Rosie Price [ read online ] What Red Was
You re telling meToo much tell nd not enough show in this Coolly Recounted Debut By debut by new uthor Price Covering the hot topics of n mbiguous rape nd the resultant cutting the victim drip feeds the name of her known ssailant in such dispassionate style that it s hard to care There s Here by the Bloods a confusing cast of charactersnd I found myself skipping increasingly large chunksIn Room 101 of novel writing course I believe this yawn fest would have been called
Out By The Tutor by the tutor it s puzzling that it was ble to slip through the long shot lottery Lucky Rosie PriceMy thanks to Vintage for the review copy via NetGalley trigger warning for sexual ssault I think this is very interesting very uneven book What Red Was follows Kate nd Max two friends who meet during the first week of university nd become inseparable They come from very different backgrounds Kate is from poor single parent household nd Max s family is large nd ffluent Bound (Torn Trilogy, andfter they graduate university Kate s life is shattered when she s raped during party t Max s family homeFrom reading this book s summary nd seeing its comparisons to Normal People by Sally Rooney nd Asking For It by Louise O Neill I expected two things from What Red Was nuanced exploration of the ftermath of sexual Loyalty and Lies assaultnd Price mostly delivered here on this in minute nd Fortunes Flames alternating perspectives between Katend Max What I didn t expect was that Max s family would feature so heavily into the narrative We do indeed hear from both Max nd Kate but we lso hear from Max s mom Max s cousin Max s uncle Max s father Max s sister ll of whom have very generic Rich People Problems There s talk of depression lcoholism inheritance drama ll of which in theory has the potential to be compelling but none of it really is I can only imagine that Rosie Price structured her book this way because she wanted this to be robust than book bout rape the result is that characters nd stories which should merely exist to contextualize Kate s own narrative end up overpowering itThe other problem which I encountered early on was that I didn t love Rosie Price s prose When Kate uaile meets Max Rippon in the first week of university life changing friendship begins Over the next four years the two become inseparable For him she breaks her solitude; for her he leaves his busy circles behind But knowing Max means knowing his family the wealthy Rippons ll generosity social ease nd uiet. .
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Hich felt to me very nd millennial to the Point Where It Distracted When We Were In The Heads it distracted when we were in the heads older characters However when this book did focus on Kate it excelled This is brilliant examination when this book did focus on Kate it excelled This is brilliant examination only of the long lasting physical toll taken by sexual ssault but lso of the delicate balance that every victim must go through of deciding who to share their story with nd how much of their story to share This isn t book that dvocates that victims not speak out but it is n incredibly sympathetic look on how much challenging it can be in reality than in theoryI lso thought Rosie Price did n excellent job t writing Kate nd Max s friendship Murder Go Round a lot of the foundation of their relationship was glossed over given that four years of university were covered inbout fifty pages but I still found myself believing them How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis and sympathizing with the extent to which Kate was concerned with Max s feelingsUltimately I thought this wasn important Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential and nuanced book when it zeroed in on its central topic but it did meander bit too much for my liking 4 starsWhat Red Was is stark nd riveting debut novel that vividly depicts the lasting effects of rape on Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 a young woman s mind bodynd life This is not for the faint of heart The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) and Im not writing this Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 as some sort of snide but of heads up since this novel portrays rape nd trauma in n unflinchingly way At times I was overwhelmed The story will make you Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child angry sad distressed experiencell the sort of emotions you should feel when reading The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 about such horrific Of Mice and Men act Another thing that Ippreciated is that the story didn t reduce its characters to convenient stereotypes Nor did it glamorise depression ddictions or self harm Unlike certain other novel out thereKate wasn t reduced to the bominable violation committed gainst her She was relatable nd interesting character nd following her life prior to that day really brought her character to life Her friendship with Max was complex nd poignant I Was Anastasia and it didn t fall victim to the friends to lovers clich The way their relationship changes over the years saddened me yet it seemed inevitablend far too. Repression Theirs is Choice of the Cat a very different world from Kate’s own upbringingnd yet she finds herself uickly drawn into their gilded lives Three Cups of Deceit and the secrets that lie beneath Until one eveningt the Rippons home just Sparrow Road after graduation her life is shatteredpart in A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston a bedroom while party goes on downstairs What Red Was is n. ,
RealisticInitially I thought that following the perspectives of Max s family members detracted ttention from Kate s storyline but it soon becomes pparent that by shifting the focus to them made them into far fleshed out characters However uneasy this shift made me feel especially when we read of the thoughts nd general worldview of Max s cousin it gave the novel Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World a democraticpproach were everyone regardless of their likability had page timeThis story is relevant raw The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors and compelling even in its darkest moments While I wished for neater ending I still would recommend this to wished for Yoga: The Art of Adjusting a neater ending I still would recommend this to interested in reading novel filled with fraught nd believable familial relationships nd The Neural Basis of Free Will a young woman s uneasy path towards recovering her sense of selffter being raped Read reviews on my blog An exploration of how traumatic ssault can spurn disuieting reverberations through small group of cuaintances First the good This book did respectable job of unpacking the feelings emotions nd behaviors that can manifest Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, after rape The Past Destinies assault scene was described in detail so please take heed if that is something that might be trigger Kate our heroine goes through emotional phases Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 as she tries to come to terms with what will nowlways be described If Wishes Were Horses as before the rapend fter the rape She feels shattered s jagged line is unfairly nd without permission split down the center of her life the before nd the fter The ssailant You must read to find outThe Bad There wasn t much plot Some people re OK with this but I m not I felt s if I was reading the same page over nd over gain It was lmost Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day as if I was in the movie Ground Hog Day I know the subject material may have warranted this setup however I wasn t fan In ddition I felt that
the ending was too tidy It was s if the book came to n end ndending was too tidy It was s if the book came to n end nd character s pain nd suffering came to The Unspeakable Mind anbrupt end s wellSo there you have it My likes nd my gripes I do feel Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought as if it was well written for debut novel I Murder at Beechwood always love newuthors dipping their toes into the bounteous sea of writers we lready have to select from It keeps things fresh nd exciting So keep it comi. Incisive nd mesmerizing novel bout power privilege nd consent one that fearlessly explores the effects of trauma on the mind nd body of Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space a young woman the tyrannies of memory the sacrifices involved in staying silentnd the courage in speaking out And when Kate does it raises this urgent uestion whose story is it no.