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10 thoughts on “Imagine Me Gone

  1. says:

    45 starsAs someone who has dealt with mental illness in his family I found Imagine Me Gone so honest and redemptive Adam Haslett confronts the tough uestions that come with loving someone in pain how much do you try to save someone before you have to let them save themselves? How do you act with compassion when it feels like everyone needs than you had to begin with? Where do you draw the line between wanting someone to live for

  2. says:

    Anyone one who has any type of mental illness or who has a family member or friend who has struggled with one knows how pervasive it is All consuming bigger than life itself so it is not surprising that this book is very difficult to read disturbing and heartbreaking Yet the author does a wonderful job explaining not only the inner

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    Update 42016 I wrote this review yesterday I'm still thinking about this family and the challenges they lived with After talking to a friend about a disturbing scene I have chosen to 'update' this review to give a 'warning' I don't wa

  4. says:

    5ish stars What a uietly devastating book It's written so naturally just following the lives of its characters over decades without seeming like it's trying to make a statement or push an agenda Haslett does not shy away from asking some tough uestions and doesn't give easy answers He brilliantly explores the themes of the novel f

  5. says:

    Imagi e Me G ne by Adam Haslett is a 2016 Little Brown and Company publication Once I have chosen a book that is p

  6. says:

    The Hook Many fine reviews from my GR friends I saw this book everywhere When it was on sale in e book format I jumped at the opportunity to join the fans The Line Interestingly I did not highlight one word in this bookThe Sinker – More was promised than delivered This is a difficult statement for me to make about a book that has garnered such high praise I liked it I didn’t love it Though well written Imagie Me Go

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    NO SPOILERSFull disclosure book abandoned at page 57 out of 357 pagesThis book starts with a contemplative tone

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    5★This should be a terribly depressing book but it seems to be written with such affection for the characters who all loved each other that I cared about them and the places they went Lots of walks seeing scenery that included mushrooms “those extraordinary zigzags of brown crescents wending their way up the bark of the older

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    5 starsI guess I'm going to have to adjust my Best Novels of 2016 listWhat kills me is I had Adam Haslett's Imagine Me Gone on my e book ueue for well over six months Even after the announcement of its inclusion on the National Book

  10. says:

    I've put off writing this review for far too long because I just don't know what to say It did draw me in at the beginning but then kept me at a distance from the characters In the story a fathers mental illness is passed to one of the sons and is told through his eyes While this gave me an inside look at the thoughts and actions of one with such an illness it also distanced me from the deeper emotions of the family I was left with a feelin

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Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Adam Haslett

When Margaret's fiancé John is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London she faces a choice carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition or back away from the suffering it may bring her She decides. Anyone one who has any type of mental illness or who has a family member or friend who has struggled with one knows how pervasive it is All consuming bigger than life itself so it is not surprising that this book is very difficult to read disturbing and heartbreaking Yet the author does a wonderful job explaining not only the inner life of the sufferer but giving voice to all family members He treats his characters with insight respect and compassion Michaels story is the most impactful in this novel his story like the illness itself is large larger than the other family members who tell their stories This family though has suffered plenty already and it is amazing how they all care for each other try to take care of each other Protect their mother and try continuously to help their brother We get a pretty clear picture of Michael s illness his obsessiveness through his musings his outlandish stories but the author also tries to show Michael as a person separate from his illness his interest in music and his record collection black history and reparations Although everything he does is carried to the extreme anxiety ridden This is not a book for everyone It is plenty sad but it does show family unity family and friends caring for each other tying their best to get on with their own lives while still being there for the person brother son who needs them the mostARC from publisher

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Imagine Me Gone

To marry him Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith At the heart of it is their eldest son Michael a brilliant anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through paro. 5ish stars What a uietly devastating book It s written so naturally just following the lives of its characters over decades without seeming like it s trying to make a statement or push an agenda Haslett does not shy away from asking some tough uestions and doesn t give easy answers He brilliantly explores the themes of the novel for which mental illness is of a catalyst than a direct focus Each of the characters in the five member family who the novel revolves around is as human as any fictionalized character I can think of In a lot of ways Haslett s character work reminds me of Anne Tyler s which is as big a compliment as I can think of Like Tyler Haslett s compassion for his characters shines through though he makes no attempt to glamorize or justify any of them Each of the characters lives their own lives has their own ups and downs and while none of them is defined by mental illness it is continuously affecting each of them in various ways Though we re never even told their last name I recognize each of them if not necessarily in myself then in other people I know and associate with And not because I am aware of anyone dealing with the same challenges as this family but because they re humans just trying to make it through whatever challenges life throws their way I had to amend my list of top 5 books from 2016 to accommodate this and just sayin if I were on the Pulitzer jury I d have had no hesitation awarding it to this book Posted in Mr Philip s Library

Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Adam Haslett

Dy Over the span of decades his younger siblings the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existen. 5 starsI guess I m going to have to adjust my Best Novels of 2016 listWhat kills me is I had Adam Haslett s Imagine Me Gone on my e book ueue for well over six months Even after the announcement of its inclusion on the National Book Award shortlist even after reading slobbery reviews of it particularly the one in the NY Times even after my trusted friend Julie gave Haslett s short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here a glowing 5 star review here on Goodreads I steadfastly kept ignoring its presence on my ueue until the Pulitzer Prizes were announced two days ago when I learned this had lost out to the terrific The Underground Railroad for the coveted honor Curiosity won out over my aversion to dip into what every review I ve read has highlighted sometimes pejoratively a novel about mental health disorders and their effect on the family unitWhat a bonehead move it was to delay reading this I was completely blown away with Haslett s spin on the overly familiar Familial Dysfunction genre It wasn t love at first read though It took me a while to really immerse myself into the travails of this family of five as related in a revolving first person pov It becomes immediately apparent that something is amiss with the brood of John and Margaret intimating something dire is about to unfold in the present but Haslett s going to take his sweet time dissecting via life long flashback every little element of the mess intimated at the start What starts as perfunctory turns painstakingly detailed as the siblings the louacious fabulist elder Michael his younger sibs Celia and Alec then Mom and Dad give us pertinent clues that there s something awful brewing in this family s core Once you think you might have a handle on the root cause Haslett throws a subtle curveball to alter your perception ever so slightly Yeah most assuredly Dad s going through some major depression issues which inevitably affect the overall dynamic but why And what the hell is up with Michael Who seems perpetually to be in la la land from adolescence through middle age Who is stuck in a soundtrack loop of discohousetrip hopacid electronicathrash and whose thought patterns and convo are bizarrely in stasis mode obsessing over slavery and reparations White America owes blacks The initial slow burn smolders to a crackling inferno by book s end with every character either being a sympathetic figure or at very least relatable The exhaustive exposition evidenced at the start we end up realizing is not wasted blah blah You end up figuring out early what s going to happen but it s the whys that will if you re anything like me and can see yourself in these finely drawn characters end up rattling you to the core and render you blubbering by book s endYeah this is a sad tomato of a novel but its realism candor and accessibility makes it a must read and one I m happy to say that deserves its kudos I loved this