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reader Ö Angels AUTHOR Denis Johnson ´ Denis Johnson ‘A dazzling and savage first novel’ New York Times Angels tells the story of two born losers Jamie has ditched her husband and is running away with her two baby girls Bill is dreaming of making it big i First an opening number Trying to forget your past is a futile as trying to dodge the rain drops when it goes from a drizzle to a downpour Unexpectedly the sky will just open up and you're fucked I’m not going to lie this book the first half anyway brought back an awful lot of unwanted memories for meWhat is it that protected me from turning into one of these sad sonsabitches? I grew up piss poor surrounded by a bunch of degenerates why am I not chasing the dragon or locked up or living on welfare? Why do I not have 5 kids fathered by a bunch of different baby daddies? Why was I spared?Allow me to digress for a moment I swear this will make sense later I’m not much for computer games but there is one game I love to play two suit spider solitaire See this game is all about making the right decisions And when you get stuck at the end with no moves you can simply go back go back go back and choose a different path Maybe it will be the right one and maybe not and if it’s not hey no biggie you can keep choosing until you finally get on the right path or you can give up and accept that you're just not going to win this round It’s sort of a metaphor for life for me Because I’d be lying if I said I haven’t made some pretty bad decisions along the way But every day I wake up I get the opportunity to make a different choiceAnd that folks makes all the difference having the courage and the conviction to make better wiser choices Johnson’s characters are all plagued by the same fatal flaw the inability to change the course of the game The Houston brothers are criminals and abusers just like their father Jaime is a drugged out waste of life who neglects her children and herself Save your pity though because they are where they are because of their own stupid ass decisions and I for one don’t feel sorry for a single one of them And that’s all I have to say about thatEndogenous vs exogenous Internal vs external locus of control Read Arthur's exceptional review for the other side of the argumentDFW 2 hits 2 misses Bring on the tie breaker

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Read Angels AUTHOR Denis Johnson doc ↠ Paperback Ä Denis Johnson ☆ ❰Reading❯ ➸ Angels Author Denis Johnson – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk ‘A dazzling and savage first novel’ New York Times Angels tells the story of two born losers Jamie has ditched her husband and is running awa N a life of crime They meet on a Greyhound bus and decide to team upSo begins a stunning tragic odyssey through the dark underbelly of America – the bars bus stations mental wards and prisons that play ho A dark powerful and ultimately tragic tale of Jamie and Bill who after meeting on a bus start up a friendship and so begins a journey that was never going to have a happy ending Right from the early stages you get a sense of what type of people they are Jamie is trailer trash and uite vulnerable who along with her two young daughters one only being a baby may be fleeing from her partner while Bill has a confident swagger about himself but in the end is just a born loser and has lived a life in and out of prison There is so much unpleasantness to everything from the bars to the hotels drugs sexual violence and madness but it's Jamie dragging her children around the dark seedy streets that I found particularly uncomfortable As for Johnson's writing it's actually very good and has a similar style to Cormac Mccarthy which is no bad thing he also handled the last third of the book with some dignity and tenderness which helps take away the bad taste of events before

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Angels AUTHOR Denis JohnsSt to Jamie and Bill as they find themselves trapped in a downward spiral though rape alcohol drugs and crime to madness and deathFrom the author of Tree of Smoke winner of the National Book Award for Ficti The last chapter is a hard one The characters are no angels and they continue down a slippery slope at a very rapid pace This is not a story of redemption I can only recommend to folks who don't mind gritty and unsavory characters This book has multiple characters who all think they are leaving something horrible for something better but it's in direct contrast to this situation They are self destructive and no one is stopping another from poor decisions They encourage this behavior Harsh and raw Note another read that influenced Donald Ray Pollock On another note thank goodness a parent didn't ask me what this was about while reading at my kiddo's ballgamecrickets

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