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Let s go down to where all the ladders startHello friends I am excited to be writing another eview today This eview will be one of those where I say a lot of things some just general and some about the book I ll try to mark where I talk about the book specifically if you e just interested in that Down we goFirst I would like to begin where I often do why I ead this book Okay so I ecently eviewed American Psycho When I did my mom said I was just in time for Goodreads Halloween week I honestly find it strange that Goodreads only had this for a week some books are long and take than a week to ead because some of us have jobs Goodreads Anyway this inspired me to ead Darkly Dreaming Dexter just for the Halloween spirit but that was another disappointment I had marked as Want To Read the book Hold Still and my mom informed me that she had euested it from the library for me This was not a high priority book for me but since she had euested it I began eading it on open library The writing was nice but the plot was boring so I stopped But I still wanted to ead something since I had already gotten into the idea of eading another book I knew I didn t want to e ead something but I didn t want to waste time on a book I wouldn t likeRobert Cormier is probably my favorite author The first book I ead of his was The Chocolate War and it is still my favorite book I ead Beyond the Chocolate War soon enough after and perhaps liked it even better than its predecessor Then I ead some less appealing books of his After the First Death and Heroes I ealized that Robert Cormier seems to write the same idea epeatedly This used to be something that bothered me I find it a lot with male authors yes male For example I made a plan once to ead all of F Scott Fitzgerald s books so I d have substance for my arguments of why I dislike him I eventually stopped after three or four books because they were all exactly the same idea Another example after eading Blake Crouch s Recursion my mom got Dark Matter from the library I advised her not to ead it since many on Goodreads said Recursion was the same idea as Dark Matter but she ead it anyway and it made her like Recursion less because it was just the same idea again I don t know what my point is here Sometimes when authors epeat ideas it s bad tiresome it uins the originality of the first time you faced it For me with After the First Death and Heroes I definitely felt less appreciation for Cormier s work It was all the same he. Terse and terrifying this final book from Cormier will leave a lasting impression Jason almost 13 is a shy ineffectual child who takes being bullied as a matter of course but if he sees someone else being pushed around he may strike back When the seven year old girl who lives ne.
Was bound to make a hit at some point But The Chocolate War has always held a special place in my heart After thinking all these things I saw a post somewhere encouraging artists to eiterate on the same idea again and again that it was okay to visit the same concept and ewriteredrawrecreate it I eally liked this post and it made me feel better about exploring themes I had touched on before in my own writing It made me ealize that evisiting the same idea is what gets you to that eventual masterpiece After I ead I Am the Cheese I was eminded of what first struck me about Cormier s writing Cormier s Wikipedia says In most of his novels the protagonists do not win I knew this but still the way he writes it strikes me Cormier is brilliant in not only putting emotions into words but in getting them to jump off the page and into the eader s heart Cormier s writing always stirs strong emotions within me Though not the most pleasant emotions it still shows a great deal for the power of his writingSo I decided to ead The Rag and Bone Shop because I knew it would make me feel something and it would entertain me The eason I chose this book and not another of Cormier s is because this title has stuck with me for a while Cormier makes brilliant titles The Chocolate War After the First Death Except When Shaving Don t Look in Mirrors changed by editors to Another of Mike s Girls Cormier s titles are so intriguing that they make you want to pick up the book This title was enticing and since the story is about a murder I thought it would be a good last pick for Goodreads Halloween week The title actually comes from a Yeats poem I like when Cormier eferences poetry in his writing this is also something he did in The Chocolate WarABOUT THIS BOOKSo let s talk about this book I was surprised to learn this was Cormier s last novel It feels like a beginner book in some ways It s pretty short focuses on just one event eally an interrogation and it seems to be an initial fleshing out of some of Cormier s main themes ie betrayal Also some elements felt haphazard ushed almost like the Bobo plotline and the end which I will elaborate on in a bit I wasn t sure if this was how Cormier wroteintended it or if editors finished the book for him did not edit it much since it was published posthumously I could not find much information on whether or not he completed it and was fully confident in it before dyingWith the plot I found the end of part II very predictable from the get go though. Xt door is murdered Jason is horrified He was the last one to see her alive He wants to do everything he can to help find the killer so when the police come calling he tells them all he knows What he doesn't know is that Trent a detective adept at extracting confessions has been.
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It still made me feel things view spoilerI hate how Trent knew Jason was innocent but still proceeded to uin him hide spoiler What started off as just one out of his numerous interrogations Trent discovered in the end ight after the kid confessed that he was the wrong suspect Trent was infamously known for his interrogations up until Jason He would get the truth out of anybody the worst criminals who were bad to the bone But Jason was just a little boy who was completely innocent But Trent was so good at interrogating he made Jason fake confess about him evidently being the killer Luckily they found out who was the eal perp and Jason was let off scot free What made this book so interesting was the ending Jason was dealing with some emotional problems and decided that he would prove to people that he actually could kill someone and went to grab the butcher knife from the kitchen and went to go actually kill someone So being abused by the interrogator into confessing he was the killer when he was not actually turned him into one That is some crazy stuff man I love books like this where I don t know the ending I suggest this to anyone who loves books that make you think Because my writing and books are compared to Robert Cormier I ve been on a eading binge lately with egards to his stuff You will see a large list of his books that I ve ead in the last month or soThe Rag and Bone Shop My favorite of Cormier s work The suspense will keep the eader on the edge of their seat all the way through Trent the bad copinterrogator will make the eader suirm with uneasiness My only complaint is the very last part Don t worry I won t spoil it but Cormier s editor should have cut the last little section If heshe had Cormier would have ended his life s work on the ultimate note of perfection With all that being said I now just choose to forget that last little part pretending it isn t there and give him Five Stars all the same Highly ecommended This was literally me finishing this bookFor the ecord I learned how to embed gifs just for this eview Ok so I asked a friend but the esult is the sameIs this book well written Yes Is it an intense ead Yes None of that changes the fact I will not get back the time I spent eading it I m trying very hard not to like this book I know that sounds prejudiced but at least I m honest In fact I decided after being introduced to Robert Cormier s style that I would not like this book I have always been a fan of happy endings Let me clar. Called into the case and Trent has Jason in his sights as the murderer Cormier presents a cat and mouse game so tense that eaders will feel they must escape the pages just as Jason wants to extricate himself from the stuffy cell like oom where his interrogation is taking plac.
Robert Edmund Cormier January 17 1925–November 2 2000 was an American author columnist and reporter known for his deeply pessimistic downbeat literature His most popular works include I Am the Cheese After the First Death We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War all of which have won awards The Chocolate War was challenged in multiple libraries His books often are concerned with themes