Book Review – CARNAGE by LESLEY JONES
Ok so this review was written last week. I’m still actually reeling over this book and so it has taken me a bit to post this review.
It’s 3am and I sit here trying to make sense and come to terms with Carnage. The name of the book is so fitting it’s scary.
I’ve had some ugly cries in the past they have been some doozies. They don’t happen often with me I am one of those people that absorb and process first usually.
But Carnage has completely destroyed me. I’m inconsolable at this point. I’m numb. I’m not even present.
This book is ANGST and that word isn’t even fitting. It’s absolute destruction CARNAGE. I was told by others they were destroyed after reading this and I thought wow I need to read this wondering myself would this be one of those few books that gives me an ugly cry. I think I maybe have had four or five ugly cry books in my lifetime. This book ….. I was OBLITERATED !!!
It’s 3am and even though right now I am mentally exhausted I can’t sleep. I know that if I turn off the lights and lay in bed I will start to sob and as I type this the tears have resurfaced and are trickling down my face. My only options are to lay here with the lights on and slow my breathing or cry myself to sleep.
What Lesley Jones wrote I will never forget. The ups the downs, the heartbreak, the smiles, the love. The all consuming love.
“It’s time to go, baby.”
“It’s time to go…”
I still after a week am thinking about this book. My heart is still broken over this book. This book is definitely one of my top reads and it is by far my top pick for Ugly Cry books.
Reviewed by Melissa
I love him, from the instant I set eyes on him when I was just 11 years old I have loved him and nothing will ever change that, he owns me, he owns my heart and he owns my body and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, we will find a way.
“Georgia Rae, when we made love you used to cry” … He waits for me to sing my bit. I try to swallow down a sob but I just end up singing through it… “I said I love you like the stars above, I’ll love you till I die”
Carnage is an edgy coming of age love story that breaks all the rules and transcends the decades. Georgia and Sean’s story will stay with you long after you read the final word.
An emotional, smoking hot, gut wrenching read.
NOTE: This is part #1 of a 2 part story but can be read as a stand alone.