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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 A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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 Matthews Choice 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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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. 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 exemplaryExemplary yet I was left wanting I wanted to hear the author s voice Instead I felt I was reading something dare I say generic conventional predictable safe It didn t feel original I had an eerie feeling that I d read a slightly different version of this before Of course I hadn t but I was still plagued by this haunting feeling that these pages could have been written by any number of other peopleI was oddly unaffected by the characters as well as the plot t

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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. 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 awakens to the civil rights movement he is stripped of nearly all his rights The he understands the freedom he deserves the less freedom he has and that juxtaposition drives this remarkable novel At times there were bits of prose that felt a bit half hearted like filler until he got to the part he was interested in I would have given this five stars but Whitehead uses cement instead of concrete at least 7 times I stopped counting after 7 times because it was too upsetting Cement water and aggregates make concrete Cement and concrete are not synonyms Why do copyeditors not cat


10 thoughts on “The Nickel Boys

  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 sorry for the characters and all the suffering they had to endure The worst thing is I di

  2. says:

    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 awakens to the civil rights movement he is stripped of nearly all his rights The he understands the free

  3. says:

    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 pr

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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 Colson said there are only 2 ty

  7. says:

    The thought of this book stirs up a pain so sharp it almost seems my flesh lay openThere is so much I can’t figure out how to say in words right now My heart feels as raw as a burn; a feeling made all the resonant by the realizatio

  8. says:

    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 T

  9. says:

    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 Whitehead references at both the beginning and end of the book ”You can hide a lot in an acre in the dirt” I was immediately a fan of Elwood the main character a virtuous teenag

  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 trea

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