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There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes by Robert Jacoby: A Review

ThereareReasonsNoahPackedNoClothes  5 Stars

recommended for anyone interested in the human psyche

A disturbing moving read that leaves you thinking and wondering …

This is the story of Richard, a 19 year old who struggles with life and seeks death. He has tried to kill himself 4 times before and on his 5th attempt he nearly succeeds but doesn’t. He is sent to a psychiatric institution where maybe he can find a piece of himself that will make him want to survive.

This is a look at the not so normal from a not so normal point of view. What is real; what is not real? It’s a wonderful retelling of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Beautiful Mind mixed together. It is the story of one person’s struggle to fit in somewhere, anywhere.

I laughed, I wondered, I scratched my head, I left the last page feeling unfilled and hours later realized this is the way life and this book are … We only ever get snippets and peeks of events and people. We never have answers, only what we mold to fit our questions. Madness is in demanding closure.

This book will not give you any answers. It does not have a neat, tied up with a bow, hollywood ending; it will leave you thinking…or maybe it won’t leave you…

Read it. Dare to be disturbed. Take a walk into the unknown. 5 stars. 

About the Author:

Robert Jacoby is a poet, novelist, memoirist, and diarist. His poetry has appeared in more than a dozen literary magazines, most recently The 2River View, Sleet Magazine, and Slow Trains. He is the author of two books, a novel, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes (2012), and a memoir (by interview),Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

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November’s Bookshelf

It’s going to be a wonderful busy month reading.

I currently have 3 Advance Reading Copies from authors and/or publishers that I am waiting for or that are on my bookshelf waiting for me to curl up with them.

Breakfast at Midnight by Louis Armand is already on my shelf waiting to be read and will be next on my list to    read.

The synopsis for “Breakfast in America” :

“An elegy in E-flat for the other Prague.”

Kafkaville. Blake is a pornographer who photographs corpses. Ten years ago, a young man becomes a fugitive when a redhead disappears on a bridge in the rain. Now, at the turn of the millennium, another redhead has turned up in the morgue, and the fugitive can’t get the dead girl’s image out of his head. For Blake, it’s all a game – a funhouse where denial is the currency, deceit is the grand prize, and all doors lead to one destination: murder. In the psychological noir-scape of Kafkaville, the rain never stops, and redemption is just another betrayal away…

The ’90s Prague novel that wasn’t, Louis Armand’s BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT takes no prisoners. Seething with film noir intensity, violence, sex, the grimy post-revolution discontent of Prague’s industrial underbelly – the high-tempo prose carries us across landscapes of mind-fuck paranoias, morgue slabs, Oedipal patricides, Amazonian jungle epiphanies…

A parable for the times, BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT updates the macabre vision of writers like Paul Leppin and Gustav Meyrink. This is a cult novel waiting to happen.

I’m waiting on 2 books in the mail.

There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes by Robert Jacoby 


Cold To the Touch by Simon Strantzas

I’m really looking forward to these reads 

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