[EPUB] ✰ Cherry ✶ Nico Walker – Survivingtheholocaust.us

Cherry Cleveland, Ohio, 2003 A Young Man Is Just A College Freshman When He Meets Emily They Share A Passion For Edward Albee And Ecstasy And Fall Hard And Fast In Love But Soon Emily Has To Move Home To Elba, New York, And He Flunks Out Of School And Joins The Army Desperate To Keep Their Relationship Alive, They Marry Before He Ships Out To Iraq But As An Army Medic, He Is Unprepared For The Grisly Reality That Awaits Him His Fellow Soldiers Smoke They Huff Computer Duster They Take Painkillers They Watch Porn And Many Of Them Die He And Emily Try To Make Their Long Distance Marriage Work, But When He Returns From Iraq, His PTSD Is Profound, And The Drugs On The Street Have Changed The Opioid Crisis Is Beginning To Swallow Up The Midwest Soon He Is Hooked On Heroin, And So Is Emily They Attempt A Normal Life, But With Their Money Drying Up, He Turns To The One Thing He Thinks He Could Be Really Good At Robbing Banks.Hammered Out On A Prison Typewriter, Cherry Marks The Arrival Of A Raw, Bleakly Hilarious, And Surprisingly Poignant Voice Straight From The Dark Heart Of America.

[EPUB] ✰ Cherry  ✶ Nico Walker – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Cherry
  • Nico Walker
  • English
  • 26 March 2017
  • 178733094X

    10 thoughts on “[EPUB] ✰ Cherry ✶ Nico Walker – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    I don t care for addiction fiction I pretty much hated this book Repetitive Nothing particularly new There are indeed some good lines and some humor The ending is interesting in what it doesn t offer The misogyny ...


  2. says:

    These sentences come at you like rapid fire and it took several pages for me to fall into the cadence This is a story of love, war, drug addiction and crime A fictionalized account of the author s life written while in prison, it is deeply depressing although not without flashes of humor The author s back story makes me wonder how he survived to write this novel Walker took part in over 250 missions as a combat medic and is highly decorated The publicist has a lot to work with here.The war These sentences come at you like rapid fire and it took several pages for me to fall into the cadence This is a story of love, war, drug addiction and crime A fictionalized account of the author s life written while in prison, it is deeply depressing although not without flashes of humor The author s back story makes me wonder how he survived to write this novel Walker took part in over 250 missions as a combat medic and is highly decorated The publicist has a lot to work with here.The war scenes are gruesome and the agonizing PTSD inevitable The unnamed main character is unable to find his footing as a civilian and turns to drugs to ease his anguish The life of a drug addict is a never ending cycle of scrounging for money, buying drugs, administering drugs rinse and repeat Robbing banks became a way of procuring money a...


  3. says:

    We ve heard these war stories before, in superb fiction and nonfiction by other soldiers But Nico Walker, 33, brings a raw and casual brutality to the narrative of battle His rambling collection of chaotic anecdotes involve drugs and porn, acts of cruelty and kindness, unending boredom pierced by spikes of terror These juxtapositions convey the fundamental disorder of the American mission and its deleterious effect on the young people forced to implement it His language, relentlessly profane We ve heard these war stories before, in superb fiction and nonfiction by other soldiers But Nico Walker, 33, brings a raw and casual brutality to the narrative of battle His rambling collection of chaotic anecdotes involve drugs and porn, acts of cruelty and kindness, unending boredom pierced by spikes of terror These...


  4. says:

    Nico Walker isn t your typical novelist For one, he wrote his debut novel, Cherry, in prison Not only that, but he remains in prison to this day In his expletive ridden, Hunter S Thompson esque, Ernest Hemingway ish, autobiographical novel, he tells us the story of how he got there In this starkly honest middle American romp, Walker truly impresses with his ability to...


  5. says:

    Not bad It s written well enough, and the story is compelling, but yeesh, what a groveling, complaining, myopic narrator Let s call a spade a spade here, this is an autobiography with the names changed This is Nico Walker s story And although it is well told, it is a dismal story of decline that is hard to empathize with In a way it s existential Like Meursault from The Stranger, our self loathing protagonist doesn t really care about anything or anybody but himself, and even then, not so Not bad It s written well enough, and the story is compelling, but yeesh, what a groveling, complaining, myopic narrator Let s call a spade a spade here, this is an autobiography with the names changed This is Nico Walker s story And ...


  6. says:

    On a Highway to HellRed hot, Raw and Howling tour de force of Demoralization and Descent into the early 21st century Abaddon and Beelzebul of many young American men war and opioids the most powerful of...


  7. says:

    Library Overdrive Audiobooknarrated by Jeremy Bobb.F cK.Crack smoke.Puke smelled like big BigMac sauce. Gary was a real mother sh t f cker but I already knew that..Brillo Pads Heroine shooting up at the old abandoned house..Emily was totally f cked True Love Romance We ll buy some pills, then shoot them up Don t you understand that we are completely f cked Yes, life was good when you re young and on heroin slowly killing yo Library Overdrive Audiobooknarrated by Jeremy Bobb.F cK.Crack smoke.Puke smelled like big BigMac sauce. Gary was a real mother sh t f cker but I already knew that..Brillo Pads Heroine shooting up at the old abandoned house..Emily was totally f cked True Love Romance We ll buy some pills, then shoot them up Don t you understand that we are completely f cked Yes, life was good when you re young and on heroin slowly killing yourselfuntil it wasn t The question was.was Nico and Emily going to not only get clean but survive together as a married couple Oh wait they did sorta survive their separation when Nico was in Iraq Not sure either one survived individually during that time.As if things were not bad enough..Nico turned to robbing banks..oops Open the fu king door you b tch F ck, f ck, f ck..I wonder how many times Nico s favori...


  8. says:

    DNF 13%Here s the thing If you read Catcher in the Rye at the right age you think Holden Caulfield is great, you don t and you think he s unbearable Ditto here, and the writing wasn t engaging The blurb prom...


  9. says:

    Many thanks to Knopf for providing my free copy of CHERRY by Nico Walker all opinions are my own.This is an intense, bleak, insightful, and poignant debut novel about war, crime, love, and addiction The language is explicit and unsettling This story is fictionalized but is based on the author s real life and was written on a typewriter during his time in prison He is a decorated war veteran who served as a line medic in Iraq, he s a heroin addict, a bank robber, and an incredibly talented w Many thanks to Knopf for providing my free copy of CHERRY by Nico Walker all opinions are my own.This is an intense, bleak, insightful, and poignant debut novel about war, crime, love, and addiction The language is explicit and unsettling This story is fictionalized but is based on the author s real life and was written on a typewriter during his time in prison He is a decorated war veteran who served as a line medic in Iraq, he s a heroin addict, a bank robber, and an incredibly talented writer.We follow an unnamed narrator, who is a young war veteran who suffers from PTSD and is struggling in civilian life He turns to opiates and heroin to escape the anguish And by the time he is home, he is a hardcore addict and will do anything for money to feed his addiction including robbing banks.The writing style reminded me a bit like gonzo journalism in the likes of Hunter S Thompson The sentences are blunt and raw, not lyrical or poetic, but they pack a fiery punch I was gripped rig...


  10. says:

    As previously stated in updates, to this reader, Nico Walker s Cherry reads as if Charles Bukowski wrote a memoir about a tour in Iraq while in the army and his return to the US while becoming a full fledged dope fiend The novel describes the narrator s journey from that of growing up in a privileged life while bouncing around trying to find his place in the world and how he and his girlfriend eventually become dope fiends The writing is gritty, biting, humorous and told in a matter of fact As previousl...

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