“O, to what malevolent, festering power will I attribute the terrible wrath that has been incurred against me? To which god of the earth, sea, or sky, to which calculating, demonic power of nature - to which enduring creature's scorn should I give thanks for the dark procession of statues that now encircles me like lions stalking the gladiator of Rome, for this monstrous t“O, to what malevolent, festering power will I attribute the terrible wrath that has been incurred against me? To which god of the earth, sea, or sky, to which calculating, demonic power of nature - to which enduring creature's scorn should I give thanks for the dark procession of statues that now encircles me like lions stalking the gladiator of Rome, for this monstrous tribunal of angels that stands now not far away? I can see nothing good, nothing whole. Everything is broken and silent. Stone and grey is my world, and yet I can still remember a place long ago that was not this dark.”Such are the thoughts of David Berkowitz, an old and broken man living in an old and broken world who has finally decided – at the last possible moment – to try and face his past with whatever strength he has left.His is a story of love, loss, and betrayal – and of never quite moving on. It also a story of one human being's struggle against drugs and insanity. Set almost completely in his college days, we experience with David the passion and folly of youth, of freshness and discovery, and the bitter taste of condemnation.Will he finally be able to set the past aside and meet his own death with the peace he was always yearning for?...
|Title||:||The Grey Life|
|Number of Pages||:||290 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Grey Life Reviews
As an editor, I had some structural and grammatical issues with this book, especially in regard to the author's lack of commas after prepositional phrases and his inconsistency in regard to his quotation marks. However, once I got past that, I found the concept and characters to be fascinating. The authors is, by far, a great storyteller and has the ability to draw you into his story. Great book, great author. I recommend this book!
This book is a First Reads bood that I won. I am thankful for the opportunity to win a book. I've been plowing through the first 60 pages of this book and I'm sorry to say that it's just not my cup of tea. The book follows the main character, David, as he decides to go to college. While there he falls into the wrong crowd and things go downhill from there. David seems to live in the past reliving the loss of his "one and only true love".
This is the story of David Berkowitz who while attending Johns Hopkins University fell in with a group of unlikely friends. There they do a lot of drugs, LSD, coke, and smokes a lot of weed. Life passes David by and he has done nothing with his life but it doesn't matter because David lives his life in the past and the girl he loved and lost. I really tried to like this book but found it tedious and confusing. I won this book from Goodreads.
Got to Chapter 7 and had to stop for now......I do not dislike the book, just have enough crap going on in my own life right now to try to focus and get through this book....so I will send this book back to the shelf to try again another day.....does not feel right to give any stars since I have yet to form a true opinion.