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  1. says:

    Five blood freezing rage boiler pump sueezer creator of several lumps on your throat tear jerker wake up call for all the injustice unacceptable unfair wrongdoings of the system stars As soon as I closed the book I just sat for at least two hours paralyzed did nothing lost confused agitated speechless deeply wholeheartedly painfully

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    I loved this novel It is rich with detail the plot twists in a really interesting way the novel's structure is pretty brilliant and overall this is an ambitious book that was really well executed It is a coming of age story where that coming of age is warped by the atrocities of a school for boys in segregated Florida As Elwood awa

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    with a tightly plotted and masterfully crafted story this book absolutely demands to be read i can only say that i think it would have benefitted from a less nonfiction esue writing style at times but even with my writing

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    Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeColson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling but which is informed by the darkest most shameful and ugliest period of American history explored through the lives of two young boys set in the early 1960s Civil Rights time and all the horrors of the Jim Crow era in Frenchtown segregated Tallahas

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    The Nickel Boys a book about the horrors of a fictional reformatory school in 1960s Southern USA was my first experience reading Colson Whitehead I was excited to read this literary powerhouse author of nine novels one of which won the Pulitzer prize in 2017 As I dug into the book I recognised right away that it is written very well some might say flawlessly In fact I wouldn't dare to critiue it on that level Its structure pacing etc are

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    uick updateMeeting Colson Whitehead last night was great He was so hilarious I don’t think one person in the room expected him to be as funny as he was A gorgeous man funnier than any of us could imagine He stayed away from the seriousness of the topics in his books A little uote from Colson about book genres C

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    The thought of this book stirs up a pain so sharp it almost seems my flesh lay openThere is so much I can’t fig

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    45 stars for a great book and sad times all around Appreciate the way the main characters uestion Dr King’s notion of still loving those who are cruel to you Elwood’s precociousness and Turner’s heroism are so admirable and endearing The plot twist is great too Whitehead is a skilled writer but I do wish his prose opened up to of Elwoo

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    True to form Colson Whitehead delivers another well written deep story that while incredibly devastating deserves to be told The Nickel Boys is fictional account based on the true horrifying Dozier School for Boys in good ol’ Florida which

  10. says:

    Before starting this novel I had read several interviews with Colson Whitehead and reading them added to my understanding of THE NICKEL BOYS Mr Whitehead chose to write about a piece of history which even he had known nothing about before 2014 a reform school for boys which operated for decades and where children were tre

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The Nickel Boys

Assee is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy he finds himself trapped in a grotesue chamber of horrors Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinuent” Turner which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive that the world is crooked and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble As life at the Aca Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeColson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling but which is informed by the darkest most shameful and ugliest period of American history explored through the lives of two young boys set in the early 1960s Civil Rights time and all the horrors of the Jim Crow era in Frenchtown segregated Tallahassee Florida Whitehead writes in understated and subtly nuanced prose all the effective in delivering its relentless and emotionally hard hitting punches that live on in the memory long after the reader has finished reading the book Elwood Curtis is a bright and hardworking boy who lives with his beloved and strict grandmother who keeps him on the straight and narrow He is caught by the fire and ideals of Martin Luther King s spiritual rhetoric and philosophy and the fight for emancipation believing in the euality of everyoneExcited by the thought of attending a local black college the innocent Elwood s life is to fall apart when he is sent to the evil hellhole that is The Nickel Academy a segregated juvenile reform school run by the unbearably cruel and sadistic Maynard Spencer Elwood is to find himself in a racist place that has no interest in educating or improving the lives of the young men and where everyday life reeks of despair misery and never ending horrors Vicious brutality sexual abuse torture repression corruption disappearing boys and death are rife as Elwood struggles to maintain King s higher ideals of love trust and freedom in the face of his and his friend Turner s realities Turner has a cynical and jaundiced picture of the world he sees believing Elwood to be naive as he plots and schemes trying to avoid as much trouble as possible The boys futures are to be shaped by their experiences and what they have seen and Elwood is living in New York when a traumatic past that refuses to lie down returns into his lifeThe Nickel Academy is based on an actual reform school with its graveyard in Marianna Florida and interspersed in the narrative are uotes from the actual traumatised survivors of the place along with uotes from King himself Whitehead s novel is not only a scathing indictment of the likes of The Nickel Academy but of aspects of American society that allowed the existence of the reform school and the evil within and as such bear responsibility for what happened there but pertinently the political and social structures that legitimised such horrors and the wider racism and discrimination Whitehead shines a powerful light on American history the shadows of which have never gone away and which are undeniably present in our contemporary world A superb novel that is a must read of justice and injustice and which I feel is destined to become a classic in the future Highly recommended Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC Marion Mahony Reconsidered to a juvenile reformatory called The Girl in the Glass Tower the Nickel Academy he finds himself The Great Divide trapped in a grotesue chamber of horrors Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinuent” Turner which deepens despite Turner’s conviction The Lady and the Peacock that Elwood is hopelessly naive Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith that The Real Deal the world is crooked and The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 that Complete Enderby the only way The Invisible Writing to survive is The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories to scheme and avoid The Winter of the Lions trouble As life at The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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Demy becomes ever perilous the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children The Nickel Boys is a devastating driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers 45 stars for a great book and sad times all around Appreciate the way the main characters uestion Dr King s notion of still loving those who are cruel to you Elwood s precociousness and Turner s heroism are so admirable and endearing The plot twist is great too Whitehead is a skilled writer but I do wish his prose opened up to of Elwood s emotional psyche rather than his journalistic tone which limits the internal narrative and emotional experience Since this is a story based on reality we could have read a Wikipedia page or a journal instead I wish Whitehead had seized the opportunity of differentiating his fictional story with an added layer of emotional depth Regardless of that personal preference though it s still a great book

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Winner of the 2020 Pulizer Prize for FictionIn this bravura follow up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida When Elwood Curtis a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallah with a tightly plotted and masterfully crafted story this book absolutely demands to be read i can only say that i think it would have benefitted from a less nonfiction esue writing style at times but even with my writing preferences i definitely see why this has received so much praise and would recommend it to anyone

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About the Author: Colson Whitehead

I'm the author of the novels Zone One; Sag Harbor; The Intuitionist a finalist for the PENHemingway award; John Henry Days which won the Young Lions Fiction Award the Anisfield Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Apex Hides the Hurt winner of the PEN Oakland Award I've also written a book of essays about my home town The Colossus of New York and a non fiction ac