- File Size: 2514 KB
- Print Length: 313 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1449904793
- Publication Date: December 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002YNSBRK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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Adam had it rough in school, being bullied for no real reason other than him being an easy target for EVERYONE, even teachers! It was sad that his mom didn't see or didn't wonder what was going on at school to make Adam not want to go; to put up the fights he put up almost every other day! I mean, he would go clean off on his mom; cursing at her, yelling obscenities at her, telling her eff you, and he hated her!! Maybe if she'd caught on...
I was glad when Adam met Erin and formed a somewhat of a healthy relationship with someone, a female. His whole demeanor changed because there was someone who made him happy and didn't treat him like everyone else did. Then I was sad that Erin broke up with Adam because she was his only ray of sunshine. I kind of wonder WHY she really broke up with him. I would assume that her mother, having seen and met Adam, could clearly see that his goal was not to be with her sexually, but that's the reason Erin gave Adam when she broke up with him. Then to pour salt on a wide open wound, Adam loses his mom in the same night.
**SNAP** You could almost HEAR Adam's psyche break.
I truly enjoyed this book and was sad that it had to end. Bullying is never okay; unfortunately, it's something that will never end. It's been around for ages and will continue for ages. I realize the purpose of the disclaimer the author included in the synopsis about not being held responsible for any part of the book being acted out for real.
I'd like to see this story continue... Adam got away, but where did he go? What ever happened to him. Great read by Troy McCombs. This was my first time reading his work, and it won't be my last!!
During the first half of the story, I was an inch away from quitting due to the profanity and absolute disrespect that the protagonist has for his mother. Despite his claims, his being bullied seems to me to be 90% of his own making. The kid is entirely antisocial and puts himself in position to be picked on by other classmates. He sets himself up with a martyr complex that no one could ignore.
When he gets around to the killing spree, he defends himself by saying that 'they forced me into it', 'it was all their fault, not mine'.
As far as brutality, I've read much worse. The author here doesn't have much of an imagination in this regard.
As a story that supposedly shows the possible result of 'bullying', it is far from the mark. I grew up in the 50s and 60s. Bullying is nothing new. The things that children today call bullying, is nothing more than the establishment of a pecking order. That kids actually commit suicide over this just shows how insular and pampered kids are in today's society. They need to toughen up and deal with the reality of life. If they don't know how, their parents have failed them miserably.
This book is sad in the sense of being a statement to today's young adults about the subject of bullying. It shows them that it's okay to lash out in any way they want and justify their actions by claiming to be the victim of bullys. It doesn't work.
In my estimation, this story fails.
Other reviews and the product description give you a pretty good idea on what the book is about so I won't bore you with that.
The main character Adam is someone who you feel sorry for and wish you could help. This was an emotional roller coaster from start to finish and a story that will stick with you long after you get to the last page.
Despite many errors (which I was told by the author are being worked on at the time of this review) this book was just too good to not get the five stars that I feel it deserves.
I hope to read more by Mr. McCombs and highly recommend Damged.