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It becomes evident very early on in the book that Strauss was not at fault in the accident.
I wanted to feel for Darin, his life and more importantly with the girl that he was part of ending her life, but never really got emotionally involved.
I didn't really connect with the book; it felt like it was just more of a catharsis for the author.
I found Strauss' writing style to be unique and refreshing. It made me think of stream of consciousness, that is, if stream of consciousness as a style were easy to follow. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lisa J. Davis
A poignant exploration of how lives can be turned upside down in a flashPublished 24 days ago by Kristin Louise Duncombe
I am a huge fan of Darin Straus's work ... however ... while this book may have served as catharsis for him, but was not at all satisfying to this reader.Published 1 month ago by Winky
I admit it; I give 5 stars pretty liberally to many books because I love to read and learn. If an author makes me think, care, appreciate , I feel indebted. Read morePublished 2 months ago by 30acrewood
I’ve just read Half a Life, Darin Strauss’ book about an event in his life when he was still a boy, but driving, that would shape forever the man he would and could become. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Kramer
“Half my life ago, I killed a girl.” So begins Darin Strauss’ memoir about how an accident that killed a girl when he was 18 shaped the man he became. Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Baker
A memoir is a DNA affair, the reader pointed from one subjective deciphering to the next. It is a dependent on the author's vibes, is it true or misremembered? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chris Roberts
Very interesting. Great for anyone with a little guilt inside them. Teaches you to not blame yourself. I loved it!Published 5 months ago by TheTruth456
I like that his voice changed as he grew up . The book was hard to read- I am so glad he found love.Published 5 months ago by Bernie