 5 star ratingsBut I found this book so disjointed aloof and boring Even Romy s first person chapters felt distant and impersonal like she was looking down on events from far away and not living them Perhaps this is some kind of literary techniue but it did nothing except make me feel completely disconnectedI understand the importance of The Mars Room It takes a look at how socioeconomic factors affect rate of incarceration the uality of legal defense received and recidivism The protagonist 28 year old Romy Hall killed a man who stalked her incessantly for months but the jury didn t see any of that All they saw was the brutality of the crime Now Romy is serving consecutive life sentences in a California women s correctional facilityThese themes speak to something close to my heart the way poverty and background can deeply affect all aspects of a person s life I m very intrigued and angered by economic power structures and I m particularly interested in Marxist Feminism This book didn t have to work hard to sell me on its point it just had to keep me interested in its characters and the story being told And sadly that s where it failedThe story didn t flow It jumped around between perspectives and between first and third person in short choppy chapters Obviously any person with a heart would feel sorry for Romy but that s about the extent of the emotional connection I felt a kind of universal empathy for her but no personal attachment to her circumstances I also don t know why Doc s chapters were necessaryIt s strange how I felt like Kushner showed a lot of awful things happening but without conveying any of the emotion you would expect to go with them But maybe it s just me The early reviews have been glowingBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube