Ired reading for incoming college freshmen Brian Kran s debut novel is brutally "Honest About The Struggle "about the struggle identity and the tragic conseuences sometimes associated with it I d recommend this book to
Those College Bound And To college bound and to who d like to reminisce about a period of life full of endless possibility Brian Krans has a gift for painting vivid memories of a college freshman looking to shed his geeky high school self Chris the first reference of the book knows college is his chance to start over to do everything that he didn t accomplish in high school He has a chance to be someoneFlipping between past present and journal
"Entries Krans Hooks Readers With "Krans hooks readers with mystery why Chris best friend and roommate killed himself Then Krans leads readers on an adventure on how Chris and Ethan met and what kind of trouble they seemed to run intoKrans strength is painting the vivid and all too real college experience from meeting a cute girl to his first college party to his first sexual experience to hanging out with Ethan and the First Prentiss guys Not only do readers get a glimpse of college life from a guy s point of view but. Han takes Chris nder his wing sharing basement revelry traditions and introducing him to campus terrorism with a few hundred dollars' worth of innocent fish as victims Everything seems fine ntil Ethan puts a gun in his mouth sopho year Chris has. ,
REVIEW A Constant Suicide,
I did not know what to expect when I began this novel However Brian Krans first novel A Constant Suicide is well written and developed It sucked me in right away The story
Jumps Around From Present Toaround from present to to excerpts from a journal entry and back to the present The characters were easy to identify with We all can look back to college years and remember the pressures and stigmas and cliches Everyone will get something different out of this book Sometimes the people you are closest to are the farthest away I really enjoyed this book I read it in two sittings and could not stop reading The characters are like real people
I HAVE MET AND THE STORYhave met and the story helped me cope with the realities of death WORTH THE BUY How on earth can you condemn this novel I love it It is a really great work and I very much love the word sage and imagery throughout I found the looking hindsight style of the novel to be very interesting and engaging I was always wondering what really happened The novel reads like a memoir and do not doubt that the author s own personal experiences helped to shape this work A Constant Suicide should be reu. Image Sin Suicide Blame College isn't all kegs and eggs Chris feels like a loser He's sick of his Catholic high school life of obedience and order He goes to college craving something else but knows he won't find it on his own The socially adept Et. Can believe the tales I found myself laughing out loud several times at Chris dialogue Chris will pukeThe one weakness I had was the journal entries were a little long mundane and a little abstract OK I have another weakness the shortness of the book I would have loved to read characters and tales from collegeOverall the book was a good read where I needed to know why Ethan killed himself Krans tells a good story with humour insightfulness and truth I look forward to his second novel I got this book off a list from Yahoo answers of books that are like fight club thought I d Yahoo answers of books that are like fight club thought I d this one a tryI found that it started with the philosophy of the antagonist being pushed into every other character however I found the last 3 arters of the book very good Brian Kran s debut novel A Constant Suicide is to be commended for the accuracy of its title Indeed reading this novel is akin to repeatedly slashing your wrists or ramming into a bridge abutment at 100 mph It makes a compelling case for the sweet release of suicide if only to save oneself the psychological damage of having to read a second offering from the same novelist. To find out why the
envy of so many chose suicide as his way out He won't like the answersof so many chose suicide as his way out He won't like the answers memoir part fiction this portrayal of the nderside of campus life intertwines sarcasm and skepticism to define a culture seeking the never ending party.