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Review: 'The Weight of this World' by David Joy

The Weight of this World by David Joy
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (March 2017)

In his astounding sophomore novel, The Weight of This World, David Joy once again explores the rough reality of life in the North Carolina mountains. 458 more words


Book Review: The Weight of This World, David Joy

The Weight of This World by David Joy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary: Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as “a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature” (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past. 287 more words


"The Weight of This World" by David Joy

Wow… Is our world so messed up? Really?

Men killing their wives and the shoot themselves in front of their own children. People of the church raping young girls, sowing their seed and never give a penny of what becomes of them. 268 more words


Pressures of the Past

Our pasts help to shape who we are and how we develop, but when your past is a heavy burden to bear, it can be difficult to function, as in  280 more words

Book Review

Book Review - The Weight of This World by David Joy

Goodreads Synopsis:

A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can’t leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. 276 more words


No Light at the End of the Tunnel

So here I am, making good on my word. In my last post I said I would try to keep up to posting twice a month. 1,035 more words