Can t help but to feel pulled into the orbit of her strange magnetic chaos in this storyThis
book toes the line between realism and absurdism It reminded me of Chuck Palahniuk in toes the line between realism and absurdism It reminded me of Chuck Palahniuk in style and sense that
the characters live in this world of topsy turvy pandemonium and find it fairly normal all that tumult characters live in this world of topsy turvy pandemonium and find it fairly normal all that tumult just background noise to their own specific and absurd issue I truly loved very second and highly recommend this one My thanks to Soft Skull Press for sending this one my way to read and review King of Joy isn t xactly the novel your High School English teacher asked you to read It s not written necessarily In A Linear Fashion At a linear fashion At it s dreamlike prose than novel There s a lot of free form stream of consciousness But what you get is an intense character study of a young girl from her teenage years in a broken home to her married years to her descent to drugs and porn and an nchanted island surrounded by hippos It s scary to see you made it through a night you don t remember The feeling is like yeing a speeding car rush past you missing you by an inch or a secondCorvus has nothing left to lose Her mind is a miasma of sharp. She could have imaginedWritten in Richard Chiem’s singular style this debut novel is ual parts sledgehammer and sweet song a neon pulsing portrait of grief King of Joy tells the triumphant Le valeureux guerrier electrifying story of one woman’s uest for survival against all odds and serves as a reminder that resilience can be foundven in our most hopeless moment. Was clever sometimes disorienting Reminded me of Dennis Cooper at times that sort of calm out of body terror Sometimes when I take a book on the bus I ignore it for Snowflakes on the Sea easier distractions like looking at my phone or out the window But I couldn t wait to open up King of Joyvery day before and after
WORK I ALSO WANT TO THANKI also want to thank book for reminding me about Death Grips This book is kind of like a Death Grips song Hippos and porn stars and pit bulls oh myThis is uite a novel A meditation on grief Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy emotional and physical connection and the ways we cope when that thread is severed while at the same time managing to be uite humorous and wildly absurdThe novel is told in a fever dream style lacking punctuation for dialogue and telling the second half of the story before the first half Every stylistic choice Chiem makes in this work only serves tomphasize dramatic and motional pulse of the climax and you re going to feel it A gut punch to be sure One you don t see coming at the same time that it is as obvious as a freight train A self destructive heroine who shines brightly in her secret interior life Corvus meaning raven in Latin the reader. Vie of her lifeAfter a tragic loss Corvus finds a sadness so great she cannot imagine it away Instead she finds Tim a pornographer with unconventional methods who offers her a new way to cannot imagine it away Instead she finds Tim a pornographer with unconventional methods who offers her a new way to into movies But when a sinister plot of greed and betrayal is revealed Corvus must fight to reclaim her independence and discovers she is stronger than ven.
Summary King of JoyI finished this an hour ago and maybe
HAVE STARTED TO COLLECT MY THOUGHTSstarted to collect my thoughts all I ve been doing since it nded There is so much here It s a small book but it has so much I love it I recommend it to anyone with tastes left of the mainstream but as much as it s concerned with drugs sex Death Grips King of Joy is deeply mpathetic and secretly so warm hearted it never comes off as a style piece It s like if Brett Easton Ellis spent his youth meditating and taking mushrooms instead stealing his friends coke Or a version of Jesus Son directed by Terrence Malick Stray thoughts The female characters are in much sharper focus and sympathetic than the MALE CHARACTERS THAT THEY RE DRAWN characters That they re drawn convincingly is a rare feat for a male author So many feels in this book and for the most part they feel Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival earned The story moves naturally and with its own logic like underwater currents I am totally rooting for Corvus Chiem uses narrative whitespace so well such large lives are suggested with such swift sentences Gained a new appreciation for hippos Also pit bulls I love the strange subtly cinematic arc of the story The way it unfolds and comes together. Corvus has always had an overactive imagination Growing up she develops a uniue coping mechanism she can imagine herself out of any situation no matter how terrible To get throughach day Corvus Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, escapes into scenes from fantasy novels pop songs and actionadventure movies and survives by turning theveryday into just another role to play in the mo.