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- Print Length: 204 pages
- Publication Date: April 26, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CJYQDW4
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- Lending: Enabled
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I read the first part when it was still the only one and it was immediately clear to me that I was in front of something special, now that I finished this third volume I am sure that Stuart Ayris is one of the most promising authors in the self publishing scene. His peculiar way of writing might not be for everyone, but I strongly suggest to give it a try, you will not be disappointed. The characters will remain in your heart for a long time.
The Frugality series realistically portray addictions, mental health issues and physical disabilities/challenges, yet none of the characters exhibits self-pity or expects special considerations; their interactions were devoid of any acknowledgment of "otherness." The flow seemed more documentary than fictional and Mr. Ayris' personal revelations in the introduction in Book 3
confirmed what was suspected all along.
We also meet the lads from The Setting Sun again and this is where the story does get bizarre - in a nutshell, we are in the third book of a trilogy, where the characters from the second book have all read the first book and now, after a chance meeting with the author in the pub, want to find the main character from the first book, as does the author. And that is why you do need to have read the first two books first, or book three will just not make the blindest bit of sense.
The writing is pure Stuart Ayris, a mix of pathos, humour, philosophy, poetry and rock and roll. It is very much a "journey" both as a literal road trip and into the mind of a man on the edge. The writing has a beauty and a rhythm of its own, and if a word does not fit the tempo of a sentence, then the author just makes up his own word that will fit!
A highly recommended read that is beautifully written.
I Woke Up This Morning has left me puzzled. As the author knows I am a huge fan of his work. When I started to read this book and by the time I was a third of the way in I was convinced of one thing: It was an exercise in pure self-indulgence and that he has let himself down.
I sit here having literally just finished and I realise how wrong I was about that. I think some of the points Stuart is trying to make a little too subtle for a fat, baldy, boorish, ignoramus such as myself. I'll try to convey what I thought as succinctly as I can.
Stuart tells a tale of alienation. A tale of fear and how is it wrong sometimes to indulge ourselves in our woes. We should strive to be a better person by whichever means is best for us. I can't say how much autobiography is in the novel but you get the distinct impression that the character "Stuart Ayris" has a few regrets. Separating fact from fiction for someone who doesn't know the author closely is like trying to paint using morning mist so I'm not going to attempt it.
With his usual breathtaking brilliance Ayris lays down the positives and leaves his jewels of wisdom for the discerning reader to uncover. When you come across these little treasures you feel better about yourself and better about your day. Stuart's work is unique in style and structure but my god does it speak to my soul at times. A work of cloudy, confusing genius, yet genius it is.
You really have to read these books closely - but when you do, they are amazing. There are great insights hidden and laced throughout. The reader will just be reading along - and then - POW - something jumps out and hits you in the gut