Image. Sin. Suicide. Blame. College isn't all kegs and eggs. Like many men before him, Chris wants to shed his high school life of obedience and order the second he steps foot on his new college campus. He craves something different, but he knows he won't find it on his own. Ethan takes Chris under his wing, sharing basement revelry traditions and introducing him to campusImage. Sin. Suicide. Blame. College isn't all kegs and eggs. Like many men before him, Chris wants to shed his high school life of obedience and order the second he steps foot on his new college campus. He craves something different, but he knows he won't find it on his own. Ethan takes Chris under his wing, sharing basement revelry traditions and introducing him to campus terrorism. A pond full of innocent fish are among their many victims. Everything is fine until Ethan puts a gun in his mouth sophomore year. Chris has to find out why the envy of so many chose suicide as his way out. He won't like the answers. Part-memoir, part-fiction, this portrayal of the underside of campus life intertwines sarcasm and skepticism to define a culture seeking the never-ending party.Since its publication in 2007, A Constant Suicide has gained a cult following of young readers who, much like the book's characters, feel a bit lost as they search for something better. As many readers have said, "This is exactly what college is like."...
|Title||:||A Constant Suicide|
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A Constant Suicide Reviews
With A Constant Suicide, Brian Krans has effectively captured the neuroticism that is endemic to the years of later adolescence in recent generations. The anxiety of not knowing who you are or who you want to be, of trying to build and maintain relationships with masses of new acquaintances who are similarly struggling to figure out themselves and the world, and of trying concurrently to understand and meet the expectations of family and society -- Brian covers all these fears accurately and in detail, producing a snapshot of a world that from the outside can appear juvenile and petty but which, for those living in it at the time, is the only world they both have and can often conceive. In this way, A Constant Suicide comes across as something much closer to memoir than fiction, and in so doing it displays the author's courage to seek to build a highly personal, unadulterated relationship with his readers. Written at a young age, this first novel reveals a lot of potential in its author, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of which he is capable.***Disclaimer: I know the author personally.
"Suicide is unnatural. No other species besides homo sapiens does it."Although the book contains some detailed chapters on the different ways to commit suicide. I wouldn't say it glorifies Suicide. It actually does the opposite. Not my cup of tea but I found it extremely interesting and thought provoking.
Very interesting book. At first I thought it was very dark but as I got into the book I found it very interesting and complex and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to all my friends.
I was surprised by this book. I wasn't expecting this. I was looking for a good book about suicide and this one had the word in the title so I knew I couldn't go wrong. It was very easy to get into the story. I could relate to Chris because I think we are alike in the sense that we want to be people. We are tired of being invisible and seeing life passing by without doing anything to participate.I gotta say, there are some advice about suicide but it does not glorify suicide. In the end, we understand why Ethan killed himself and we totally get the title. This book is more profound than it looks.“Don't exist. Live.Get out, explore.Thrive.Challenge authority. Challenge yourself.Evolve.Change forever.”I loved it. It changed me!5 stars!Go read it people!Emmie Wesline
A friend of the author gave me this book while I was hitchhiking, and I read it when I got back home. I thought it was a very good attempt at a first novel from a young person.