It took me a long time to finish this, and I only read to the end because of my weird guilt about not finishing books I've started. I'm going to have to work on that so I don't waste time on stuff like this when my To Read list is overflowing with potentially amazing books. I will say that I actually liked the writing itself and will read other books by this author.
I just really could not get back into this story. May 31, Tiffany Higgins rated it it was amazing. In the beginning of this book, the abuse begins. Almost immediately you are whisked away to the Bone House. It becomes obvious that you are inside while multiple personalities are emerging. As you follow Richard's story, you are left wondering what is real. You feel what he feels; the pain, the fear, the uncertainty.
Enter an evil that transverses all time and existence. From his childhood through to the end of the book, I was longing to jump in and save him. This was a great book, with believab In the beginning of this book, the abuse begins. This was a great book, with believable characters, each unique and serving its purpose in Richard's life. I honestly felt like I was inside the mind of someone with multiple personalities. Could you imagine not only having split personalities, but being fully aware of each of them?
Could you imagine knowing who was in charge of your meat for the last week, but being totally clueless what they did during that week? Nicholson did an excellent job of portraying the struggle and the heartache as well as the comradery inside Richard's Bone House. This is a great read, and I strongly recommend it. Dec 30, Rebecca Barton rated it it was ok. What a strange book. Getting to know Richard and his alter egos but after that point it kind of droned on and on and he spent so much time talking about mundane things it just got overly dull to me.
However, there's some interesting plot twists at the end that bring it back together, granted the final 5 pages are a boring read but it does fit with the rest of the book. I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone that isn't interested in What a strange book. I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone that isn't interested in MPD type books as it is hard to follow at times depending on who's talking.
Apr 25, Melissa rated it did not like it Shelves: This book totally freaked me out. I tried very hard to keep with it since I hate walking away from a book and the other book I read by this author was fantastic, but I just couldn't keep torturing myself by forcing myself to keep reading. I would try to go back to it after every book I finished and couldn't read more than a few pages. I wanted to like this book but it fell short for me. I was never really hooked after the first chapter and found myself really bored with this read.
I finished it because I hate to leave something unfinished but I did not like it. Feb 07, Deanna rated it it was ok Shelves: The novel started out well and then went downhill. After the first half, the plot became more and more confusing as the main character plunged into madness.
The number of multiple personalities kept growing and the story became more convoluted. Wouldn't recommend this one. Dec 28, A. It was a really weird read. Sure, it offered a unique perspective and an interesting POV, but I kept being kicked out of the story by the surrealistic take on plot. It took me a long time to get through that book and it's going to take even longer before I read something from this author. Apr 08, Jtozier rated it did not like it. I always have to finish a book, but I do know why is was a free Kindle book Dec 28, Nadyne rated it really liked it Shelves: They reside in the various rooms of his skull, a place known as the Bone House, and take turns rearranging the furniture.
As Richard works on his autobiography, his minor characters struggle with their various redemptive arcs. Since I follow all kinds of great bookblogs, I have discovered books, or genres, I wouldn't normally read. And this book is one of these. And yet it was a fascinating read. Richard Caldiron tries to cope with life, as we all do, but his life isn't easy to cope with. It starts with a father who beats him and his mother, the latter not able to protect her son, or herself.
To deal with that he creates an imaginary friend, who 'takes over' his body when he is being beaten and who comforts him when he is alone and afraid. But then there suddenly is another friend, who lets him do things that he wouldn't normally do, or would he? Richard can't be sure of this, and so he runs It was fascinating to be inside a person's head and to see the struggle and uncertainty that was going on there.
The tension was building throughout the story, but was relieved now and again by references made to the fact that this was a book, a manuscript, a story, where exciting things had to happen, because otherwise it would be a boring book. All in all, a great read! This book is hard to put into a category.. It's a little of all of those things..
Richard Coldiron is a man born of a bad childhood An alcoholic and abusive father, a mother who's also battered but would rather that than be alone Not unusual for a kid to do that, especially one that has that type of trauma to deal with Richard has the Bone House.. The Bone House is also the home for his multiple friends I won't give up too much of the plot. I will say that this is a weird book. That's the best way I can think to describe it. This book is told in the first person through Richard's point of view. It is his 'autobiography' after all.
That in itself makes it interesting. Seeing the protagonist struggle through daily life as he's trying to tell his story and have it published. Is Richard a serial killer? Is this all just 'revisionist' history? A great many questions are raised during the telling and frankly not a whole lot of them are answered. This isn't a book that will give you solid answers. It's written so well and at times it's just laugh out funny.
Some of Richard's 'friends' are pretty hysterical. Filled with dark themes, witty dialogue, puns galore that should at the very least get a chuckle out of you, this was a very entertaining book. Scott Nicholson Published By: Haunted Computer Books Age Recommended: This author really has a style of writing that "Kiss Me or Die" was a novel with several different narrators often offering the to its reader many episodes From this read you will get 'his past, present and even the future mind of this serial killer.
This author will take you into the life of Richard Coldiron Now, this is the place where I say you must pick up the read "Kiss Me or Die" and read for yourself. And I don't want to forget Mr. Milktoast who was a true friend of Richard's from childhood, And oh, my what a ending!
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Please note that there are hints of pedophilia and incest in this read. All I can say is the fact that this author can put this novel together as he did is a good sign of a storyteller that can keep the reader guessing until the end. If you are in for a psychological thriller with much 'demoinci force,' crazy, twisted, funny, creepy and sad Yes, I would recommend this as a excellent read I really, genuinely, liked this book: Literally could not stop reading.
Stayed up all night. Tried to put it down once to sleep, but couldn't. Only went to the bathroom once, although that's more info than you probably needed. I've read thousands of books in my life; have an extensive library of everything from classics to fiction to history to autobiography; and I have never ever in my life read anything like this.
It is chillingly brutal, but not graphically. It is frenetic, nonstop, full-on, in your face gritty realism with the most beautiful metaphors and witty plays on words; a head full of characters, each of whom you will love; and a prose that is astounding. When I have to stop and use the "dictionary" feature, that says something. Even though I finished it, I'm having a hard time not opening it again today, just to go back and highlight some of the more astounding similes and metaphors; but then, I'd be highlighting every page.
This is a phenomenal piece of work. Bookworm would know what to say, exactly; but I can only try: This is a must read. This book is hard to put into a category.. It's a little of all of those things.. Richard Coldiron is a man born of a bad childhood An alcoholic and abusive father, a mother who's also battered but would rather that than be alone Not unusual for a kid to do that, especially one that has that type of trauma to deal with Richard has the Bone House..
The Bone House is also the home for his multiple friends I won't give up too much of the plot. I will say that this is a weird book. That's the best way I can think to describe it. This book is told in the first person through Richard's point of view. It is his 'autobiography' after all. That in itself makes it interesting. Seeing the protagonist struggle through daily life as he's trying to tell his story and have it published.
Is Richard a serial killer? Is this all just 'revisionist' history?
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A great many questions are raised during the telling and frankly not a whole lot of them are answered. This isn't a book that will give you solid answers. It's written so well and at times it's just laugh out funny. Some of Richard's 'friends' are pretty hysterical. Filled with dark themes, witty dialogue, puns galore that should at the very least get a chuckle out of you, this was a very entertaining book.
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